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CIF rejects proposal for additional football division, shortened playoffs


Last updated 6/17/2017 at Noon

In 2018, the state California Interscholastic Federation football playoffs will start earlier so that the championship game isn't played so late in December. The 10 CIF sections will choose between beginning the regular season earlier along with pre-season practice, reducing regular-season games, or reducing playoff rounds.

A proposal to add a playoff division in the CIF San Diego Section and reduce the playoffs from four weeks to three while reducing the total number of teams in the playoffs from 64 to 60 or 52 was rejected at the May 24 CIF Board of Managers meeting.

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