Pennsylvania expands to six classifications

Pennsylvania high school football

Starting with the 2016-17 school year, there will be six classifications in high school football in Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania Interscholstic Athletic Association approved the increase from four to six on Wednesday.

The change means that each class will have about 96 school each, but every school will have the option to “play up” a class, if they choose when enrollment numbers come-out later this year.  Like most states, Pennsylvania adjusts its enrollment numbers every two years.

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