OH SAYS NO TO FOX'S H.S. FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
OH will not allow any of its teams to compete in the
high school football national championship proposed by Fox
Sports Net and Student Sports Inc. for December 2000,
according to John Seaburn of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. OH
High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Dir of PR Bob
Goldring said the issue of that game "has been discussed"
before at national conventions, but the OHSAA feels that
"the time is not right to get involved in something like
that." In addition, OHSAA rules prohibit OH teams from
competing in games after the completion of the state
playoffs. More Goldring: "It seems odd that the backers of
this proposed national championship game wouldn't float
their idea past some state high school associations to see
if there's support for it" (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 4/22).