Football committee approves amendments

A source has confirmed to ESPNBoston.com that the MIAA Football Committee voted 15-2 this morning in favor of the amendments made to the football playoff proposal that will be presented to the MIAA's Tournament Management Committee tomorrow morning.

Amendments to the plan include guaranteeing a home game in the post-qualification season for teams that don't make playoffs, and clarifying the process of whittling down divisions over-subscribed with automatic qualifiers. In such a scenario, power rankings would be compared amongst second-tier qualifiers, with teams being eliminated until the number is down to eight.

The Tournament Management Committee will vote tomorrow on the proposal, at MIAA headquarters in Franklin. A vote in favor would be a significant step toward making a true state championship a reality for the fall of 2013.