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Vidalia High, Ferriday High and Monterey High will likely lose two district opponents next year if new enrollment numbers are any indication.
"The way it's looking we're going to have a five-team district," said Vidalia High athletic director Gary Paul Parnham.
Bolton High in Alexandria is expected to move up from Class 3A to 4A, while Bunkie High is expected to drop from Class 3A to 2A.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association's classification committee holds its biennial meeting Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Baton Rouge.
Bolton, with an enrollment of 654, would be moving up to 4A, which two years ago included schools in the 638-1,098 enrollment range.
Bunkie High, with an enrollment of 330, has lost some students in the last two years to Class B Avoyelles Public Charter School (195).
As of now, Vidalia would remain in District 3-3A with Jena, Marksville, Buckeye and Avoyelles Parish.
Vidalia's enrollment numbers for this year are 440.
"(LHSAA Commissioner Kenny) Henderson doesn't like four-team districts and wants six-team districts," Parnham said. "I really think we'll be staying where we are. Of course, you never know when politics gets involved. And we are kind of out in no man's land. We'll just see where the chips fall."
Meanwhile, Ferriday will likely lose Farmerville and Mangham in their district.
Farmerville High is expected to move up from Class 2A to 3A.
Farmerville is at 611.
Mangham is expected to drop down to Class A with an enrollment of 216.
Ferriday has an enrollment of 317.
"It's hard to say what's going to happen in our district," said Ferriday coach Chad Harkins. "We'll just have to wait and see."
One strong possibility has Winnfield moving into Class 2-2A.
"That would really be something because that's my hometown," Harkins said.
Monterey High will likely lose Rapides and Harrisonburg from District 6B.
Harrisonburg, which was in Class C two years ago, will likely move from B to Class C with an enrollment of 85.
Rapides High, in Class B, may move up to Class 2A, and Grace Christian, at 108, will likely move from Class C to B.
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Monterey's enrollment is currentlyat 132.
"I think a lot depends on how many schools have consolidated," said Monterey athletic director Cary Shively. "We're just waiting to see where everything falls."
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