In the regular season, each school will play each other, with home and away matchups rotating by year. After the first seven weeks, the Class B teams will start their playoffs with a semifinal round, while the Class C and D teams will play crossover games. Week nine will be the sectional championship games for each class, with winners advancing to face the Section X champion in the regional round of state play.
Farmer said that the junior varsity schedule will also change, with games to be played under the same site/same school format.
“Fans can enjoy a full day of football action,” he said.
The 2012 Section VII football season will open Labor Day weekend, with AuSable Valley hosting Saranac and Moriah hosting Plattsburgh High on Aug. 31; while Peru will host Saranac Lake and Beekmantown will host Ticonderoga Sept. 1.
As for the other half of the Mayor’s Cup rivalry, Tupper Lake will play a Section X schedule in 2011. No tentative schedule has been released.