The executive and legislative councils of the MHSAA approved the prosposed legislation this week. Both branches most vote “yes” a second time during April’s spring meeting for it to pass.
The current format has four teams – two each from the North and Sotuh – playing in the state tournament at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
Prior to 2009, six teams – three each from the North and South – advanced to the tournament. The third seed qualified by winning the North/South consolation game. The North/South champion received a first-round bye.