SOSA Staff Report
COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced its 2019 football divisional assignments Tuesday afternoon as multiple local programs found themselves on the move.
The most significant moves came within the Scioto Valley Conference as Unioto made a jump into Division III while both Westfall and Zane Trace fell to Division V.
The OHSAA listed Unioto’s move up due to a rise in enrollment numbers. The Shermans, according to the OHSAA’s numbers, are one of 55 teams across the state to do so for that reason.
Westfall and Zane Trace’s fall to Division V are due to the exact opposite reason … a drop in enrollment. Overall, there were 47 programs that took a dive down due to that reason.
Elsewhere, Hillsboro dropped from Division III to IV. The Indians are now one of three D-IV teams in the Frontier Athletic Conference, joining McClain and Washington.
In the smaller Southern Ohio Conference, Eastern dropped from Division VI to VII due to competitive balance. The Eagles are one of 14 schools to do so.
Take a look at the full breakdown of the SVC, FAC, SOC I and SOC II’s divisional assignments below. For a complete list across Ohio, click here.
|SCHOOL||CONFERENCE||2019 DIVISION||2018 DIVISION|
|Adena||Scioto Valley||Division VI||Divison VI|
|Huntington||Scioto Valley||Division VI||Division VI|
|Paint Valley||Scioto Valley||Division VI||Division VI|
|Piketon||Scioto Valley||Division V||Division VI|
|Southeastern||Scioto Valley||Division VI||Division VI|
|Unioto||Scioto Valley||Division III (+1)||Division IV|
|Westfall||Scioto Valley||Division V (-1)||Division IV|
|Zane Trace||Scioto Valley||Division V (-1)||Division IV|
|Chillicothe||Frontier Athletic||Division II||Division II|
|Jackson||Frontier Athletic||Division III||Division III|
|Hillsboro||Frontier Athletic||Division IV (-1)||Division III|
|McClain||Frontier Athletic||Division IV||Division IV|
|Miami Trace||Frontier Athletic||Division III||Division III|
|Washington||Frontier Athletic||Division IV||Division IV|
|Minford||Southern Ohio II||Division V||Division V|
|Northwest||Southern Ohio II||Division V||Division V|
|Oak Hill||Southern Ohio II||Division V||Division V|
|Valley||Southern Ohio II||Division VI||Division VI|
|Waverly||Southern Ohio II||Division IV||Division IV|
|West||Southern Ohio II||Division V||Division V|
|Wheelersburg||Southern Ohio II||Division V||Division V|
|East||Southern Ohio I||Division VII||Division VII|
|Eastern||Southern Ohio I||Division VII (-1)||Division VI|
|Green||Southern Ohio I||Division VII||Division VII|
|Notre Dame||Southern Ohio I||Division VII||Division VII|
|Symmes Valley||Southern Ohio I||Division VII||Division VII|