Delaware realigns high school football with an extra division

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The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association is changing the look of its high school football divisions beginning with the upcoming fall season. The DIAA added a third division for two years.

The state’s biggest classification will now be known as Class 3A, instead of Division I. 3A will be composed of 11 schools. Class 2A will have 21 schools and the new 1A classification will have 14 teams.

Below is the breakdown:


District 1 – Appoquinimink, Hodgson Vo-Tech, Middletown, Salesianum St. Georges, William Penn

District 2 – Cape Henlopen, Caesar Rodney, Dover, Smyrna, Sussex Central


District 1 – Concord, Conrad, Delcastle, DMA, McKeon, Newark, St. Mark’s

District 2 – AI Dupont, Archmere, Brandywine, Howard, Mt. Pleasant, Tower Hill, Wilmington Friends

District 3 – Caravel, Delmar, Lake Forest, Milford, Red Lion, Sussex Tech, Woodbridge


District 1 – Christiana, Charter, Dickinson, Glasgow, St. Andrews, St. Elizabeth, Tatnall

District 2 – Early College, First State Military Academy, Indian River, Laurel, Odessa, Polytech, Seaford

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