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Illinois High Schools Voting on Football Proposal

Members of the Illinois High School Association are voting this month on a proposal that would change the matchups of football teams in the state.

Voting on the by-law proposal, known as Proposal 10, started Monday. The proposal seeks to alter the structure of regular-season football scheduling and playoff qualifications. Depending on how the schools vote, current football conferences could be replaced with eight geographic regions, with the top four teams from each region going to the playoffs.

The new schedule structuring would also allow each team to be available for one or two inter-regional matchups so rivalries can be maintained between neighboring schools that don't end up in the same playoff class.

According to reports, results of the statewide vote are expected in early January.

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