A realignment plan was emailed to South Carolina high school athletic directors Friday afternoon, one that contained several changes for Rock Hill-area schools.
Lancaster and South Pointe will move down to Class AAA when the realignment takes effect in the fall of 2014. Those two schools will join Chester, Clinton, Broome and Union County in a new-look Region 3-AAA.
Lancaster and South Pointe’s departure will leave Region 3-AAAA with seven schools. York, Clover, Nation Ford, Fort Mill, Northwestern and Rock Hill will remain, while Gaffney will rejoin a region in which it has historically been a member.
Other area schools were largely unaffected. Indian Land, expected to move up to Class AAA three years from now, for now will remain in Region 4-AA with Andrew Jackson, Buford, Central, Cheraw, Chesterfield and North Central at least until 2016. The new plan also held no moves for Lewisville or Great Falls, who both remain in Region 3-A with C.A. Johnson, McBee and Lamar.