The governing body of high school sports in the state, the
FHSAA out Friday with it's list of new school classifications and district assignments for the next two seasons.
It's a big move ahead for Mosley. Based on the pre-storm enrollment numbers, Mosley moves into the 6A class, a bump up from 5A for coach Jeremy Brown and his program.
That puts them into 6A district one, with 6 other schools, Fort Walton Beach, Escambia, Washington, Gulf Breeze, Milton and Pace. I did speak with Mosley's head coach Jeremy Brown and he did point out because of the effects of the storm, and lost student population, they may wind up changing Mosley from 6A, but otherwise he's OK with the move up. Given he will continue to play Arnold, Bay and Rutherford, this will certainly make scheduling a lot easier, and guarantee him 6 games in Bay County the next two years.
Arnold and Bay will join Choctaw in a revamped 5A district one, the 5A class for schools with a population between 11-hundred and 69 and 16-hundred and 48.
Joining Arnold, Bay and Choctaw in that district, the usual foes West Florida and Pensacola, and also now Pine Forest. Again they took the population numbers from the beginning of this fall, so the state could make adjustments in the wake of the storm, that remains to be seen.
For now Rutherford, North Bay Haven, Marianna and South Walton stay in 4A region one with 6 other teams, Bolles, Bradford, Gadsden, Fernandina Beach, West Nassau and Santa Fe.
As for area 1A teams, they aren't changing much. Region 1 has Holmes, Baker, Graceville, Cottondale, Jay, Vernon, Freeport, Northview and Chipley.
1A Region 2 has Bozeman, Liberty, Port St. Joe, Jefferson, Wewahitchka, Blountstown, Sneads, Franklin and Taylor.