The 2020-2022 classifications for the Georgia High School Association were tentatively rolled out today.
These new classifications must be finalized after an appeals period, which will end Nov. 12. Once that is done, new region alignments will be unveiled.
Here's a breakdown of how this will affect Lake Country GHSA schools if these alignments stand:
Morgan County (Class AAA), Putnam County (Class AA), Greene County and Lake Oconee Academy (both Class A Public) will all stay put in their current classifications. Even with a new rule that multiplies "out of zone" students by two, none of our area's schools added enough students to move up a level or lost enough students to move down a level.
Additionally, it appears all but two of Lake Country current region opponents will remain in their current classifications. The only changes on this list are that Jefferson and Jackson County moved up from AAA to AAAA due to the new multiplier rule. Jefferson and Jackson County are currently in Region 8-AAA with Morgan County.
The biggest shakeups for our area's teams will come with the new region setups, which won't be finalized until after the appeals to the new classifications are heard. GCHS and LOA are bound to have major changes to their regions, whereas Putnam and Morgan will probably not change much. We do know Morgan will have at least two differences with Jefferson and Jackson County jumping up one classification.
For the full list of classifications, click here.
Follow us for more updates on these ongoing changes as they are released in the coming days and weeks.