AHSAA adds 7A to high school classification system - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

AHSAA adds 7A to high school classification system

Posted: Updated:
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Alabama High School Athletic Association has decided to adopt a new classification system for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years.

The action passed unanimously on Wednesday morning at the Winter meeting of the AHSAA Central Board of Control. In addition to the previous 1A through 6A system, AHSAA will be adding a 7A classification featuring the largest schools in the state. Thirty-two high schools will be moving to the new classification.

AHSAA lists the newly classified 7A schools for football as:

Region 1

Alma Bryant

Baker

Davidson

Fairhope

Foley

Mary Montgomery

McGill-Toolen

Murphy

Theodore

 

Region 2

Auburn

Central Phenix City

Enterprise

Jeff Davis

Lee Montgomery

Prattville

Smiths Station

 

Region 3

Hewitt-Trussville

Hoover

Mountain Brook

Oak Mountain

Spain Park

Thompson

Tuscaloosa County

Vestavia Hills

 

Region 4

Bob Jones

Buckhorn

Gadsden City

Grissom

Hazel Green

Huntsville

James Clemens

Sparkman

 

The remaining football teams were divided among the other classes as evenly as possible, according to AHSAA. Sixty schools will remain in 6A, 61 schools in 5A, 60 schools in 4A, 60 schools in 3A, 58 schools in 2A and 58 schools in Class 1A.

"I want to thank the AHSAA staff and Central Board for the hard work they put in to develop the re-classification plan that was approved," AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. "It was a difficult job, but everyone worked together to find the best solution as we move forward."

Savarese says the new system will allow schools to be more closely grouped in terms of enrollment, will reduce the need for five-team regions in football and nine-team regions in sports like basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball. The new classification will also bring in another chance for schools to get crowned as a state champion.

More info on the re-classification can be found on http://www.ahsaa.com/Sports/Alignments201416/tabid/4601/Default.aspx.

Click here for the full list of 1A-7A football schools.

Copyright 2013 WBRC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.