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GHSA reclassification looms as football season begins

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia high school football season is underway, and the Georgia High School Association is now in year two of the current classification of schools in Georgia, which means next year there will be some shuffling around.

Chatham County Public Schools are spread out among AAA and AAAAA classifications. Many of the coaches love the scenario of all Chatham County schools being able to play in AAA next season.  

For the private schools, Benedictine is the only school that plays in AA. Many of the Single-A teams really don't agree with the current plan, where once they get to the playoffs they are divided in which public and private schools play in different divisions.

"It stinks. No. 1, I think we all get hurt out of the gate. I think travel, time away from school and travel, we don't address that. If that's not the most important thing what are we doing here? The time away that these kids have spent from school because they have to travel longer distances, it just doesn't make any sense," said Donald Chumley, Head Coach of the Savannah Christian Raiders.

Savannah Christian plays in the Single-A Private classification.

"I'm very happy where we are at as far as classification. I think in looking at it, with over 300 students it just makes sense for us to be at AA. You can look at the success we had last year certainly with the spring sports. The level we're at we feel like we have a good team, we do have good coaches, and we have things working. We can make it deep into the playoffs, if not all the way," said Danny Britt, Head Coach of the Benedictine Cadets.

The first draft of reclassification comes out in Mid-October.

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