FOOTBALL CHANGES: 8 Game Prep Season Considered

In an attempt to reduce student-athlete injuries, the Iowa High School Athletic Association is considering cutting one game off the prep football regular season.

Currently, the board has three choices; leave the format the way it is, push the season a week ahead, or cut the season to eight games.

But going from nine games to eight games could have consequences.

“All of our records and everything over the last 30-35 years have been based on nine game schedules so we’ve got one less game up there to do individual and team types of things that are already in the record books,” says IHSAA Executive Director Rick Wulkow.

Losing a Friday game could also cost schools thousands of dollars in ticket sales. The board expects to make it’s decision next week.


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