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The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is an organization that sponsors activities in thirty-three sports, comprising 374 public and private high schools in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The MIAA is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), which writes the rules for most U.S. high school sports and activities. The MIAA was founded in 1978, and was preceded by both the Massachusetts Secondary School Principals Association (MSSPA) (1942–1978) and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Council (MIAC) (1950–1978).
Notably, the MIAA does not use the NFHS ruleset for football, choosing instead to use NCAA college rules with minor modifications. It is the only state in which high school football is played in 11-minute quarters. The only other state association that plays high school football under NCAA rules, University Interscholastic League, uses the NFHS standard of 12-minute quarters.
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Wikipedia
Girls wrestling gained MIAA status in 2011. Rugby became the MIAA's 35th sport in 2016, following a 2015 MIAC vote that passed by a wide majority.
The leagues in the MIAA are separated into eight districts (lettered A–H).Cape Ann League (CAL)
Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC)
Dual County League (DCL)
Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC)
Northeastern Conference (NEC)
Boston City League (BCL)
Greater Boston League (GBL)
Middlesex League (ML)
Atlantic Coast League (ACL)
Bay State Conference (BSC)
South Shore League (SSL)
Big Three Conference
Cape and Islands League
Eastern Athletic Conference
Mayflower Athletic Conference
Old Colony League
South Coast Conference
Central Massachusetts Conference
Colonial Athletic Conference
Dual Valley Conference
Midland Wachusett League
South Worcester County League
Worcester County Athletic Conference
Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference
Catholic Central League
The MIAA Football State Champions are listed below.