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New football divisions would affect half of our local high schools

By Ron Ledgard Published: April 12, 2012

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has added a seventh division for football for 2013. The Beacon Journal’s area schools are listed by 2012 divisions with number of boys enrolled in 2012 and new division classification (based on current enrollment and could change before 2013 season) in parenthesis. With the projected numbers, 38 of our five-county schools would move divisions.

The projected new enrollment breakdowns based on number of boys in the high school are as follows:
Division I: 600 to 1,164
Division II: 410 to 599
Division III: 288 to 409
Division IV: 216 to 287
Division V: 159 to 215
Division VI: 114 to 158
Division VII: 30 to 113

DIVISION I
Brunswick (931)
Medina (834)
GlenOak (745)
Jackson (730)
Stow (712)
Canton McKinley (636)
Hudson (619)
North Canton Hoover (615)
Perry (611)
Wadsworth (605)
Cuyahoga Falls (570 II)
Massillon (555 II)
Nordonia (541 II)
Green (534 II)
Twinsburg (518 II)

DIVISION II
Firestone (488)
Kent Roosevelt (475)
Lake (454)
Ellet (453)
Barberton (450)
Wooster (449)
Copley (443)
Garfield (426)
Canton Timken (424)
Cloverleaf (418)
Highland (417)
Walsh Jesuit (387 III)
Aurora (386 III)
Louisville (378 III)
Kenmore (378 III)
Revere (363 III)
East (358 III)
Coventry (357 III)
Tallmadge (337 III)
Alliance (333 III)
Springfield (327 III)

DIVISION III
Marlington (326)
Archbishop Hoban (321)
Ravenna (318)
North (318)
Norton (313)
Carrollton (307)
Buchtel (301)
Canton South (301)
Buckeye (298)
West Branch (298)
Field (290)
Crestwood (284 IV)
Northwest (279 IV)
Southeast (275 IV)
St. Vincent-St. Mary (270 IV)
Woodridge (265 IV)
Minerva (260 IV)
CVCA (243 IV)

DIVISION IV
Fairless (236)
Triway (225)
Streetsboro (224)
Tuslaw (216)
Orrville (214 V)
Tusky Valley (213 V)
Black River (206 V)
Manchester (205 V)
Sandy Valley (191 V)
Chippewa (189 V)
Canton Central Catholic (184 V)
Garrettsville (181 V)
Norwayne (177 V)
Northwestern (173 V)

DIVISION V
Waterloo (170)
Waynedale (165)
Rootstown (161)
Smithville (161)
Hillsdale (140 VI)
St. Thomas Aquinas (133 VI)
Rittman (120 VI)

DIVISION VI
East Canton (119)
Dalton (109 VII)
Mogadore (99 VII)
Windham (81 VII)

 

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