SCHSL's 2018-2020 Realignment Proposal Makes Big Changes
The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) released its 2018-2020 realignment proposal on Wednesday and many of the schools in the Midlands will see changes in classification.
Perhaps the two schools most impacted by the classification changes are Blythewood and Spring Valley. The Bengals and Vikings will stay in Class 5A, but are being moved to Region 5-5A with Rock Hill area schools in the Upper State.
Also in 5A, Lugoff-Elgin and Chapin will be moving up from 4A. Both schools will be moving to Region 5-5A in the lower state. This region is loaded with Midlands teams including Irmo, River Bluff, Dutch Fork, Lexington, and White Knoll.
Brookland-Cayce will also move up to 5A. The Bearcats will join Airport in Region 5-4A.
Keenan will move up to Region 4-3A. This is the same region with the Fairfield Central Griffins and Camden.
Columbia high school will move down to Region 3-2A which showcases other Midlands schools Eau Claire, CA Johnson, and Gray Collegiate. They are the only school in the Midlands to move down a classification.
Schools wishing to appeal the realignment proposal must do so by August 16th. The appeal must be submitted in writing.
The SCHSL executive committee will then hear the appeals on August 24th.