KSHSAA to Publish Football Playoff Book

By DEWEY TERRILL on July 19, 2019 football article Print

From Little Apple Post

When the 2018 Kansas State High School Activities Association football playoffs ended, it brought to a conclusion the 50th season of postseason play in the sport for the state of Kansas.

In 1969, the KSHSAA launched the first-ever state playoff system with five classifications of 11-man football and one classification for the 8-man game.

Today, there are six classifications of the 11-player game and two for 8-player schools.

In August, the KSHSAA will print it’s most recent history book, “Under the Lights: 50 Years of KSHSAA Football Playoffs,” a 240-page, four-color book that captures the five decades of Kansas’ best high school football playoffs. Readers should expect their copy in the mail on or near August 15.

The book, compiled by long-time Kansas sports writer Brett Marshall, also includes chapters from among the top sports writers of the last half-century from the state’s major newspapers. Twelve writers, who collectively have 347 years of high school sports writing experience, chronicle the best of the best in this anthology of KSHSAA football playoffs.

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