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TSSAA Rule Changes: Football

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JACKSON, Tenn. -- Listed below are some of the minutes from the June 10-11 Board of Control meeting in Murfreesboro.

Board voted that if two teams from the same district meet in the semi-final round, the team seeded higher in the district standings shall host.

They also approved the following regarding Two-A-Day Football Practices:

1. Practice time in pads may not exceed 3 hours in a single practice.

2. If there are multiple practices in pads in a single day, the total practice time in pads may not exceed 5 hours, with practices separated by at least three hours of rest in a cool environment.

3. No student shall participate in multiple practices in pads on consecutive days.

A practice is considered a practice in pads if helmets and shoulder pads are worn at any time during the practice. A practice would also be considered a practice in pads if helmets and pants with hip, thigh and knee pads are worn.

If weather postpones a practice in pads, the practice may resume after conditions are deemed safe and the remainder of the allotted practice time may be completed.

These items (7-16) have been removed for the criteria set to determine Wild-Card Spots after District Champion and Runner-Up are determined.

7. The team with the greatest number of victories in their own classification.

8. The team who has the greatest number of victories over teams in their own classification winning 50 percent or more of their games.

9. The team whose opponents in their own classification have earned the most victories.

10. The team whose opponents in their own classification have received fewer defeats.

11. Total wins by the defeated opponents within their own classification.

12. The team with the greatest number of victories over teams in a larger classification.

13. The team who has the greatest number of victories over teams in a larger classification winning 50 percent or more of their games.

14. The team whose opponents in a larger classification have earned the most victories.

15. The team whose opponents in a larger classification have received fewer defeats.

16. Total wins by the opponents of teams in a larger classification defeated.