Major Changes Could Be Coming to High School Football in New Jersey
According to a tweet from the Philadelphia Inquirer's high school reporter, Phil Anastasia, the NJSIAA has proposed separating non-public schools into their own football conference in 2016.
This will go to general vote in December.
So what does this mean to South Jersey high school football?
St. Joe, St. Augustine, and Holy Spirit would no longer be competing for Cape-Atlantic League American and National conference titles, and the public schools would no longer have to compete with the non-public schools who can draw from a much bigger geographical area.
The proposal would change South Jersey football, with non-public teams from the West Jersey Football League and Cape-Atlantic League no longer playing in one conference. They would simply be separated from the public schools.
The three non-public CAL schools were a combined 59-10 against CAL public schools over the last three seasons