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Redmen, Panthers changing places in playoff divisions

By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor

The high school football season is barely in the planning stages and there is already an audible.
Several area teams will be changing divisions with the release Thursday of the 2011-12 Ohio High School Athletic Association’s regional assignments.
The Chesapeake Panthers and Rock Hill Redmen will switch places. The Panthers will move up to Division IV from Division V while the Redmen drop down to Division V.
Ironton, South Point and Fairland will remain in Region 15 of Division IV. Rock Hill will join Coal Grove in Region 19 of Division V.
Also dropping down a division will be Portsmouth West and Waverly. West drops to Division V and Waverly to Division IV. Alexander also dropped to Division V.
Wheelersburg stayed in Region 19 of Division V but Minford jumps up to Division IV.
Jumping up to Division III is Jonathan Alder who will host Ironton.
Symmes Valley and Green will remain in Region 23 of Division VI.
The division breakdown for schools is: Division I with 494 or more boys in the upper three grades, Division II is 327 to 493, Division III 243 to 326, Division IV 172 to 242, Division V 120 to 171 and Division VI is 119 or less.
Area team enrollments show:
Division IV is Ironton with 174 boys, Chesapeake 187, South Point 192 and Fairland 235. In Division V, Coal Grove has 135 and Rock Hill 170, just two boys from Division IV. In Division VI Green has 64 and Symmes Valley 96.
Although St. Joseph does not have football, the school shows 17 boys and 18 girls in the upper three grades.

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

The high school football season is barely in the planning stages and there is already an audible.

Several area teams will be changing divisions with the release Thursday of the 2011-12 Ohio High School Athletic Association’s regional assignments.

The Chesapeake Panthers and Rock Hill Redmen will switch places. The Panthers will move up to Division IV from Division V while the Redmen drop down to Division V.

Ironton, South Point and Fairland will remain in Region 15 of Division IV. Rock Hill will join Coal Grove in Region 19 of Division V.

Also dropping down a division will be Portsmouth West and Waverly. West drops to Division V and Waverly to Division IV. Alexander also dropped to Division V.

Wheelersburg stayed in Region 19 of Division V but Minford jumps up to Division IV.

Jumping up to Division III is Jonathan Alder who will host Ironton.

Symmes Valley and Green will remain in Region 23 of Division VI.

The division breakdown for schools is: Division I with 494 or more boys in the upper three grades, Division II is 327 to 493, Division III 243 to 326, Division IV 172 to 242, Division V 120 to 171 and Division VI is 119 or less.

Area team enrollments show:

Division IV is Ironton with 174 boys, Chesapeake 187, South Point 192 and Fairland 235. In Division V, Coal Grove has 135 and Rock Hill 170, just two boys from Division IV. In Division VI Green has 64 and Symmes Valley 96.

Although St. Joseph does not have football, the school shows 17 boys and 18 girls in the upper three grades.

OHSAA Division Breakdown

Football Enrollment

Division I 494 and more

Division II 327 to 493

Division III 243 to 326

Division IV 172 to 242

Division V 120 to 171

Division VI 119 or less

Volleyball Enrollment

Division I 360 or more

Division II 206 to 359

Division III 118 to 205

Division IV 117 or less

Boys Golf

Division I 303 or more

Division II 156 to 302

Division III 155 or less

Girls’ Golf

Division I 301 or more

Division II 300 or less

Boys’ Soccer

Division I 379 or more

Division II 200 to 378

Division III 199 or less

Girls’ Soccer

Division I 371 or more

Division II 202 to 370

Division III 201 or less

Girls’ Tennis

Division I 343 or more

Division II 342 or less

Area School Enrollments

Upper 3 Grades as of Oct. 2010

School Boys Girls

Independent

Ironton 174 161

St. Joseph 17 18

Ohio Valley Conference

Chesapeake 187 175

Coal Grove 136 147

Fairland 235 193

Rock Hill 170 179

River Valley 190 182

South Point 192 218

Southern Ohio Conference

Division I

Symmes Valley 96 83

Green 64 66

Ports. Clay 65 71

Beaver Eastern 90 76

New Boston 53 48

Sciotoville East 74 70

Prts. Notre Dame 37 48

Oak Hill 160 156

Latham Western 92 69

Division II

Wheelersburg 155 142

Portsmouth West 162 182

Northwest 187 158

Minford 187 154

Waverly 235 226

Lucasville Valley 126 135

South Webster 108 99

SEOAL

Gallipolis 258 245

Jackson 295 282

Portsmouth 179 156

Vincent Warren 356 320

Chillicothe 339 367

Logan 478 435

Marietta 367 336

(Note: Marietta is leaving the SEAOL in 2011)

Tri-Valley Conference

Alexander 171 179

Athens 297 292

Belpre 145 115

Corning Miller 104 82

Federal Hocking 138 107

Meigs 209 198

South Gallia 91 100

Racine Southern 76 77

Reedsville Eastern 87 102

Trimble 107 88

Vinton County 271 263

Waterford 89 84

Wellston 188 192

Nelsonville-York 151 147

(Wahama, W.Va., has 202 total students)

Scioto Valley Conference

Adena 155 153

Huntington Ross 153 138

Paint Valley 132 123

Piketon 179 192

Westfall 185 207

Zane Trace 191 200

Southeastern Ross 149 144

Unioto 241 249

Southern Hills League

Manchester 90 100

Whiteoak 74 81

Eastern Brown 168 142

North Adams 143 145

Peebles 142 143

Ripley 132 127

Lynchburg-Clay 143 143

Fayetteville-Perry 114 132

Leesburg Fairfield 100 85

West Union 145 171

Schools of Interest

Bishop Hartley 215 323

Bishop Ready 174 179

Jonathan Alder 252 244

Greenfield McClain 258 226

Miami Trace 302 293

Wash. Court House 265 250

Zanesville 409 384