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Parents disagree with high school football brackets

3 years 6 months 5 days ago November 15, 2013 Nov 15, 2013 Friday, November 15 2013 November 15, 2013 8:47 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - High school football teams took to the field Friday night after months of controversy over the new LHSAA football playoff brackets.

Some football teams were dropped from their playoff brackets and moved to new ones this post-season.

Private schools will play private schools and public schools will play public schools. Instead of having one championship for each of the five classes, four new divisions have been created, making nine total championship teams.

The decision came after some school administrators were tired of losing to the same teams year after year. A plan was designed to make sure that didn't happen again, which involved separating the public and private schools.

The changes allow some losing teams a spot in the playoffs. East Iberville has not won a game this season, but played Friday. Many parents disagree with the new brackets.

"I'm not a fan of it, everybody should have to play everybody," said Paul Brumfield. "Get your team together, strap up and come out and play."

A parent of a St. Louis Catholic punter says his team didn't deserve a spot.

"I think it's unfair that a 3 and 7 team is even in the playoffs," said Joe Miller.

Other fans are in favor because their team gets an increased chance of making it to a championship. Some teams don't play this week and get an automatic pass into the next round.


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