Jones County will remain in Region 2-AAAAA for the next two years, though the makeup of the region has changed a bit.
Two Augusta area schools – Cross Creek and Richmond Academy – have been added to what was an eight-team region the last two years to make it a 10-team region for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
The GHSA has reclassification and region realignment every two years, based on changes in the school population numbers.
The realignment for the Class AAAAA schools was not without some controversy, however, and some of that involved Region 2-AAAAA.
The two new schools to the region are actually Class AAAA schools according to the number of students they have, but they requested to play up a class so they could be grouped with the other Augusta area schools already in the region – Evans, Lakeside-Evans, Greenbrier and Grovetown. They were hoping to have an Augusta area only region, and at least one GHSA official reportedly told representatives from Richmond Academy and Cross Creek that would be the case.
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