Five local teams to change divisions for upcoming high school football season

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Austintown Fitch Falcons, Youngstown East Golden Bears, East Palestine Bulldogs, Labrae Vikings, McDonald Blue Devils - High School Football

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Four local teams (Austintown Fitch, East Palestine, LaBrae, and McDonald) will drop to a lower division for high school football this season, while Youngstown East will be the only local team to move up.

The Valley will not have a Division One team competing this upcoming season with Austintown Fitch’s move to Division II.

The 2019 OHSAA Divisional assignment are based on the 2018 boys enrollment, and the competitive balance formula.

The number next to each school represents the OHSAA boys enrollment from 2018

Division II (3)

AUSTINTOWN FITCH / 549… down from Division I
BOARDMAN / 551
WARREN HARDING / 506

Division III (6)

CANFIELD / 321
CHANEY / 288
EAST / 287… up from Division IV
HOWLAND / 330
NILES / 310
WEST BRANCH / 251

Division IV (10)

BEAVER LOCAL / 214
CARDINAL MOONEY / 149
EAST LIVERPOOL / 231
GIRARD / 227
HUBBARD / 256
LAKEVIEW / 231
POLAND / 240
SALEM / 243
STRUTHERS / 218
URSULINE / 183

Division V (3)

CHAMPION / 173
CRESTVIEW / 149
SOUTH RANGE / 156

Division VI (12)

BROOKFIELD / 119
COLUMBIANA / 126
EAST PALESTINE / 132… down from Division V
LABRAE / 140…down from Division V
LIBERTY / 143
CAMPBELL / 148
MINERAL RIDGE / 110
NEWTON FALLS / 140
SOUTHERN LOCAL / 113
SPRINGFIELD / 138
UNITED / 143
WESTERN RESERVE / 104

Division VII (11)

SOUTHINGTON / 58
LISBON / 100
JACKSON-MILTON / 96
WARREN JFK / 74
LEETONIA / 73
LOWELLVILLE / 49
MATHEWS / 84
MCDONALD / 97… down from Division VI
SEBRING / 65
VALLEY CHRISTIAN / 76
WELLSVILLE / 76
 

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