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The GHSA released the 2020-2021 Reclassification numbers Tuesday morning and some of the area’s local schools were affected by the new numbers. Vidalia and Toombs County will remain in Class AA, as will all schools that currently play in Region 2AA, with the exception of Metter who will apparently drop to Class Single A Public.

There were some concerns from Vidalia fans that the new numbers would have the Indians playing in AAA due to a new 2.0 multiplier for out of district schools being applied to the schools FTE count.

The 2.0 multiplier was theoretically designed to address the contention that schools that attract large numbers of out-of-zone students - particularly private schools and those from city school systems - have competitive advantages.

Vidalia Athletic Director Tommy Dalley said that they were "confident" the numbers would allow the Indians to remain in 2A "After looking at all the data and numbers for FTE we were pretty confident that we would remain in AA... I am sure there will be some appeals from around the state and some shifting of teams will have to take place.  We will now just sit and wait and see how the regions are assigned."

Class A Public Schools may not have fared as well, and will now have to deal with not only Metter, but also Dublin, Brooks County and Armuchee, all of whom dropped from 2A. Although Regions have not been set, Dublin and Metter could have an impact on Region 3A, which includes Treutlen, Montgomery Co. and Wheeler Co.

The classes won't become official until the GHSA has heard appeals on enrollment counts and considered requests to play up in class, which will take several days. When that's complete, the GHSA will place schools into their regions. In the past, this was completed around the first of December. Once that process is completed the Reclassification will be ratified by the GHSA Executive Committee in January.

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