THOMASTON -- The GHSA reclassification subcommittee placed its member schools in regions Tuesday morning, and there were some large shifts for some local schools.
Houston County, Northside and Warner Robins will join Jones County in the new Region 3-AAAAA with four Augusta-area schools: Evans, Greenbrier, Grovetown and Lakeside-Evans. The Houston County schools and Jones County have shared a region with Columbia County schools in the past. The GHSA gave every region an opportunity to subdivide to cut down on travel.
In Class AAA, powerhouse football programs Peach County and Carver-Columbus both landed in the same subdivision of Region 2-AAA along with Central and Southwest. Henry County, Jackson and Pike County are also in the region.
FPD jumped from the all-private school region to a mostly public school region. The Vikings will be in Region 7-A with Aquinas, Glascock County, Hancock Central, Lincoln County, Taliaferro County, Warren County, Challenge Charter, GMC, Georgia Academy for the Blind, Twiggs County and Wilkinson County.
The new Region 4-AA is an all-Middle Georgia region consisting of Northeast, Putnam County, Lamar County, Bleckley County, Monticello, Macon County, Crawford County and Taylor County.
One region that stayed largely the same was Region 2-AAAA. The eight schools that moved up from the old Region 2-AAA make up the region: Baldwin, West Laurens, Perry, Veterans, Howard, Rutland, Westside and Mary Persons.
Like the Houston County schools, Dublin will be headed to Augusta in Region 3-AA with Westside-Augusta, Josey, Harlem, Screven County, Laney, East Laurens, Davidson Fine Arts and A.R. Johnson.
Come back to Macon.com later today for updates and reaction.