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According To Reports, The Georgia High School Association voted to expand to six classifications, which simply means that GHSA has now added Class AAAAAA for athletic competition, largely because of the unity of metro Atlanta.
Representatives from Atlanta-area regions voted 15-0 to support it, while also uniting 15-0 against an alternative plan earlier in the specially called meeting.

In another proposal, it was suggested that a “4/8 plan,” be accepted which mean't that GHSA would reduce the current five Classifications down to four classifications, and subdividing them into two state tournaments per classification for the playoffs. That proposal failed by a 35-15 vote, permitting former Brookwood football coach Dave Hunter to propose six classifications.

It states that under the new plan, the GHSA’s 433 member schools will be divided into six classifications of 65-70 schools each, with the exception of Class A. It projects to have 90-95 schools because of 25 non-football playing members. The legislation that has passed, if not appealed in a future meeting, will take effect in August 2012.

With all of this being said, I could only wonder how will this affect Bradwell Institute, and Liberty County High Schools? How will GHSA re-adjust the student enrollment to properly classify these schools among others? Will Schools with high student enrollment like Camden County have to travel long distances to play a Region game? Will Bradwell Institute, and Liberty County High School have to travel long distances to play against teams in their Region as well, that has a student enrollment equal to theirs for fair competition? Only time will tell.

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Tiger5 commented on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 14:36 PM

Here is the preliminary region alignment for Bradwell starting in the fall of 2012:

Region 3 AAAAAA


Bradwell Institute



Effingham County

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 16:06 PM

Greetings Tigers 5,

Thank you for the info, But do you believe that the Schools you have mentioned, have the student enrollment to play up in a Class AAAAAA Region?
If I'm not mistaken, the only True AAAAA School currently in Region 3-AAAAA is Camden County. I can easily see them being up in Class AAAAAA.
But then again, GHSA have not reclassified and set the required student enrollment to play in a perspective class have they?
Right now, Effingham County is not even a Class AAAAA team, nor is Brunswick correct? Although Coffee County have played down in Class this year, I think that their student enrollment is close to Class AAAAA. Am I correct here?
I guess it all depends on how GHSA realign the student enrollment. Is that correct?

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 16:12 PM

Tiger 5,

If it does come to those teams you posted earlier being in the new Region 3-AAAAAA, then Bradwell Institute will definitely have a stronger strength of schedule than what they are use to playing in. Where does Liberty County lie at in these preliminary region alignments?

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SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 13:42 PM

Well Tiger 5 posted a preliminary schedule. If that becomes the actual Region Schedule next year, I can say that I will be glad that Bradwell Institute will be playing those teams. It will bring back a more credible, and stronger strength of schedule. Can't honestly say that Bradwell Institute will have a successful season playing against those teams. (Due to past performances against inferior teams) But the schedule looks a lot better than the schdule they had in previous years.

Tiger5 commented on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 08:22 AM

As long as we rid ourselves of the Savannah schools, I can live with whatever region alignments are formulated. I would rather be kilt by a legitimate football team than play a Savannah school, no matter the result. Furthermore, this new classification will mean ZERO as long as the GHSA continues to allow the Savannah schools to play up.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:56 PM

I agree with you 100% Tiger5. I don't know abut Effingham County these days, but back in the day we use to hammer Effingham County. But I thinl Former Valdosta Wildcats Head Football Coach, and Atheletic Director Rick Tomberlin is the new Head Football Coach and Atheletic Director there. Tomberlin is a good coach. He may have turned that program around there, and they could very well a much improved football team.
Brunswick also brings a good program to the schedule. Bradwell use to beat them back in the day as well. Coffee County is a team that use beat Bradwell, back in the Coffee County Trojan Runningback Pulpwood Smith days. Althugh sincethey have move out of Region 3 and into Region 1, (The toughest Region in the State) they have shown it's vulnerability against those teams in that Region. However; The bottom team in that Region could beat Bradwell Institute. Now you have Canden County, a team that Bradwell Institute have not beaten in more han a decade. When Bradwell was in Class AA weus to beat Camden County, and think Bradwell Institute have beaten Camden county once or twice in Class AAAA, But since Jeff Herron arived there, it has been Camden County and then everybody else.
The schdule looks great and it bring credibility to the Region. I hope that Bradwell Institute's Atheletic Director place them on the 2012 schedule and drop those Savannah Teams. (ALL OF THEM)
It is totally embarassing to play against those teams who I really believe are inferior such as Jenkins, Windsor Forest, Groves, Beach, etc. and then lose to them. If Bradwell Institute was to lose football games, it would not look as bad losing to a Coffee County, a Camden County, even a Brunswick becuase of their strength.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Sorry about those typos in my above comment. I was typing from a net book, while traveling. Didn't have time to proof read my comment prior to posting it. But I am quite sure you all know what I am trying to say here.

Hey Jimmy "D",

How true. :-) But sad....

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 19:25 PM

Well Jimmy "D",

Camden County is in it's rebuilding years with several players headed off to college on atheletic scholorships. But at the present state that Bradwell Institue was/is in, it does'nt matter if Camden County was rebuilding. Bradwell Institute Footabll Team has been out coach systematically each and every game of the past, and I don't have any reason to believe that anything would positively change as long as the current Atheetic Director is still there. I have to tell you, and I am being very honest here. This is te worst that I have ever seen in the history of Bradwell Institute Football Program. He is only there for the paycheck. He has'nt done anythong in his power to make positive change. It is the same thing each and every year. I can not and will not in good faith open my wallet for a denegerated progrm under the current Staff, and prgoram that it possess. He simply does not have the sense of urgency to improve it's program. It is very evident as I have, paid and watch these games at home, and away. Even the inferior Savannah Teams along with their Head Football Coaches have Bradwell Institute Football Team's number. Running Backs running of tackle. Up the middle, up the middle, up the middle, and then punt. It does not take much football knowledge to defend against that. I certainly hope that he drops the Savannah Teams, and play the schedule that Tiger 5 have posted.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 19:28 PM

Sorry for the typos Jimmy "D"

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