The biggest change from district football realignment proposed earlier this month by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association involves Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Under the proposal released Oct. 4, Dunbar would have moved to District 2 in Class 6A, matched with Central Hardin, Meade County and Nelson County.
However, under a proposal adopted Monday by the KHSAA Board of Control, Dunbar will play in District 7, along with Bryan Station, Henry Clay and Scott County.
The proposal, recommended to the board by Commissioner Julian Tackett, came from Simon Kenton High School.
Simon Kenton moves from District 7 to District 6, joining Boone County, Campbell County, Dixie Heights and Ryle.
That leaves District 7 with four teams, District 6 with five and District 2 with three.
Since district playoff teams involve four teams, the fifth-place team from District 6 will assume the role of fourth seed in the District 2 post-season.
The 6A bracket system goes into place as a two-year experiment.
The rest of the realignment approved Monday is in effect for the 2011-14 seasons.
Most significant among the changes from the current alignment, as proposed this month, is putting Louisville rivals St. Xavier and Trinity in the same district, along with Male and Manual.
With Dunbar in District 7, Lexington's public schools are grouped in two 6A districts. Lafayette and Tates Creek are in District 8, with Clark County and Madison Central.
Defending Class A champion Lexington Christian moves to 2A. Lexington Catholic, which had considered a move to 5A, will remain 4A.
Teams changing classes include: Highlands, Covington Catholic, Johnson Central and Owensboro, all going from 5A to 4A; Bell County, from 4A to 3A; Corbin and Fort Campbell, 2A to 3A; Somerset, 3A to 2A, and Russellville, 3A to A.
Other changes from the Oct. 4 proposal to the alignment approved Monday:
n In Class 2A, Butler County moves from District 3 to 2, Leslie County from District 7 to 8, and Russell to Class 3A.
n In 3A, Russell joins District 6, while Western Hills moves from District 3 to 5.
n In 5A, Anderson County moves from District 4 to District 6.
Highlands' wins restored
In other action taken by the board, under Tackett's recommendation, 12 victories from the 2004 season were restored to Highlands and the KHSAA will repay a $1,500 administrative fee charged to the Bluebirds.
The victories had been taken away in 2005 for using Covington Catholic transfer Mike Mitchell, whose eligibility was in question.
The restored victories will not affect the records of any of Highlands' opponents that season. The move was made after Highlands officials appealed and presented additional information to the KHSAA.