Area prep football teams see their proposed new district/region assignments Tuesday

Published: Nov. 29, 2016 at 9:45 PM CST
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Area high school football getting the chance to see their future region and district assignments Tuesday, in other words, what their paths to the state playoffs will look like.

The state going to a new system to determine playoff berths starting next season. The region or district champ moves on, with other berths decided by points garnered by wins and strength of schedule.

For Arnold, Bay and Mosley, the path remains the same, they'll play alongside PHS and West Florida in 5A-1.

Ditto for the Okaloosa County teams in 6A-3, Choctaw, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach and Niceville will share that district.

Big changes in store for Marianna, Rutherford and South Walton. The Seahawks bumping up from 1A to 4A and will play in a ten team region with East Gadsden, and some teams out of Jacksonville including powerhouse Bolles, along with Fernandina Beach, West Nassau and Raines.

For the smaller schools, all state playoff berths will be determined by a new points system, determined by wins and strength of schedule.

North Bay Haven is in 3A region 1, and will compete for playoff spots against the likes of Catholic and Taylor and schools from Jacksonville. That region also includes Baldwin, Duval Charter, Providence and Trinity Christian.

In 1-A here's what Region 1 will look like. Bozeman, Freeport, Graceville, Holmes, Chipley and Vernon will compete with three schools from the Pensacola area, Baker, Jay and Northview.

And 1-A Region 2 has Sneads, Wewa, Cottondale, Jefferson, St. Joe, Franklin, Liberty and West Gadsden. Again there's time for schools to appeal for changes.

Schools do have some time to apply for changes in class.

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