(NEWS CENTER) - AUGUSTA - The Maine Principals Association Football Committee met today to discuss realignment of the football classes and NEWS CENTER's Csaba Sukosd was there.
The Reclassification List was agreed upon allowing the next step in the process to take place. The new list will be presented to the Classification Committee December 10th for approval and then passed onto individual schools for action at a district level sometime in March.
Mt Ararat had petitioned to drop from Class A to Class C but the request was denied. However, the committee approved the Eagles for Class B. Camden Hills and Nokomis both petitioned to be dropped down a class from B to C and were both approved. Mt. Ararat, Nokomis and Camden Hills will all not be eligible for the post season in 2013.
Ellsworth returned to Varsity football play this season in Class C and will be dropped to Class D. They will also not be eligible for the post season in 2013.
Class A West: Thornton Acad., Bonny Eagle, Sanford, Scarborough, Massabesic, Noble, So. Portland, Biddeford, Gorham
Class A East: Lewiston, Bangor, Oxford Hills, Edward Little, Deering, Portland, Brunswick, Cheverus, Windham
Class B West: Falmouth, Marshwood, Kennebunk, Greely, Westbrook, Fryeburg Acad., York, Morse, Mt. Ararat
Class B East: Skowhegan, Messalonskee, Cony, Hampden Academy, Mt. Blue, Lawrence, Brewer, Gardiner, Oceanside
Class C West: Leavitt, Lake Region, Cape Elizabeth, Gray-NG, Spruce Mtn., Freeport, Poland, Wells, Mtn. Valley
Class C East: Belfast, Waterville, Madison/Carrabec, MDI, Hermon, Old Town, Winslow, Nokomis, Camden Hills
Class D West: Yarmouth, Oak Hill, Lisbon, Sacopee Val., Dirigo, Traip, OOB, Telstar, Winthrop, Boothbay, Maranacook
Class D East: Bapst, Mt View, MCI, Wash. Academy, Bucksport, Orono, Mattanawcook, Dexter, Ellsworth, Foxcroft, Stearns
Enrollment guidelines that helped mold the groupings - A: +850 B: 600-849 C: 460-599 D: 0-459
NEWS CENTER's Csaba Sukosd contributed to this article.