FHSAA Expands 1A Football Playoffs Due To Michael

October 19, 2018

The Florida High School Athletic Association has expanded this year’s Class 1A-Region 1 and 1A-Region 2 playoff format following Hurricane Michael. Now there will be eight teams in each regional playoff instead of six.

“It became abundantly clear that because of Hurricane Michael, it will take many schools several weeks to reorganize and field a football team.  It is with great thought and conversation that the best path for all communities, schools, coaches and most importantly student-athletes, is to allow eight teams,” the FHSAA said. Each team will be seeded from 1-8.

Currently, the Top 8 teams in 1-1A in rank order are:

  1. Baker
  2. Vernon
  3. Jay
  4. Northview
  5. Graceville
  6. Bozeman
  7. Holmes County
  8. Chipley

Freeport is ranked number nine.

Currently, the Top 8 teams in 2-1A in rank order are:

  1. Jefferson County
  2. Sneads
  3. Blountstown
  4. Port St. Joe
  5. Wewahitchka
  6. Cottondale
  7. Liberty County
  8. Franklin County

Each team’s schedule that was submitted at the beginning of the 2018 season will be used for playoff qualification based on the football point’s structure. Each team will earn a seed of 1–8 based on their end of the regular season point average.

The higher seed will host each round throughout the region playoffs.

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