Reclassifications announced by Alabama High School Athletic Association

MONTGOMERY – Haleyville High School is ranked just behind Wilcox Central in 4A, making it the second largest in the division. Addison and Winston County remains in 2A, with Lynn, Meek and Phillips at 1A in the recently announced reclassification.
 The action came during the Central Board’s December meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17,  at the Alabama High School Athletic Association Office. Re-classification, conducted every two years, is based on average daily enrollment numbers for the first 20 school days after Labor Day. Public schools provide those figures to Alabama State Board of Education. Member private schools supply the same enrollment information for their schools or school systems to the AHSAA.
 According to the press release by the AHSAA The 2020-21 & 2021-22 classification football alignment places the 32 largest high schools in the new Class 7A. The remaining six classes are divided with 59 football-playing schools in each class. The Central Board also approved the sports alignments for the other fall sports volleyball, cross country and swimming. The winter sports alignments will be announced following the end of the basketball season, and the spring sports alignments will be announced following the conclusion of the spring sports playoffs.
Haleyville’s Region 5 in football includes Curry, Fayette, Gordo, Hamilton, Northside and Oak Grove.
Addison  and Winston County are in 2A Region 5 with Aliceville, Cold Springs, Lamar County and Midfield.
Lynn and Meek are 1A Region 6 with Berry, Brilliant, Hubbertville, Marion County, Pickens and South Lamar. Phillips will be in Region 8 with Cherokee, Decatur Heritage Christian Academy, Hackleburg, R.A. Hubbard, Shoals Christian, Vina and Waterloo.
In volleyball, Haleyville is in Area 12, with Fayette and Hamilton.
Addison and Winston County are in Area 13, with Cold Springs and Hatton.
Lynn and Meek are Area 12 with Brilliant, Marion County and Saint Bernard Preparatory School. Phillips is in Area 14 with Belgreen, Hackleburg and R.A. Hubbard.
Cross Country puts Haleyville in Section 3 with American Christian Academy, Curry, Fayette, Fultondale, Good Hope, Hamilton, Hanceville, Indian Springs, Northside, Oak Grove and Westminster School at Oak Mountain.
In 1A-2A, Addison, Meek and Winston County are in Section 3, with

The Competitive Balance factor assigned to member private school teams have been applied to the fall sports alignments and will be applied after the winter and spring sports seasons for the remaining sports. Three private school football programs (Mars Hill Bible, Mobile Christian and UMS-Wright) reached the Competitive Balance threshold during the current classification and will move up one class from their current classification. Two schools bumped up in the first Competitive Balance application (Madison Academy and St. Paul’s Episcopal) did not meet the threshold to remain in the higher class during the current classification period and will drop back one class to 4A and 5A, respectively in the new classification period.
Of the eight school volleyball programs that moved up a class for the current classification period, three (Bayside Academy, Providence Christian and Saint James) earned enough points in the Competitive Balance formula to move up another class in the upcoming two-year period.  Go to the AHSAA’s website to see the entire reclassification list at:

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