With New Playoff Format, Stoughton High Football Placed in Division 3 Southwest Next Season
Stoughton will be in the same playoff division as Milford, North Attleboro and Oliver Ames in football next season.
After hearing appeals from 10 high schools, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Football Committee has completed its realignment of the high school football divisions for next season's new playoff format.
According to the Boston Herald, appeals from Arlington Catholic, Pope John, Matignon, Boston Latin, Diman, Mashpee and Maynard were approved by the MIAA football committee.
Sharon tried to move from Division 3 Southeast to Division 4 South but their appeal was denied.
With the divisions complete, Stoughton High finds itself in the newly formed Division 3 Southwest next season, which is comprised of a total of 12 schools.
Stoughton was in Division 3 this past season.
Eight of the 12 teams in Division 3 Southwest will make the new expanded playoff tournament next season following a seven-game regular season.
Joining Stoughton in Division 3 Southwest: Hockomock teams Oliver Ames, North Attleboro, Milford, as well as North Quincy, Hingham, Norwood, Walpole, Hopkinton, Milton, Medfield, Bishop Feehan.
Here's the breakdown of the other Hockomock League schools:
- Division 1 South - Attleboro and Franklin
- Division 2 South - King Philip, Mansfield and Taunton
- Division 3 Southeast - Sharon
- Division 4 South - Canton and Foxborough
To read the Boston Herald's story in its entirety, click here.