LINCOLN, Neb. – Recent changes in the way the NSAA classifies football teams has caused some area schools to switch classes for the 2018 and 2019 football season.
Columbus High, with a boys enrollment of 452, will be heading to Class A next year, which includes all Nebraska high schools with an enrollment of 425 or higher.
David City Aquinas, David City High School and North Bend Central will all move down to Class C2 next football season.
The classification changes stem from a recent ruling by the NSAA that uses boys enrollment ranges to classify football schools. Previously, the schools with the top 28 boys and girls enrollment figures would be placed in Class A. The next 32 schools would head to Class B and the rest of the Class C schools would be divided evenly.
Class B, which includes schools with boys only counts of 160-424, will now only feature 23 schools. Aurora, who is classified in Class C1 with the changes, has decided to opt up into Class B.
Class A now includes 33 high schools.
Cross County, located in Stromsburg, moves from C2 to D1. Archbishop Bergan in Fremont, will do the same.
New Classification Ranges
Class A- 425 and up
Class D-47 and under – split in half