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Major changes coming to LHSAA championship structure

Posted at 8:28 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 23:44:32-05

BATON ROUGE (KATC) – It’s the end of the LHSAA championships as we know them. According to an Advocate report, a surprise proposal passed on the final day of the LHSAA’s annual general assembly meeting that will splinter off select school’s championships.

The change will start in the fall of 2019 and will impact football, basketball, softball and baseball. Those are the sports that recognize the split when determining state championships.

Select schools, or private schools, will now host their own championship events and not participate in the “Prep Classic or all State Sugar Bowl Championships.”

The proposal was spearheaded by Teurlings Catholic High School Principal Mike Boyer.

Boyer’s proposal calls for select school semifinals and title games in basketball, baseball and softball to be played at either school or neutral sites. For football, title games would be at home school or neutral sites.

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