(5-3-21) Earlier today, the IHSAA Executive Committee approved the sectional assignmentsin sixteam sports for next school year.
Sectional groupings for 2021-22 in boys basketball, girls basketball, football, boys soccer, girls soccer and volleyball were approved by the Committee. Baseball and softball assignments will be determined and announced later this summer following conclusion of those tournaments.
Last month, the IHSAA Executive Committee voted to freeze member school enrollment figures from the current classification cycle for one additional year (2021-22) after this year’s school enrollments showed significant fluctuation likely affected by the pandemic which raised questions about their true representation.
As a result, all schools will remain in the same respective current classifications in each sport for one more year with the exception of those who meet the Tournament Success Factor criteria to move up, down or remain in a higher class.
In football, Columbus East and Fort Wayne Snider both return to Class 5A due to the Tournament Success Factor,but their previous spots in 6A will not be filled by two schools as they would under normal circumstances. As a result, Sectionals 3 and 8 will proceed as three-team sectionals during the 2021 state tournament.Host sites for the grouping