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TSSAA approves districts for 2013-17

12:00 AM, Nov. 15, 2012 EST

Fairview, and quarterback Jack Ramey (19), changed districts for 2013-17 twice on Thursday. / Lisa Anderson/For The Fairview Observer


The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's Board of Control voted Thursday to move four schools from the proposed 2013-17 districts that were announced last week.

Two were area schools, as Fairview and Lewis County will compete in District 11-AA after spending the previous classification period in District 12-AA.

Loudon in East Tennessee will go from its proposed 5-AA to 4-AA and Tellico Plains in East Tennessee will go from 5-A to 3-A.

There were several schools that requested to change districts but were not approved.

The board had plenty of chances to deal with District 12-AA. Christ Presbyterian Academy had hoped to move back to the Nashville-based District 10-AA where it has spent the current classification period. A motion to that affect was denied.

CPA released a statement saying:

"We have been competing with Nashville teams in district play for 20 years, since we first joined the TSSAA in 1992, and (this) decision will mean an adjustment for our teams and families. However, we will continue to coach well, compete hard, and forge relationships with the schools in this new district, as we have in our previous two decades in TSSAA."

The board voted Thursday to move Fairview to District 9-AA before voting again and moving the Williamson County school to 11-AA.

"Once the proposed districts came out, we looked at 9-AA and saw a lot of our old rivals -- Harpeth, Cheatham County and Sycamore are all really close to us," Fairview athletics director Ricky Jones said. "We wanted to get back to some of our old rivalries, and we were told if we were going to get moved, it would probably be to 9-AA. But we're pleased with 11-AA."

District 12-AA will be a six-team league with Cascade, CPA, Giles County, Marshall County, Page and Spring Hill.

The district currently has nine schools -- East Hickman, Fairview, Giles County, Hickman County, Lewis County, Marshall County, Page, Spring Hill and Summit. However, Summit will be Class AAA next year, and Hickman County and East Hickman were moved to 11-AA.

"With Hickman County and East Hickman leaving, we'd be driving right by those to get to Fairview," said Lewis County's Bryan True, a member of the Board of Control. "We requested months ago to go to 11-AA."

Cascade, which is being moved up to Class AA, had requested to play in the Chattanooga-based District 7-AA rather than 12-AA. A motion to shift the Bedford County school died for lack of a second.

Goodpasture and Red Boiling Springs had lobbied for moves from their assigned spots in District 8-A. Motions for Red Boiling Springs to move to 7-A and for Goodpasture to move to 10-A were denied.

"The board voted where we'd play, and we're going to respect their decision," Goodpasture Athletics Director Clint Parnell said. "We're going to do the best we can where we are."

For the next classification period, there will only be one instance of two districts grouped together as a region for football -- Districts 1-A and 2A. The districts that have comprised Region 4-A and Region 6-A in Middle Tennessee will play separately for the next period as Districts 7-A, 8-A, 11-A and 12-A.

"The board's rationale has been that if you have three teams, you can have your own district," TSSAA executive director Bernard Childress said. "But we had a request from those districts at that time (to play as a region) in order to get more guaranteed games.

"This time, they have indicated that they wanted to play as a district."


NOTE: Parentheses indicate former districts for Middle Tennessee teams or districts.

