FHSAA Moves Forward With Rural School Division To Include Northview, Jay

September 29, 2010


The Florida High School Athletic Association’s new Rural School Division moved a step closer to reality this week, with the group’s board of directors voting to continue the classification process.

Locally, both Northview and Jay high schools have expressed interest in taking part in the new classification.

Across the state, 44 schools have indicated interest in participating in the new division in girls and boys basketball, baseball and softball, with 34 also interested in football and 38 in girls volleyball.  The classification policy for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years will be brought to the Board for a vote in November.

“The Board unanimously approved moving forward with the concept, which benefits a number of our member schools without detriment to any others,” said Executive Director Roger Dearing.  “This is a win-win situation for everyone.”

The invitation deadline  for the new classification was September 15 for schools with students populations under 600 and located in areas designate rural by the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.

Schools in the rural division would compete within their own division and have their own playoff series for boys and girls basketball, baseball, football, softball and girls volleyball, and boys and girls soccer.

Pictured top: Northview’s Brandon Sheets tries to avoid Jay defender Chris Carrigan during last year’s meeting of two rural schools. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “FHSAA Moves Forward With Rural School Division To Include Northview, Jay”

  1. barrineau on October 1st, 2010 2:33 pm

    I like the idea, just not looking forward to all the extra traveling.

  2. Horiffic on September 30th, 2010 10:13 am

    Good for you and good for brandon
    What a wonderful picture for an album cover of his football years.

  3. Hey on September 29th, 2010 7:08 pm

    look at my boy brandon running it!

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