Reclassification could affect local districts

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 4, 2000

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / November 4, 2000

LAPLACE – The nine local high schools were not affected directly when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association held its first classification meeting Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Baton Rouge. But the local districts could have a different look thanks to shifts byother teams.

H.L. Bourgeois and Terrebonne are moving back up to Class 5A afterspending the last two seasons in Class 4A. Both schools were members ofDistrict 6-5A in the 1997-98 school year. On the other hand, SouthTerrebonne, a member of District 7-5A the last two years, is moving down to Class 4A.

St. Martin’s, a former member of District 9-2A, is moving back up to Class2A after spending the last two seasons in 1A. Ridgewood, which has played inDistrict 9-2A the last four years, is moving down to Class 1A.

Phoenix, a member of District 12-B along with Reserve Christian the last two years, has restarted its football program and will play in Class 1A next year.

West St. John has Class 1A enrollment this year but has elected to play upand remain in Class 2A.

The second classification hearing will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m. atthe Radisson. Districting plan No. 1 will be addressed at the meeting.The third and final classification hearing will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 29 atthe Radisson.

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