Prep football saying goodbye to conferences and hello to districts


The Minnesota State High School League approved a plan Thursday to begin organizing football teams by districts rather than conferences beginning in 2015, according to the Pioneer Press.

The idea is to ensure that every high school team plays an eight-game schedule against similar levels of competition without traveling long distances.

Each district will include 14 to 16 schools, grouping them based on location and enrollment, according to the Star Tribune. Districts will be altered every two years. The MSHSL currently assigns teams to conferences.

According to Marshall Radio, a task force will begin drawing the districts, with a goal of assigning every school a district by the end of the current school year.

In addition, the 2015 football season will allow practices to begin Aug. 10 – one week earlier than normal. The Prep Bowl, which will be played at TCF Bank Stadium the next two years, will take place Nov. 14 and 15 in 2015. The championship games are typically played on Thanksgiving weekend, but the Gophers will be playing that Saturday.

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