LINCOLN — The Nebraska School Activities Association on Monday released football classifications for the next two seasons.
Exeter-Milligan, this year’s Eight Man-1 champion, will drop to Eight Man-2.
Class A (28): Up from B, South Sioux City, Columbus
Class B (32): Down from A, Lincoln Pius X, Omaha Benson; up from C-1, Adams Central
Class C-1 (47): Down from B, Holdrege; up from C-2, Louisville, Johnson County, North Bend
Class C-2 (48): Down from C-1, Ainsworth, Fillmore Central, Gibbon, Logan View, Sandy Creek; changing from 8-man, Freeman, Shelby-Rising City
Eight Man-1 (46 eligible for playoffs, 54 total): Changing from 11-man, Wakefield, Perkins County, Blue Hill, Dundy County-Stratton; new co-op, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family; up from Eight Man-2, Amherst, Axtell, Fullerton, Mead, Scribner-Snyder, Shelton, Nebraska Lutheran. Ineligible for playoffs: Winnebago, Wakefield, Plainwiew, Niobrara/Verdigre, East Butler, Humphrey/LHF; Nebraska Christian, Franklin
Eight Man-2 (54): Down from Eight Man-1, Emerson-Hubbard, Randolph, Chambers/Wheeler Central, Overton. Bartley Southwest, Allen, Maxwell, Red Cloud, O’Neill St. Mary’s, Alma, Johnson-Brock, Paxton, Exeter-Milligan; changing from 6-man, Elkhorn Valley; new, Stapleton (dissolved co-op with McPherson County
Six Man (18): Changing from eight-man: Deshler, Wilcox-Hildreth, Banner County, Hayes Center; new co-op, Spalding/Cedar Rapids; new, Spalding Academy (dissolved co-op with Spalding), McPherson County