The general membership of the NJSIAA, the state body that governs high school sports, defeated a proposal that would’ve called for the crowning of state champions, nj.com reports.
The proposal was defeated, 183-95, on Monday, according to the report.
Currently, public school champions are crowned in five different groups in four regions of the state, including two in the north, one in the central and one in the south.
The non-public schools crown state champions in four groups, based on enrollment.
The Executive Committee approved the proposal last month. In order to crown state champions, the proposal called for the season to begin one week earlier, Labor Day in some seasons, and add one more week to the season for those teams who advance all the way to the state title game.
Football is the only sport in which New Jersey doesn’t currently crown public school state champions. It is the second time in three years a proposal to crown state football champions has been defeated.
What do you think? Do you agree with the NJSIAA’s decision? Or is it time to crown state champions in football? How would you have voted if you had a say?