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KSHSAA is changing high school football classifications

June 15, 2017 - 4:52 am

WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - High School football starts back up in August. The Kansas State High School Activities Association is changing how they are classifying member schools.

In a release Wednesday the KSHSAA announced that a vote to reclassify member schools passed, 207 schools voting in favor and 145 schools opposed. 

Division 4A will be just one one division, not two. The breakdown is, the largest 32 schools (by enrollment) will be classified as 6A.  The next 32 schools are 5A, and the 32 after are 4A.  Class 3A will consist of the next 48 schools, and the next 48 are classified as 2A.  Class 1A consists of all other teams participating in 11-man football. Schools participating in 8-man football will still be separated into 2 divisions. 

The new class 4A playoff model will be the same as 6A and 5A. 2A and 1A are now separate classes, and those teams will be play fewer playoff games in fewer days. These new rules won’t take effect until the 2018-2019 school year.

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