GHSA comes out with new regions for 2022-2024

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In the state of Georgia, the Georgia High School Association or GHSA changes the region classifications every two years to make the athletic competition in the state of Georgia fair. Some schools lose students every year, while other schools gain students. The more students a school has, the higher their classification. The fewer students a school has, the lower their region is.

Lanier is in region 8 of the 6A classification, and they will remain in the same region for 2022-2024. Lanier’s current region consists of teams like Buford, Central Gwinnett, Dacula, Habersham Central, Shiloh, and Winder-Barrow. Starting in 2022 until 2024, Lanier’s new region will involve teams like Apalachee, Gainesville, Jackson County, and North Forsyth with Habersham Central and Shiloh remaining.

I was able to interview Lanier’s athletic director, Coach McDonald, about his thoughts on the new region, and he said, “I’m really excited about the new region. I think there’s a lot of quality opponents that we’ll have, and it’s just new, so we’ll get to play some different people we haven’t played in the last few years and just looking forward to traveling to some different places, seeing some different stadiums, having some fresh competition, but I think everyone will be competitive, so just excited for the new challenge.”

Although they will have some returning opponents to face off against in region games, Lanier will also have some new faces next year, which will be refreshing to see.