MASON CITY, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced in January that it would reformat the postseason structure.
This year, only district champions or teams tying for a district championship will automatically qualify.
All nine games count toward qualifying and remaining at-large teams will be determined based on their RPI ratings.
KIMT wanted to see how local coaches feel about this new change.
“With Class A, which we’re in, we get 16 bids out of 62 (teams) which I wish that was a little more open,” said Newman Catholic head coach, Rich McCardle.
Other coaches simply believe it comes down to taking care of business.
“Whether or not the scoring works in our favor or not, it’s still the type of thing where if you go out and win football games, you’re probably going to be alright,” said Osage head coach, Matt Finn.
The Iowa regular season concludes on Oct. 19.