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AHSAA adds 7A classification

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Alabama High School Athletic Association has added a seventh classification for all sports starting with the 2014-15 school year.

Auburn High School will compete in Region 2 of the new Class 7A.

The new Class 7A will be made up of the state's largest 32 high schools and be divided into four Regions. The other six classifications will have approximately 56 schools.

“The seven-classification system will allow more student-athletes to participate in championship events and more will experience first-hand what it means to play in some of the best venues in our state,” Central Board President Lamar Brooks said. “With the addition of an extra championship game, revenues should increase which will mean much-needed additional money for all schools through the AHSAA revenue sharing program.”

This is the first major classification change the AHSAA has adopted since expanding from four to six classes in 1984.

Here's a look at the new 7A...

Region 1
Alma Bryant
Baker
Davidson
Fairhope
Foley
Mary Montgomery
McGill-Toolen
Murphy
Theodore

Region 2
Auburn
Central Phenix City
Enterprise
Jeff Davis
Lee Montgomery
Prattville
Smiths Station

Region 3
Hewitt-Trussville
Hoover
Mountain Brook
Oak Mountain
Spain Park
Thompson
Tuscaloosa Co.
Vestavia Hills

Region 4
Bob Jones
Buckhorn
Gadsden City
Grissom
Hazel Green
Huntsville
James Clemens
Sparkman

NEW AHSAA REGIONS

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