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AHSAA changes Super Six

By By Adam Robinson
The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Super 6 state football championships will be played over two days in December with three games each day, the AHSAA Central Board of Control decided unanimously last Wednesday.
The Super 6 championships, which were moved from Birmingham’s Legion Field to a rotation between Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn beginning this December, will be played Dec. 3-4. Since the Super 6 inception in 1996, the championship series had been played over three days with two games each day.
The six state championship games will be played at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2009 with the Class 3A finals set for 11 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 3, followed by the Class 1A finals at 3 p.m., and the Class 5A finals at 7. Friday’s schedule on Dec. 4 will feature the Class 4A finals at 11 a.m., the Class 2A finals at 3 p.m., and the Class 6A finals at 7 p.m.
The Central Board, meeting at the AHSAA office in its annual summer session, also voted 8-3 to keep the current region format for football for the next reclassification period, 2010-11 and 2011-12.
Member schools will be reclassified before Jan. 1, 2010, based on each school’s average daily membership reported to the Alabama State Board of Education this fall. In other Board action: