The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has changed the way it will carry out overtime for high school boys and girls soccer competitions in the post-season across the state.

Previously, playoff games that were still tied at the end of regulation would go into two sections of five-minute sudden victory play to determine the winner.

No more, voted the TSSAA in their latest Board of Control meeting Wednesday.

The rule change reads as follows, per the organization : “Teams play two, full 10-minute overtime periods. These periods are not sudden victory. If, at the conclusion of the two full 10-minute overtime periods, a tie still exists, the tie shall be broken by the penalty kick procedure in the NFHS Rules Book.”

Girls soccer will return to the pitch in Williamson County this August, while boys soccer just wrapped up last month.

Photo by Steve Wheeler.

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