CIF Federated Council approves regional bowl games in high school football; teams could play as many as 16 games

What happened: The CIF Federated Council approved regional bowl games in the North and South, starting in 2012.

L.A. Times: The regional format was approved despite unanimous opposition from the largest section in the state, the Southern Section. The Southern Section gets only 36 votes out of 137 on the Federated Council because of a weighted voting system even though it has 582 of the CIF’s 1,494 schools (39%). Schools that reach the finals could end up playing as many as 16 games, which was a major reason Southern Section schools were opposed to the proposal.

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  • Huskies

    Make football year round!!! Awesome!

  • 12th man

    Does this mean Football would carry over 3 weeks into Basketball season?

  • Joe Amat

    I think they want to start a week earlier and potentially end 2 weeks later for the teams that advance

  • Colt74

    Cool! Now Football season starts at spring training and ends at spring training!

  • SaintsR4real

    Week -0, no buy week equals 16 weeks 🙂

    Could it be that simple, prob not.

  • Joe Amat

    Semifinal playoff games will take place Thanksgiving weekend. Section finals will be Nov. 30 or Dec. 1. Regional finals will be Dec. 7-8. The state bowl championships will be Dec. 14-15.

  • Alex Trebek

    Granted you are reporting this when CIF officially votes it as a YES, But where was this months ago when the idea was first brought up. This is not new AND THIS IS NOT JUST FOOTBALL RELATED (oh sorry fred you don’t care if its not football)…. this has been on cif’s table for months and also means that ALL SPORTS NOT JUST FOOTBALL will start a week earlier….
    Oh I forgot Mr. Robeledo does not care if its not just about football

    BTW – I have coach for longer than you have written on the east side paper. SO i know my stuff…..


  • smallcitymc

    Granted only a few teams will play the whole 16 game season, If the pros don’t want to extend their regular season, why would we want to do it to a bunch of young men?

    This is a very poor decision by the CIF driven solely by financial gain at the cost of the health of our young men.

  • Bulldog Backer

    Joe those are the dates for 2012, everything is forward 1 week in 2013. Bowl games would be on Dec 20 21 in 2013 as per State agenda item 410.

  • Joe Amat

    Bulldog Backer,

    Merely the messenger reporting what both the LA Times Eric Sondheimer

    I suppose you’re really saying he’s wrong?

  • Joe Amat

    Bulldog Backer,

    I see now you’re saying after 2012 they’re going to consider moving it back one more week? What purpose would that serve? Do you have a link to that one? Sounds more absurd than thinking his is a good idea in the first place. If you can get it done earlier – why not?

  • mike laawry

    Heard the P-Town hype. I thought it was all B.S. So I went to Ayala Thursday. Uhh oooh, Valley Vista League be very aware. P-Town’s Fast,Strong,Big,Fast, oh did I say that already. And last year’s Back up QB from Wilson, was passing at will. I can easily see 2500 in the air this year. Did I mention how fast they are? They walked all over Ayala an Don Lugo. It took Ayala 5 plays from the goal line to get their only score on P-Town. Dis I mention how fast they were? Oh yeah I almost forgot, the QB wasn’t asked to hold back on the velocity of his passes so his receivers wouldn’t drop the ball, like the previous year as back up at W. 2500 yards haters.