Springfield – District football in Illinois has been passed by the IHSA’s Legislative Commission. The proposal directs the IHSA to implement a football scheduling system for regular-season varsity games that would involve the following: (1) a 9-week regular season, (2) playoff classes determined in advance of the season; (3) schools from each class placed into 8 geographic groups by the IHSA Office to play a round-robin schedule; (4) the remaining games on the regular season schedule to be arranged by the individual schools at their discretion; (5) the top 4 teams in each of the 8 groups qualify for the playoffs, based on games played within each group. The proposal will now go out to IHSA member schools for approval. Schools will vote between December 3rd and December 18th. A simple majority of yes or no votes cast will determine whether the proposal passes. If approved, the proposal would take effect starting with the 2021 football season.