Where each local team stands in region realignment
Published 1:59 pm Monday, December 18, 2023
The AHSAA announced the reclassifications and region realignments on Monday, and there were several major shakeups for local teams.
LaFayette and Lanett’s rivalry is set to have major playoff implications as the two are placed in 2A-Region 4. Horseshoe Bend and Reeltown remain in the region with the Bulldogs and Panthers, but the rest of the region is entirely different.
The rest of Region 4 is made up of Coosa Central High School, Ranburne High School and Loachapoka. Coosa Central is coming off of a 3-7 season while Ranburne is coming off of a 4-7 season. Loachapoka is coming off of a 10-1 season where the Indians lost in the second round of the playoffs.
Reeltown is likely going to be the team to beat in the region after a 13-1 season where the Rebels lost in the state championship.
Beulah High School is set to face the gauntlet in 3A-Region 4. Randolph County, Childersburg and Dadeville are still in a region with the Bobcats, but Lee-Scott Academy, Glenwood and B.B. Comer are all going to be new additions to the region.
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Lee-Scott Academy and Glenwood were powerhouses in the AISA. Lee-Scott is coming off back-to-back state championships, beating Glenwood in the state title each time. B.B. Comer lost in the semifinals last season, but the Tigers will be jumping up from 2A.
Valley is positioned in 5A-Region 4 with similar opponents. The Rams will remain in a region with Central Clay, Beauregard, Sylacauga and Elmore County. The two new additions to the region are Marbury and Holtville.
Holtville finished with a 7-4 record last season and lost in the first round. Marbury is coming off a 2-9 season.