THOMASVILLE – It looks like Thomas County Central and Thomasville will have new regions next year.

Both appealed the Georgia High School Association's (GHSA) reclassification decision that placed Central in Class 6-A and Thomasville in Class 3-A. Central appealed to move from 6-A to 4-A, and Thomasville appealed to move from 3-A to 2-A. Both were denied on Wednesday by the GHSA Reclassification Committee.

Reclassification would take effect beginning in fall 2022. 

Central has a current enrollment of 1,465, but its 355 out-of-zone students, based on a 2.0 multiplier pushed its reclassification count to 2,175. Central's likely region opponents could include Lee County, Tift County, Houston County, Northside-Warner Robins and Veterans.

Thomasville has a current enrollment of 771, but its 151 out-of-zone students pushed its reclassification count to 1,073. It would join other south Georgia teams Dougherty, Monroe and Crisp County.

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