Will Georgia separate AA schools into public and private divisions?

by Jeff Fisher

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Class AA coaches want to separate the state into public and private divisions by 2016.

The newspaper reports 25 public school head coaches met earlier this week to draft a proposal that would follow what the Georgia High School Association did in Class A in 2012.  There are only 13 private schools outside of Class A, with eight of them in AA.

The story states that six of the 13 private schools outside of Class A made the semifinals or better last year.  Two private schools – Benedictine and Greater Atlanta Christian played for the AA title in 2014 with Benedictine capturing the title with a 45-21 win.

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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.