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VHS To Remain In AA

Vidalia High School will not be moving to AAA. They were granted an appeal last week to remain in AA. The GHSA has been going through reclassification and originally the Indians had been denied their appeal and were heading up a classification to AAA.

VHS Athletic Director Tommy Dalley said, “It has really been chaotic with everything that has been going on. When the GHSA added the multiplier back to all the private schools and put them back in the mix with Class A, AA, and AAA, it skewed everything. They had to get the numbers right and adjust every school. When they originally put us in AAA and we have 760 kids trying to compete against schools with 1,300 kids, then that would have been really tough.

“We have some natural rivalries around here that make for a really good Region, and that is what we were trying to shoot for. We were granted the appeal to stay in AA but nothing has been finalized. This is only temporary and things could change next week. The executive committee of the GHSA will vote in January and will have the final word.”

VHS currently looks to be moving from Region 2AA into a new Region 3AA. This is going to be one of the toughest regions in the state to compete in. Along with Vidalia will be their cross county rival Toombs County. The other teams in the Region will be Appling County, Brantley County, Jeff Davis, Pierce County, Tattnall County, Savannah Arts Academy, and Windsor Forest.

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