ScoutSouth.com: Realignment Changes 5A-6A

It is the bi-annual time to realign the Alabama high schools for 2008-2009. Here are the alignments released by the AHSAA and the effect on 5A-6A.



5A Region 1

Citronelle
Escambia County
Faith Academy
Gulf Shores
John LeFlore
St. Paul 's Episcopal
Spanish Fort
Vigor


The additions to this region is an elevated 4A Esacambia County, the addition of Faith Academy to AHSAA and the move from 6A for John LeFlore. Gone are B.C. Rain and UMS-Wright who will move to classification 4A, and Williamson who will move to 6A.

5A Region 2

B.T. Washington
Beauregard
Carroll-Ozark
Charles Henderson
Eufaula
Rehobeth
Tallassee
Valley


Greenville moves to Region 3 and Beauregard moves from 4A.

5A Region 3

Carver-Montgomery
Chilton County
Demopolis
Greenville
Monroe County
Selma
Wilcox Central


Along with Greenville moving from Region 2, Carver Montgomery and Selma the two largest 5A schools will move over from 6A and Monroe County from 4A. Gone are Bibb County and Dallas County to 4A while Shelby County moves to Region 4 and Brookwood and McAdory move to Region 5. This region with have seven teams rather than the normal eight.

5A Region 4

Briarwood Christian
Chelsea
John Carroll
Moody
Shelby County
Sylacauga
Talladega


Most of these teams were in Region 5 for the last two years including Briarwood, Chelsea, John Carroll, Moody, Sylacauga and Talladega . The old Region 5 loses Benjamin Russell to 6A and Anniston to 6A. Shelby County from Region 3. This is a seven member region.

5A Region 5

Brookwood
Carver-Birmingham
Central-Tuscaloosa
Fairfield
Hayes
McAdory
Parker
Wenonah
Woodlawn


Here is our first nine-team region of the group, but not the last. This is the old Region 4. Brookwood and McAdory land here from Region 3, Carver Birmingham moved down from 6A, Central Tuscaloosa is elevated from 4A while Jess Lanier moves to 6A and Pleasant Grove to Region 6. West End has vacated a spot by moving to 4A.

5A Region 6

Brewer
Cullman
Curry
Erwin
Hayden
Mortimer Jordan
Pleasant Grove
Springville
Walker


Brewer will move from Region 8 and Pleasant Grove from Region 4 (newly labeled Region 5). Gardendale moves to 6A. Another nine member region.

5A Region 7

Albertville
Arab
Boaz
Etowah
Fort Payne
Madison County
Scottsboro
Southside Gadsden


Boaz and Madison County move here from 4A while Butler and Lee Huntsville move to Region 8.

5A Region 8

Athens
Butler
East Limestone
Hartselle
J.O. Johnson
Lee-Huntsville
Muscle Shoals
Russellville


Decatur, West Point and Brewer vacate their spots in this region. Decatur goes back to 6A, West Point to 4A and Brewer to Region 6. In their places are East Limestone from 4A, Butler and Lee-Huntsville from Region 7.

6A Realignment

6A Region 1

Alma Bryant
Baker
Blount
Davidson
Mary Montgomery
Murphy
Theodore
Williamson


Williamson moves from 5A and replaces McGill-Toolen who moves to Region 2.

6A Region 2

Baldwin County
Daphne
Fairhope
Foley
McGill-Toolen
Robertsdale
Satsuma


This region boasts three of the eight teams still alive in the 2007 AHSAA playoffs with the addition of McGill-Toolen in place of John LeFlore who moved to 5A. This is a brutal seven member region.

6A Region 3

Auburn
Central Phenix City
Dothan
Enterprise
Northview
Opelika
Russell County
Smiths Station


There are no changes to Region 3.

6A Region 4

Benjamin Russell
Jeff Davis
Lee Montgomery
Prattville
Sidney Lanier
Stanhope Elmore
Wetumpka


This is another seven-member region. Carver Montgomery has moved to 5A and Benjamin Russell slid in their place from the same classification.

6A Region 5

Hillcrest Tuscaloosa
Hueytown
Jackson-Olin
Jess-Lanier
Minor
Northridge
Paul Bryant
Tuscaloosa County


Jess Lanier moves here from 5A and Minor switches from Region 6. Pelham and Thompson move to Region 6.

6A Region 6

Gardendale
Homewood
Hoover
Mountain Brook
Oak Mountain
Pelham
Spain Park
Thompson
Vestavia


This tough region boasts all four Northern 6A teams left in the playoffs for 2007 will add 5A Gardendale. That move may see some coaches looking for the antacid tablets come September. Hoover rival Thompson and Pelham replace Minor. This is a nine-member region now.

6A Region 7

Clay-Chalkville
Gadsden City
Hewitt-Trussville
Huffman
Oxford
Pell City
Pinson Valley
Shades Valley


This region remains unchanged.

6A Region 8

Austin
Bob Jones
Buckhorn
Decatur
Florence
Grissom
Hazel Green
Huntsville
Sparkman


Another nine member region. Decatur returns to 6A play after a two-year hiatus in 5A.

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