District 1-A* FB Class
Cloudland 1A
Hampton 2A
North Greene 2A
South Greene 2A
Unaka 1A
US-Johnson City
District 2-A*
Cosby 2A
Hancock Co. 1A
L&N STEM Acad.
Tenn. School Deaf
District 3-A
Concord Chr.
Grace Chr. 2A
Greenback 1A
Harriman 1A
Meigs Co. 2A
Midway 1A
Rockwood 2A
Tellico Plains 2A
District 4-A
Coalfield 1A
Jellico 2A
Oakdale 1A
Oliver Springs 2A
Oneida 2A
Sunbright 1A
Wartburg 2A
District 5-A
Boyd Buchanan 2A
Chatt Girls Lead. Acad.
Copper Basin 1A
Grace Baptist 1A
Silverdale 2A
District 6-A
Ivy Acad.
Lookout Valley 1A
Marion Co. 2A
Richard Hardy
Sale Creek 1A
South Pittsburg 1A
Van Buren Co.
Whitwell 2A
District 7-A
Clay Co. 1A
Jackson Co. 2A
Monterey 1A
Pickett Co. 1A
District 8-A
Goodpasture (9-AA) 2A
Gordonsville 1A
Merrol Hyde (10-A)
Red Boiling Springs 1A
Trousdale Co. 2A
Watertown 2A
District 9-A
Community 2A
Eagleville 2A
Fayetteville 1A
Forrest 2A
Huntland 1A
Middle Tenn. Chr. 2A
Moore Co. 1A
District 10-A
Clarksville Acad. 1A
East Robertson 2A
Houston Co. 2A
Jo Byrns 1A
McEwen 1A
Nashville Chr. 1A
District 11-A
Columbia Acad. 1A
Cornersville 1A
Mt. Pleasant 2A
Richland 1A
Santa Fe
District 12-A
Collinwood 1A
Frank Hughes
Loretto 2A
Perry Co. 1A
Summertown 2A
Wayne Co. 1A
District 13-A
Big Sandy
Bruceton 1A
Carroll Acad.
Dresden 1A
Gleason 1A
Huntingdon 2A
McKenzie 2A
West Carroll 1A
District 14-A
Gibson Co. 2A
Greenfield 1A
Halls 2A
Humboldt 1A
Lake Co. 1A
Peabody 2A
South Fulton 1A
Union City 1A
District 15-A
Adamsville 2A
Decatur Co. 2A
Jackson Chr. 2A
Madison Academic
Middleton 1A
Scotts Hill 2A
Trinity 2A
District 16-A
B.T. Washington 2A
City Univ. School Liberal Arts
George Wash. Carver 2A
Hillcrest 2A
KIPP Memphis Collegiate 2A
Memphis Acad. Science/Engineering
Memphis Business Acad.
Memphis Northside 1A
Memphis School of Excellence
Middle College
Mitchell 2A
Oakhaven 2A
Power Center Acad.
District 1-AA
Elizabethton 4A
Happy Valley 3A
Johnson Co. 3A
Sullivan East 4A
Sullivan North 3A
Sullivan South 4A
Unicoi Co. 4A
District 2-AA
Chuckey-Doak 3A
Claiborne 4A
Cumberland Gap 3A
Grainger 4A
Greeneville 4A
West Greene 3A
District 3-AA
Austin-East 3A
Carter 4A
Fulton 4A
Gatlinburg-Pittman 3A
Pigeon Forge 3A
Union Co. 4A
District 4-AA
Alcoa 3A
Christian Acad. Knoxville 3A
Kingston 3A
Knoxville Catholic 4A
Scott 4A
District 5-AA
Collegedale Acad.
Loudon 4A
McMinn Central 3A
Polk Co. 3A
Sequoyah 4A
Sweetwater 3A
District 6-AA
Brainerd 3A
Chattanooga Central 4A
East Ridge 4A
Hixson 4A
Howard 3A
Red Bank 3A
Tyner Acad. 3A
District 7-AA
Bledsoe Co. 3A
Chattanooga Chr. 3A
Grundy Co. 3A
Notre Dame 3A
Sequatchie Co. 3A
Signal Mountain 4A
District 8-AA
Cannon Co. 3A
Central Magnet
DeKalb Co. 4A
Livingston Acad. 4A
Macon Co. (9-AA) 4A
Smith Co. 3A
Upperman 3A
York 3A
District 9-AA
Cheatham Co. (11-AA) 3A
Greenbrier 4A
Harpeth (11-AA) 3A
Sycamore 4A
Westmoreland 3A
White House-Heritage (10-A) 3A
White House 4A
District 10-AA
East Literature 3A
Lipscomb Acad. 3A
Maplewood 4A
M.L. King
Pearl-Cohn 4A
Stratford 3A
Whites Creek 4A
District 11-AA
Camden 3A
Creek Wood 4A
East Hickman (12-AA) 3A
Fairview (12-AA) 3A
Hickman Co. (12-AA) 3A
Lewis Co. (12-AA) 3A
Montgomery Central 4A
Stewart Co. 3A
Waverly 3A
