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Selma High moves down from 6A to 5A under AHSAA realignment

Selma High is the only public school in Dallas County affected by the Alabama High School Activities Association realignment for fall sports.

The Saints drop from Class 6A to 5A, as the AHSAA Central Board of Control approved the new reclassification for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years in seven classes. The AHSAA took enrollment numbers for grades nine through 11. Selma is now the largest 5A school.

In football, Selma will compete in Region 3, Class 5A with Central-Tuscaloosa, Sipsey Valley, Shelby County, Marbury, Jemison and Demopolis.

In volleyball, Selma will be part of Area 7, 5A alongside Central-Tuscaloosa, Sipsey Valley, and Demopolis.

Selma High Athletic Director, track coach and Volleyball coach Katasha Turner sees realignment as an opportunity for football and volleyball.

“Class 5A is one of the most competitive regions out there,” Turner said. “We will continue to push to be competitive. I’m excited for the upcoming year as a whole.”

The winter sports alignments will be announced after basketball season. The spring sports alignments will be announced after the spring sports playoffs.