Letcher County Central High School will be the fourth-smallest member of the 5A grouping category of football teams in Kentucky.
Letcher Central is one of nine Kentucky High School Athletics Association member schools approved by the organization’s Board of Control at its March meeting to voluntarily play into a higher classification in the 2015- 2018 football alignment and nine member schools to move to a lower class compared to the original distributed school list.
At its April 15 meeting, the Board of Control will review a draft alignment of teams in districts for football to begin with the 2015-16 school year, with final approval set for the board’s May meeting.
Letcher Central joins Highlands, Nelson County, Perry County Central, Covington Catholic, Doss, Madison Southern and Atherton as schools with fewer than 560 boys whose teams will play in the 5A classification for schools that have between 560 to 745 boys. The KHSAA’s highest football classification is 6A, the largest members of which are Lousville’s Trinity (1,295 boys) and St. Xavier (1,377) private schools.
Jenkins High School, which has 103 boys enrolled, will again play in the 1A grouping for schools with up to 190 boys. Jenkins is the KHSAA’s seventh-smallest school member school.
In other action at its March meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control:
• approved the brand Select Sport as the official ball for postseason play in soccer beginning with the 2014-15 school year;
• approved Baden as the offi cial ball for postseason play in volleyball, also beginning with the 2014-15 school year.