The Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Tuesday released its proposed football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons.
It includes several schools voluntarily competing in a higher classification than their enrollment would allow. Traditional powers Covington Catholic and Highlands, for example, will move from Class 4A to 5A. Conner and Cooper will go from 5A to 6A.
Several schools will move down a class, including East Jessamine and West Jessamine, who will drop from 5A to 4A.
Because of decreased enrollment, Boyle County and Lexington Catholic, former 4A district rivals, will be 3A district rivals.
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The new alignment would also separate 6A powers St. Xavier and Trinity, which have been in the same district since 2011. Realignment has St. X in a district with Butler, Manual, Male and Pleasure Ridge Park. Trinity will be in a district with Ballard, Eastern, Jeffersontown and Seneca.
Final approval of the alignment by the KHSAA Board of Control is expected to come in May.
In other action Tuesday, the Board of Control approved a motion to add field hockey as a team sport beginning with the 2014-15 school year.