SDHSAA to hold special meeting today

Brent Nathaniel

PIERRE, S.D. ( — The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors will hold a special meeting today.  Three items are on the agenda.

The first agenda item is the consideration of changes to 11AAA Football Playoff Seeding procedure for 2020 Season.

Item two is the consideration of identifying an alternate 9th Seed in Class 11AAA/11A and 17th Seed in Class 11B/all 9-man classes for the first round of the football playoffs. In the event a team cannot participate in the first round of the playoffs, the 9th/17th seed would replace the team that could not play. There will be no re-seeding of teams due to the potential short turn-around time prior to the contests being played. This would only be in effect for the first round of football playoffs and only for the 2020 football season.

The final item to be considered is allowing teams who have not qualified for the football playoffs to schedule an additional game on October 22, October 23, or October 24. This would be in effect for the 2020 season only.

The board will meet at 11 a.m. at the SDHSAA Office in Pierre.