AHSAA board rules for more weeks

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 24, 2014

The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control voted Wednesday to allow football teams 11 weeks to schedule 10 games.

The ruling will give high schools the opportunity to play a non-region football game on Aug. 22, which is normally slated for a jamboree game, if a team so choses.

Then, teams will have 10 weeks to play the remaining nine regular-season games.

Schools can still agree to play non-counting jamboree games or a regulation game that first week, but would have the remaining 10 weeks to schedule the maximum 10 regular-season contests, according to the AHSAA.