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bring back the wild card

I'm wondering how many people out there think the wild card should be brought back for high school football.

When the FHSAA used to reward the 2 teams with the next best records in the region, it made every game important, not just the 4 or 5 district games.

It would make each week vital. Teams wouldn't have throw away games.

And in a case like this season where there are 4 teams in District 16-6A worthy of a shot at the playoffs, at least 1 would likely get in. In District 16-4A, Booker T., Edison and Jackson are all capable of doing damage in the playoffs. But only 2 will go and you'll likely have a 7-3 team missing out.

Homestead or Killian or South Dade or Southridge could get left out despite winning seasons.

Meanwhile, you'll have a .500 or worse team make the playoffs in District 12-6A.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to consider this when the FHSAA next re-districts.

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