After approving the Zero Week football scheduling concept in October, the MSHSL board unanimously approved the application details at Thursday's meeting. The highlights: Teams playing Zero Week games can practice up to three days during a mandatory regular-season bye week. A committee of two coaches, two athletic directors and one MSHSL staff member will approve or deny applications to schedule Zero Week games.
Zero Week will allow some schools to play a football game one week before the majority of the teams in the state begin play, thereby relieving the difficulties some teams experience when searching for an opponent with the same bye week during the season.
Also unanimously approved by the board: