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AHSAA adds new 7A class among state schools

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On Wednesday morning the Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control unanimously voted to adopt a new 7-classification system for championship play for the next two school years.

The new 7A class is in addition to the current 1A through 6A classes for all sports and will feature the 32 largest high schools in the state.

Those schools in the new 7A class include:

  • Auburn High School
  • Central High School Phenix City
  • Enterprise High School
  • Jeff Davis High School Montgomery
  • Robert E. Lee High School Montgomery
  • Prattville High School
  • Smiths Station High School
  • Alma Bryant High School
  • Baker High School
  • Davidson High School
  • Fairhope High School
  • Foley High School
  • Mary Montgomery High School
  • McGill-Toolen High School
  • Murphy High School
  • Theodore High School
  • Hewitt-Trussville High School
  • Hoover High School
  • Mountain Brook High School
  • Oak Mountain High School
  • Spain Park High School
  • Thompson High School
  • Tuscaloosa County High School
  • Vestavia Hills High School
  • Bob Jones High School
  • Buckhorn High School
  • Gadsden City High School
  • Grissom High School
  • Hazel Green High School
  • Huntsville High School
  • James Clemens High School
  • Sparkman High School

According to the AHSAA, all remaining schools were divided as evenly as possible among classes 1A through 6A.

AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said "The seven-class system allow the AHSAA to group schools more closely in enrollment, also reduces the need for nine-team regions in football and has created fewer five-team areas in sports like basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball."

The AHSAA had a 6-classification system since 1984, a 4-classification system from 1964 to 1983 and a 2-classification system from 1947 to 1964.

Read complete information on AHSAA area and section alignments.

Information source: AHSAA

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