District 12-AA
Cascade (9-A) 3A
CPA (10-AA) 3A
Giles Co. 4A
Marshall Co. 4A
Page 4A
Spring Hill 4A
District 13-AA
Crockett Co. 4A
Dyersburg 4A
Milan 3A
Obion Co. 4A
South Gibson Co. 3A
Westview 3A
District 14-AA
Bolivar Central 4A
Chester Co. 4A
Fayette Ware 4A
Jackson South Side 4A
Lexington 4A
McNairy Central 4A
District 15-AA
Central-Merry 3A
Covington 4A
Haywood 4A
Jackson North Side 4A
Liberty 4A
Ripley 4A
District 16-AA
Craigmont 4A
Fairley 3A
Frayser 3A
Frederick Douglass 3A
Manassas 3A
Memphis Acad. Health Sciences 3A
Raleigh Egypt 4A
Sheffield 4A
Trezevant 4A
Westwood 3A
District 1-AAA
Daniel Boone 5A
David Crockett 5A
Dobyns Bennett 6A
Science Hill 6A
Sullivan Central 5A
Tennessee 5A
Volunteer 5A
District 2-AAA
Cherokee 5A
Cocke Co. 5A
Jefferson Co. 6A
Morristown-Hamblen East 6A
Morristown-Hamblen West 5A
Sevier Co. 6A
Seymour 5A
South Doyle 5A
District 3-AAA
Anderson Co. 5A
Campbell Co. 5A
Clinton 5A
Gibbs 5A
Karns 5A
Knoxville Central 5A
Knoxville Halls 5A
Oak Ridge 5A
Powell 6A
District 4-AAA
Bearden 6A
Farragut 6A
Hardin Valley 6A
Heritage 6A
Lenoir City 5A
Maryville 6A
West 5A
William Blount 6A
District 5-AAA
Bradley Central 6A
Cleveland 5A
East Hamilton 5A
McMinn Co. 6A
Ooltewah 5A
Soddy-Daisy 5A
Walker Valley 6A
District 6-AAA
Cookeville 6A
Cumberland Co. 5A
Rhea Co. (5-AAA) 5A
Stone Memorial (4-AA) 5A
Warren Co. 6A
White Co. 5A
District 7-AAA
Blackman 6A
La Vergne 6A
Oakland 6A
Riverdale 6A
Siegel 6A
Smyrna 6A
Stewarts Creek (new school) 6A
District 8-AAA
Coffee Co. (6-AAA) 6A
Columbia 5A
Franklin Co. 6A
Lawrence Co. 5A
Lincoln Co. 5A
Shelbyville 5A
Tullahoma 5A
District 9-AAA
Beech 5A
Gallatin 5A
Hendersonville 6A
Lebanon 6A
Mt. Juliet 6A
Portland 5A
Station Camp 6A
Wilson Central 6A
District 10-AAA
Clarksville 5A
Henry Co. 5A
Kenwood 5A
Northeast 5A
Northwest 5A
Rossview 6A
Springfield 5A
West Creek 5A
District 11-AAA
Brentwood 6A
Centennial 6A
Dickson Co. (10-AAA) 6A
Franklin 6A
Independence 6A
Ravenwood 6A
Summit (12-AA) 5A
District 12-AAA
Antioch 6A
Cane Ridge 6A
Glencliff 5A
Hillsboro (11-AAA) 5A
Hillwood 5A
Hunters Lane 6A
Overton 6A
McGavock 6A
District 13-AAA
Brighton 6A
Dyer Co. 5A
Hardin Co. 5A
Munford 5A
District 14-AAA
Arlington 6A
Bartlett 6A
Bolton 6A
Cordova 6A
Kingsbury 5A
Millington 5A
District 15-AAA
Collierville 6A
Germantown 6A
Houston 6A
Kirby 5A
Ridgeway 5A
Southwind 6A
Wooddale 6A
District 16-AAA
Hamilton 4A
Melrose 5A
Memphis Central 6A
Memphis East 4A
Overton 5A
White Station 6A
Whitehaven 6A
Bishop Byrne FB
Bowie Reading
Davidson Acad. FB
Evangelical FB
Ezell-Harding FB
Fayette Acad. FB
First Assembly FB
First Baptist
Friendship (8-A) FB
Harding Acad. FB
Immaculate Conception
King's Acad. FB
Knox Webb FB
Lausanne FB
Memphis Catholic
Mt. Juliet Chr. FB
Rossville Chr. FB
St. Andrew's-Sewanee FB
St. Cecilia
St. George's FB
St. Mary's
Webb School
Tipton-Rosemark FB
Tenn. School for Blind
Zion Chr. FB
Baylor FB
Brentwood Acad. FB
Briarcrest FB
Christian Brothers FB
Ensworth FB
Father Ryan FB
Girls Prep
Harpeth Hall
McCallie FB
Pope John Paul II FB
St. Agnes
St. Benedict FB

*Will combine to form Region 1-A for football



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