Maine adds fifth classification in high school football

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The Maine Principals’ Association has added a new classification for high school football for the 2017 season.  Class E will be a small one with only six teams, plus there won’t be a state championship game.

The addition of a fifth classification was primarily caused by several schools dropping football over the last several years.

Class E will include four schools that dropped football since 2012 — Boothbay, Camden Hills, Sacopee Valley and Telstar.  Two Class D teams — Traip Academy and Maranacook — will drop down to Class E.

The MPA also reclassified Thursday with new high school football enrollment levels.  Class A stays at 845 or more students. Class B has been changed to 650-to-844 from 586-to-844.  Class C enrollment is now 470-to-649.

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