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.