New regions revealed
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The new regions are in.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Georgia High School Association announced the region alignments for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.
Schools have the option of appealing their region assignments, and those appeals must be submitted by Monday.
After the appeals are considered, the region alignments will be finalized.
LaGrange High and Troup High will be in Region 2-AAAA, and there will be nine schools in the region.
Outside of Troup and LaGrange, the region will include only Columbus schools.
The region includes Carver-Columbus, Columbus High, Hardaway, Jordan, Kendrick, Shaw, Spencer, LaGrange and Troup.
For the past four school years LaGrange and Troup have been in Region 5-AAAA along with Cartersville, Sandy Creek, Cedartown, Chapel Hill and Central-Carroll.
As has been the case for the past four school years, Callaway will remain in Region 5-AA, although the region will have a different look with only five schools instead of seven.
The region’s teams are Callaway, Heard County, Bremen, Temple and Haralson County.
Of those five teams, only Haralson County isn’t in the current Region 5-AA.
Spencer and Jordan, current members of Region 5-AA, are moving up to Region 2-AAAA.
There are seven classifications in the state, and each classification will have eight regions.
In most sports, the top four finishers in each region qualify for the state playoffs.
The GHSA will go through the reclassification process once again before the 2022-2023 school year.
Previously, teams were locked into their classifications and regions for four school years.