LHSAA announces football state championships to be played in Superdome; sets playoff guidelines

LHSAA announces football state championships to be played in Superdome; sets playoff guidelines
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Source: WVUE)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has put together a plan to handle postseason play for prep football and it includes state championship games being played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The LHSAA Prep Classic will be held Dec. 26 - Dec. 28. It will have limited capacity for fans due to COVID-19 protocols in the city of New Orleans. CLICK HERE to get more information on the number of tickets that will be issued.

Officials said the regular season of high school football will end on Nov. 21 and the playoff pairings will be announced the following day.

There will be four rounds of playoffs before the state title games:

  • Nov. 27 - Bi-District (Classes) / Bye Week (Divisions)
  • Dec. 3 - Regional (Classes and Divisions)
  • Dec. 10 - Quarterfinals (Classes and Divisions)
  • Dec. 17 - Semifinals (Classes and Divisions)

Officials said if a team has a COVID-19 case during the playoffs, it will be eliminated and its opponent will advance to the next round. They added a team has to have at least four wins to qualify for the postseason.

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