High school sports across Kansas will see big changes during the 2018-2019 school year.
On May 3, members of Kansas State High School Athletic Association voted to change classifications of football and other sports across the state. By a vote of 215 to 73 schools across the state voted in favor of changing classifications for football. Of a vote of 207-145 schools voted to an annual classification of all activities excluding football.
This means that for all KSHSAA sports, that all sizes of classifications will be changed. In football, both the 4A divisions and 2-1A divisions will be eliminated. A 32-team classification in 6A, 5A, and 4A will be adopted with 48-teams playing in 3A and 2A. The remainder of the teams will be classified as 1A.
With divisions eliminated, most formally Division II of 4A schools will be reclassified at 3A.
In other sports there will be a 36-team 6A, 5A, and 4A classification. 3A and 2A will have 64 teams with the remaining 110 schools in 1A.
Classifications are baed on the schools total enrollment of grades ninth, 10th and 11th. All classes will play 11 man football with two separate divisions being established by the executive board for 8-man football schools. Schools with 8-man football teams will be limited to an enrollment of 100 students in grades nine through 11.