AHSAA adds 7A classification for 2014-16 - WRBL

AHSAA adds 7A classification for 2014-16

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The Alabama High School Activities Association has announced a reclassification of the state's athletic teams, beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

The AHSAA will add a class, with 7A being the biggest classification in the state, with the 32 biggest schools in the state moving from 6A to 7A.

For football, Auburn, Phenix City-Central and Smiths Station will all move up, joining region 2-7A along with Enterprise, Jeff Davis, Lee-Montgomery and Prattville.

Opelika remains in region 3-6A, and will be joined by Valley, moving up from 5A. Russell County also moves up to 6A, joining region two with Carver-Montgomery, Dothan, Northview, Park Crossing, Stanhope Elmore, Wetumpka and Carroll.

Beauregard moves up as well, joining 3-5A.

Eufaula, Beulah, Lafayette, Lanett, Loachapoka and Notasulga all stay in their existing classification and region.

All schools will now have 11 weeks to play 10 games with an option to scrimmage in week one. If teams choose to scrimmage, they must play 10 games in the next 10 weeks. If they play an "actual" game week one, the team will have a bye week.

The state championship games, held at Jordan-Hare Stadium this year, will now be a Super 7, with the 7A title game being played on Wednesday, and 1A-6A played on Thursday and Friday.

For a complete list of the new football classifications, click here.

For the reclassification for all other sports, click here.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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