Nothing is official yet, but Madison County appears headed for Class 5A in the new Georgia high school classification system.
Madison County is currently in Class 4A, but the state is shifting from six to seven classifications next year. The Georgia High School Association released preliminary classifications this past week and Madison County was placed in Class 5A as one of the smaller schools in the class with an enrollment of 1,345.
“We were hoping we’d be in 4A,” said Madison County School Superintendent Allen McCannon. “From a geographic position we have a lot of natural rivals there.”
McCannon said nothing is official yet. He said he hopes regions will be made smaller under the new system so Madison County could play more area teams in non-region games.
“If the regions are smaller, we have the flexibility to play more local teams who are more naturally our rivals, less travel time for our fans and kids,” said McCannon. “Everyone enjoys that more. From an economic standpoint, make more revenue and your travel time is less and costs less.”