AHSAA adds 7A classification


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – For the first time in 30 years, the Alabama High School Athletic Association is expanding high school sports.

A unanimous vote Wednesday added a 7A classification.

The new classification will include the 32 largest schools in the state.

It’s a move that was made to fight a discrepancy between the top portion of the old 6A and the bottom.

There was a difference of enrollment of around 1,200 students.

The decision to create the new class will place an eight-team region in the Birmingham area and will hopefully level the playing field.

The new classification will cause a lot of trickle down effects. Homewood will move up to 6A, and Calera and Central Clay County will move up to 5A.

For more information on the changes, click here.

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