Maine reducing largest high school football classification to only eight teams

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The Maine Principals’ Association is reducing the number of high school football teams in Class A, the state’s largest classification, from 14 to 8 teams for the 2019 high school football season. Only the eight largest schools in the state, with enrollments over 950 students, will be placed in Class A and there won’t be separate geographic regions.

The proposal was unanimously approved by both the MPA football and classification committee earlier this week. The plan itself will go before MPA member schools for final approval at the end of April.

The eight Class A teams for 2019 are: Bangor, Bonny Eagle, Edward Little, Lewiston, Oxford Hills/Buckfield, Sanford, Scarborough and Thornton Academy.

Class B will be expanding to sixteen teams.

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