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NCHSAA Posts Second Draft Of Conference Realignment, Area Teams Scattered In Five Conferences

NCHSAA Posts Second Draft of Conference Realignment, Area Teams Scattered in Five Conferences

The NCHSAA has released the second draft of the 2021-2025 Conference Realignment on the Realignment Information web page.

“This draft represents a sacrifice of time by committee members to review and study all submitted suggestions and proposals,” said Commissioner Que Tucker in an update to schools about the second draft. “While the draft does not satisfy all wishes and wants of each member school, it does represent an intentional effort by the committee to be fair and consistent in its decisions relative to any changes in conferences from the initial draft.”

Schools that are impacted or have changed from the first draft could formally appeal to the committee. The deadline for an appeal to conference placement in this second draft is January 21 at 4:00 p.m.

The virtual appeal dates are January 27 for schools in the East and January 28 for schools in the West.

From the Hickory Metro, conferences include:

1A
(Conference 42)
Avery
Draughn
Mitchell
Mountain Heritage
Rosman
Madison (2A)
Owen (2A)

2A
(Conference 41)
Brevard
Chase
East Rutherford
Hendersonville
Patton
Polk
R-S Central

(Conference 45)
Bandys
Bunker Hill
East Burke
Lincolnton
Maiden
Newton-Conover
West Caldwell
West Lincoln

3A
(Conference 51)
East Lincoln
Fred T. Foard
Hickory
North Iredell
North Lincoln
St. Stephens
Statesville
West Iredell

(Conference 52)
Ashe County
Freedom
Hibriten
Alexander Central (4A)
South Caldwell (4A)
Watauga (4A)

You can view the full statewide realignment plan here.