Ding, Dong, Morgan’s Gone
Reclassificaton moves Trojans back to Region 10
Greg Madson, Leader Publisher
The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Board of Trustees met and passed their final reclassification/realignment for the 2013-15 school year. Most striking for Bear River fans is the move of the Bears’ fiercest rivals, Morgan, back to Region 10, something that was done nearly six years ago.
The new Region 11 will look very familiar to Bear fans with Bear River, Ben Lomond and the three Tooele area schools – Stansbury, Tooele and Grantsville.
However, the major change will take place in football with a 3AA larger school division and a smaller school 3A division. All the school in Region 11 except Grantsville will be in 3AA. Morgan will be in the 3A with several central Utah and Southern Utah schools.
According to the UHSAA, a public hearing was held on Nov. 28, to receive feedback on the placement of schools into regions. In addition to the hearing, the UHSAA Board of Trustees received numerous emails over the past few weeks regarding the realignment of member schools.
The assignment of member schools into regions was finalized on Nov. 29, by the Board of Trustees, allowing time for schools and regions to organize and schedule for the two-year alignment period. The first contests under the new alignment will take place the fall of 2013. The enrollment data upon which the alignment is based will be less than one year old.
A two year, rather than four year, alignment period allows for adjustments more often as enrollments rise and fall at a number of schools. The UHSAA Board of Trustees retains the responsibility for alignment of all member schools.