On Thursday afternoon the NSAA finished up its board of directors meeting with news that will impact all Class A football teams this year.
Everyone is going to the playoffs.
Because of the Nine Omaha Public Schools teams that are voluntarily sitting out of football this fall, along with games that have been cancelled already due to coronavirus reasons, the NSAA felt it was necessary to put everyone into the playoffs to ensure all 24 remaining teams have a full nine-game season.
The playoffs will start in week 9 (effectively cancelling the final game of the season against Columbus for NPHS) and will be seeded by a committee that will be formed soon.
The committee will consider all games, including those the NSAA counts as replacement games (which don't count toward wild card points) in their discussions of seeding.
More information will come out as we get closer to week 9 and the NSAA finalizes the rest of the details.