AHSAA announces reclassifications and alignments for 2018-20

Published 11:24 am Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Central Board approved the reclassification for 2018-19 and 2019-20 football and basketball seasons.

All Covington County school football teams will remain in the same classification and region.

There will be a few changes to the regions Covington County schools play in, most notable, Elba dropped from Class 2A to Class 1A. Elba will join Region 2 along with Brantley, Elba, Florala, Georgiana, Kinston, McKenzie, Pleasant Home and Red Level.

Class 4A, Region 1 will look different this year as Thomasville drops to Class 3A and Hillcrest and Clarke County move up to Class 4A. Class 4A, Region 4 will now consist of Andalusia, Clarke County, Escambia County, Hillcrest, Monroe County, W.S. Neal, UMS-Wright and Williamson.

In Class 3A, Region 2 Daleville will drop down to Class 2A and will be replaced by Class 3A, Region 3’s Pike County. Pike County was replaced in Region 3 by St. James who will drop down to Class 3A. Class 3A, Region 2 will now consist of Geneva, Houston Academy, Opp, Pike County, Providence Christian, Slocomb, Straughn and Wicksburg.

All basketball teams remain in the same classification, but a few schools will move to a different area.

In Class 1A, Florala goes from Area 2 to Area 3, and Red Level goes from Area 3 to Area 2. Area 2 will now include Georgiana, McKenzie, Pleasant Home, Red Level and J.F. Shields.

Area 3 will now consist of Brantley, Elba, Florala and Kinston.

Andalusia will remain in Class 4A, Area 2 and will be joined by Clarke County, Hillcrest and Monroe County.

Straughn and Opp remain in Class 3A, Area 3 and there will be no changes to that area.

Here are the current numbers for the 2018-2020 classifications.