AHSAA announces Super 6 changes at meeting

Published 10:05 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2009

By Staff
From staff reports
The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Super 6 state football championships will be played over two days in December with three games each day, the AHSAA Central Board of Control decided unanimously last Wednesday.
The Super 6 championships, which were moved from Birmingham’s Legion Field to a rotation between Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn beginning this December, will be played Dec. 3-4.
Since the Super 6 inception in 1996, the championship series had been played over three days with two games each day.
The six state championship games will be played at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2009 with the Class 3A finals set for 11 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 3, followed by the Class 1A finals at 3 p.m., and the Class 5A finals at 7.
Friday’s schedule on Dec. 4 will feature the Class 4A finals at 11 a.m., the Class 2A finals at 3 p.m., and the Class 6A finals at 7.
The Central Board, meeting at the AHSAA office in its annual summer session, also voted 8-3 to keep the current region format for football for the next reclassification period, 2010-11 and 2011-12.
Member schools will be reclassified before Jan. 1, 2010, based on each school’s average daily membership reported to the Alabama State Board of Education this fall.
In other Board action:
The member school dues were waived for the 17th year, a savings to the member schools collectively of more than $70,000.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) approved the replay earlier this year.
Local T.R. Miller High School head softball Greg White said he was OK with the softball rule change made by the AHSAA.
See next weeks Brewton Standard for a look at a recap of our local football team’s summer workouts and 2009 preparations along with reactions from the coaches about the Super 6 and region changes made by the AHSAA.

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