Southridge football moves up in latest classifications

From Herald Staff Reports

On Thursday afternoon, the Indiana High School Athletic Association announced its football, soccer and volleyball classifications for the 2019-20 and 2021-22 seasons.

The only local school that will be changing classes is Southridge in football — the Raiders will be moving from Class 2A to Class 3A due to the success factor of reaching at least the semistate round the past two years.

The rest of the football classifications remain the same — Jasper is in Class 4A, Heritage Hills is in Class 3A and Forest Park is in 2A. The Rangers are just eight students above the cut off mark between Class 1A and Class 2A.

Area schools will remain in the same classes for volleyball — Jasper in 4A, Heritage Hills in 3A, Southridge and Forest Park in 2A and Northeast Dubois in 1A. The Raiders were just three students away from getting bumped up to 3A due to school size.

The area boys soccer classifications look like this — Jasper in 3A, Southridge and Heritage Hills in 2A and Forest Park and Northeast Dubois in 1A.

Area girls soccer classifications are slightly different from the boys as Jasper joins Heritage Hills in 2A while Forest Park and Northeast Dubois remain in 1A.

Sectional groupings for each sport will be announced in early May following approval of the IHSAA Executive Committee.

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