The Florida High School Athletic Association released the football classifications for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The Mosley Dolphins are bumping up from Class 5A to Class 6A District 1. Fort Walton Beach, Escambia, Washington, Gulf Breeze, Milton, and Pace are also in the district.
The assignments were determined solely on student enrollment, then geography. Schools’ enrollment numbers were submitted to the FHSAA by each member school back in October.
Schools will not be allowed to appeal placement in their classification, making the assignments final unless a school chooses to become an independent for the next two years.
The FHSAA says, “After traveling the state this past year, the consensus the FHSAA heard from its athletic directors and coaches was that they wanted an equal number of teams by classification, an even number of teams in each district and region, and no three-team districts. Moving schools would go against that sentiment and would create uneven classifications, regions or districts.”