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When determining the classification of an out-of-state school for wild card purposes, if the school’s three-grade enrollment is less than the lowest enrollment in a particular class, the out-of-state school shall be classified in the immediate lower class. The enrollment of Nebraska schools opting up to play in a higher class will not be considered when comparing out-of-state schools for classification purposes.

  • 10.

    Classification of Out-of State Schools for Wild Card Consideration When Enrollment is Identical to Schools in Two Different Classes: In determining classifications for NSAA activities, if two or more schools are tied for the final place in a particular class, the tie is broken by using the schools’ three-year average enrollment for the most recent three years. When determining the classification of an out-of-state school for wild card purposes, if the out-of-state school’s three-grade enrollment is identical to the enrollments shared by schools in two different classes, the out-of-state school shall be placed in the higher class.

  • 11.

    If a Class D1 or Class D2 team plays a school from another state which plays 9-man football, the Nebraska 8-man team will receive points the same as if it had played an 8- man team.

  • 12.

    FORFEITS:

    • a.

      A contest that is forfeited because of extenuating circumstances between schools shall count as a loss for the team forfeiting, and such forfeiting team shall receive wild card points for such forfeited loss.

    • b.

      Schools that are required to forfeit a game or games by the Executive Director or the Board of Directors shall count such contests as one of the permissible contests under the contest limitations for that sport. The school shall receive forfeit losses for those scheduled contests and shall be awarded wild card points for those forfeit losses

    • c.

      When a school’s varsity team is unable to complete the season, those remaining teams on that school’s regular season schedule shall receive forfeit wins for those scheduled contests and shall be awarded wild card points for those forfeit wins. Wild card points will be determined by the forfeiting team's record at the time of seeding for postseason competition.

    • d.

      If two schools cannot agree on the postponement of a regular season football game and the schools contact the NSAA office for a ruling, first priority shall be given to player safety. The host team has the sole responsibility of determining if the field is fit for play. The game may be postponed or forfeited. If a forfeit is not awarded, the game must be completed by 12 noon on Saturday of the school’s last permitted regular season game. If the game is not forfeited and is not played by the stipulated date, each team will be credited with a loss.

    • e.

      If a school takes its team off the playing field prior to the completion of a contest, or prior to the suspension/termination of a game by the game officials, and the contest results in a forfeit because of the refusal of the school's team to continue play, the school shall be subject to a penalty set by the NSAA Board of Directors. The penalty may be exclusion from participation in the district or state series of competition. 26

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