Coffee County Will Remain In 6A Football In 2015 & 2016

TSSAAFrom a TSSAA release issued on Thursday morning, the Coffee County football team will play in Class 6A for the new classification period which begins in August, 2015. Class 6A features the 31 largest schools in enrollment, plus Maryville High School. Maryville, who was originally classified for Class 5A, but requested a move UP to Class 6A just ahead of Wednesday’s deadline. LaVergne, who was ranked 32nd, accepted Maryville’s vacated position in Class 5A. Coffee County was ranked 30th in average attendance and will likely compete in an 8 team region with the following mid-state teams: (listed in descending attendance numbers) Cookeville(2201 students), Oakland(1933), Blackman(1839), Warren County(1787), Smyrna(1774), Siegel(1758), Coffee County(1730), Riverdale(1724). Tullahoma has been classified to play in Class 4A
Other classification moves announced on Thursday:
For the purposes of Division I Football Classification, the following schools have notified the state office they wish to move up:

Class 2A to 3A

Alcoa High School

Goodpasture Christian School

Class 3A to 4A

Memphis East High School

Lipscomb Academy

Class 4A to 5A

Clinton High School

Gibbs High School

Kirby High School

Class 5A to 6A

Maryville High School

With Maryville High School requesting to move up to Class 6A, LaVergne High School has agreed to move to Class 5A.