Reclassification has been more significant this year than I ever remember it. Down goes Northside, Warner Robins, Carver-Columbus, Sandy Creek, Charlton County, Westside-Macon. Who am I missing?
Class AAAAA is really diluted, and that becomes apparent when trying to find 10 teams to rank and 25 guys to honor with preseason all-state. (Look for that this week in GHSF Daily.)
I know Kell and East Paulding and Union Grove weren’t state contenders in AAAAA, but they were tough outs that made a classification competitive up and down. AAAAA will miss them and their players. I see less parity in 2010, more first- and second-round blowouts, except among the top dozen or so.
The other classes are as strong as they’ve been since the GHSA went to five classes in 2000.
Final thoughts …
Northside would’ve won AAAA last year. … Sandy Creek would’ve won AAA last year. … Charlton would’ve won Class A last year. … Carver-Columbus would not have won AA last year (although one coach told me