Piedmont's A-11 offense gets banned

April 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's back to the chalk board for the Piedmont High football team. At a hearing Monday the new-age spread offense was essentially banned.

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The Piedmont High School football team received national recognition for the use of its new A-11 offense, but on Monday the California Interscholastic Federation voted to ban it.

The offense is unique in that it spreads the field and often employs two quarterbacks. The Piedmont coaches say that in addition to the wide-open nature of the game, injuries are way down since they began using the A-11.

However, the CIF went along with a recent national high school ruling which banned the offense, with some feeling it's based on deception and unsportsmanlike.

There were no complaints from any schools or coaches on the West Coast.

To read more about the A-11: click here

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