South Dakota Changes

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  1. Halftimes for all all 9-man varsity games shall be 12 minutes, with the mandatory plus-three warm-up to follow. Halftimes may be extended to a maximum of 20-plus-3 if both teams are provided 24 hours of advance notice.

  2. Last year's coaches' evaluations of officials shall continue, and coaches who fail to fill out a multiple weekly evaluations will not be allowed to submit a recommendation vote for the State Semifinal and Championship game crews. 

  3. Effective with the next scheduling cycle, all 11-man teams must play a minimum of six (6) of their regular season games against teams either in their classification or from a higher classification.

  4. Application of the Heat and Contact policies as stated in the Football section of the SDHSAA Athletic Handbook.