South Carolina’s new Class 5A alignment

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For the first time in 50 years, South Carolina has added a classification in high school football.  Below is how the state’s biggest classification, AAAAA, is aligned for the next two years.  The reclassification means that the state will crown five champs this year, instead of its usual seven.

AAAAA

Region I

Easley

JL Mann

TL Hanna

Westside

Woodmont

Region II

Greenwood

Hillcrest

Laurens

Mauldin

Riverside

Wade Hampton

Region III

Boiling Springs

Byrnes

Dorman

Gaffney

Spartanburg

Region IV

Clover

Ft. Mill

Nation Ford

Northwestern

Rock Hill

Region V

Blythewood

Dutch Fork

Irmo

Lexington

River Bluff

Spring Valley

White Knoll

Region VI

Carolina Forest

Conway

Socastee

South Florence

Sumter

West Florence

Region VII

Ashley Ridge

Fort Dorchester

Goose Creek

James Island

Stratford

Summerville

Wando

West Ashley

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.