New Manchester and Lithia Springs have a familiar region in the new six-class system, while Chapel Hill will spend a lot of time in Atlanta, and Alexander could pile up miles on I-85.
The solution seemed simple when the Georgia High School Association announced last month that Douglas County High School would move up next year to the new AAAAAA classification, at least one step higher than the other county schools. Just add the Tigers to what is Region 4-AAAAA in the current five-class system, grouping Douglas County with the likes of South Cobb (12 miles away), Pebblebrook (13 miles), McEachern (18 miles) and Hillgrove (18 miles). The GHSA decided to go a different direction with its move to six classes for the next two school years. In proposed regions unveiled this afternoon, Douglas County is the northernmost member of the six-school Region 3-AAAAAA. Joining the Tigers in one subregion are Newnan and East Coweta, …
Douglas County High will move into the top region. New Manchester and Lithia Springs will stay together. Alexander and Chapel Hill are looking at a lot of travel.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The era of Douglas County’s public high schools all competing in the same sports region appears to be over. The Georgia High School Association unveiled the proposed classifications Monday for all of its member schools under a new six-class system, and the changes are significant in Douglas County. The GHSA will reveal the proposed regions for each class Dec. 6. All schools have until Dec. 5 to ask to move into a higher classification, usually for geographic convenience, but here’s how things stand now. No one else in the Tigers’ current region, 5-AAAA, is moving into AAAAAA, so Douglas County will have to get used to playing new schools. The closest geographic fit for the Tigers’ new region is likely with some or all of the schools in the…