Broward, Palm Beach and most Miami-Dade public-school football teams opted out of the Florida High School Athletic Association state series, so instead of playing for a state title, those teams will have the chance to play for a tri-county title.
The three counties will have two tournaments for the teams to play in: the Gold level and the Silver level. Both levels will have a bracket for Class 8A, Class 7A, Classes 6A-5A and Classes 4A-1A.
Each classification bracket will have up to eight teams: two from each county and two at-large teams from any of the three counties.
Because of the coronavirus-shortened season, a playoff committee made up of South Florida media members will rank the top teams from each classification and determine the seeding for the tournaments.
The playoffs will begin with a quarterfinal round the first week of December, followed by the semifinal round the second week of December.
The championship games for the Silver level will be played either on Dec. 18 or Dec. 21. The championship games for the Gold level will be played either on Dec. 19 or Dec. 22. The dates are contingent on selecting a venue for the games, which has not been decided on yet.
Teams that do not advance in the tournaments can play another team that lost in a bowl game on Dec. 17.
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