Sound Off: IFCA Presents Changes To IHSAA - Feb. 23

By Eric Dutkiewicz

February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 9:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The Indiana Football Coaches Association formally presented to the Indiana High School Athletic Association on Friday a playoff plan that would dramatically change high school football in Indiana.

IFCA's proposal would add a sixth class to football only, seed the top two teams in each sectional, use a points system that would affect a school's class status and implement a "tradition factor" in hopes to yield more--and different--state champions.

The IHSAA is reviewing the state of its organizations, too: notably, the private school dominance in football, and legislative pressure to end multi-class basketball.

On a previous edition of Sound Off, IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox says he supports a sport-specific points system that would move teams up or down based on two-year points accumulation.

With IFCA and IHSAA both advocating change, the IFCA's proposal could be well-received by the IHSAA.

Snider head coach Kurt Tippmann, who serves as IFCA Region 3 Director, joins Tommy Schoegler and Kurt Hormann on Sound Off to give an update on the IFCA proposal.

Tippmann says the IHSAA is slated to discuss the IFCA proposal in March.

Click on the video icon to see the entire interview with Tippmann.

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