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...
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