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Phil Campbell, Tharptown move up in classifications

By Bart Moss / For the FCT

The Alabama High School Athletic Association has released new classifications for the 2018-2020 athletic seasons – bringing some big changes for two Franklin County schools.

Because of enrollment increases, Phil Campbell will make the jump from 2A to 3A. Tharptown will jump from 1A to 2A.

All other county schools will remain in their current classification: Belgreen and Vina are 1A; Red Bay is 2A; and Russellville is 5A.

However, all schools regions for football and areas for other sports will change.

Every two years the AHSAA reclassifies schools based on the average daily enrollment of public and private schools statewide.

Enrollment numbers for the 2018-2020 athletic years are Russellville (5A) 529.95; Phil Campbell (3A) 239.25; Red Bay (2A) 176.4; Tharptown (2A) 166.05; Belgreen (1A) 108.55; and Vina (1A) 60.1.

Football Regions

5A Region 5: Russellville, Corner, Dora, Hamilton, Hayden, Jasper, Lawrence County, West Point
3A Region 8: Phil Campbell, Clements, Colbert Heights, East Lawrence, Lauderdale County, Lexington, Westminster Academy
2A Region 7: Tharptown, Red Bay, Addison, Colbert County, Hatton, Sheffield, Tanner
1A Region 8: Vina, Cherokee, Hackleburg, Mars Hill, Phillips, Shoals Christian, Waterloo

Basketball Areas
5A Area 14: Russellville, Hamilton, Lawrence County, West Point
3A Area 14: Phil Campbell, East Lawrence, Colbert Heights
2A Area 16: Tharptown, Colbert County, Hatton, Sheffield, Tanner
1A Area 12: Belgreen, Vina, Brilliant, Hackleburg, Phillips

Volleyball Areas
5A Area 14: Russellville, Hamilton, Lawrence County, West Point
2A Area 13: Tharptown, Addison, Sulligent, Winston County
1A.Area 14: Belgreen, Covenant Christian, Hackleburg, Phillips

Baseball Areas
5A Area 14: Russellville, Hamilton, Lawrence County, West Point
3A Area 14: Phil Campbell, East Lawrence, Colbert Heights
2A Area 16: Tharptown, Red Bay, Colbert County, Sheffield
1A Area 12: Belgreen, Vina, Covenant Christian, Hackleburg

Softball Areas
5A Area 15: Russellville, Lawrence County, Hamilton
3A Area 14: Phil Campbell, East Lawrence, Colbert Heights
2A Area 15: Tharptown, Red Bay, Colbert County, Sheffield
1A Area 11: Belgreen, Vina, Hackleburg, Phillips

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