||MHSAA, District One coaches meet in Belden
BELDEN, Miss. (WTVA) — Many of the area's high school coaches were at the ICC-Belden campus on Wednesday night for the District One fall meeting, an opportunity for coaches and administrators to discuss and propose rules.
The main focus Wednesday was the football targeting rule. Bruce head coach James Ray proposed changing the suspension for a flagrant targeting foul.
The penalty has been for four quarters, but Ray's proposal would change it to just the remainder of that game. The proposal passed, so it goes to the Executive Committee and could be passed statewide before the season.
"If you think back in college from last year, probably 85% of the ejections got overturned from video replay," Ray said. "We don't have that in high school, so all we're doing is going off the judgment of that official and it happens so quickly."
MHSAA executive director Don Hinton says he believes Ray's proposal is "a good idea."