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GHSA Announces New Region Alignments

THOMASTON, Ga. – The GHSA Reclassification Committee met Wednesday, Dec. 3, to place member schools into Regions for the new 2014-16 cycle of interscholastic competition.

The Vikings remained in their previously appointed Region 7-A for the new cycle, and they were joined by three other Macon private schools making their initial transition to the GHSA.

Stratford, Tattnall, and Mt. De Sales will join FPD in Subdivision A of Region 7, along with Twiggs County, Wilkinson County, and the GA Academy for the Blind.  Subdivision B will be comprised of Aquinas, Lincoln County, GMC, Glascock County, Hancock, Taliaferro County, and Warren County.

“We have enjoyed the competition in Region 7-A, so we’re glad to stay there and get a chance to build on those relationships,” FPD athletics director Greg Moore said to the Macon Telegraph. “At the same time, we welcome our friends in Macon and look forward to the opportunity to renew some healthy rivalries locally. Our region is tough, and it just got tougher — that’s for sure.”

Member schools have until Dec. 13 to appeal for lateral transfers out of their assigned region placement.  After that, the GHSA Executive Committee will officially ratify the proposal for region placements at its January meeting in Macon.

“Certainly, nothing is official until the Executive committee puts a final approval on things, but we are looking forward to the new cycle and the opportunities it’s going to bring for us statewide and locally,” Moore said. “A whole bunch of work lies just around the corner in terms of scheduling for all of our teams, and all of that information will be released to our school family and the local media outlets as soon as it is completed.”

For more on the new proposed region alignments, visit the GHSA Website.

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