Region changes for Louisville

The Noxapater Tigers and Nanih Waiya Warriors will remain in their same Class and Region in the upcoming year while the Louisville Wildcats will make a new transition.

The Mississippi High School Activities Association released the new regions for 2013-15 on Friday, Nov. 30.

Noxapater and Nanih Waiya will remain in Class 1A, Region 3 in the following year, which will include one new addition. The Class 1A North Half champion French Camp Panthers will join Region 3-1A. With the addition of the Panthers, the Tigers and Warriors will have extra division competition with another postseason worthy team joining their region.

The new Region 3-1A will include East Oktibbeha, Ethel, French Camp, Nanih Waiya, Noxapater, Pelahatchie, Sebastopol, Weir, West Lowndes and West Oktibbeha.

The decision for Louisville High School to change from Class 4A to Class 3A occurred due to the enrolment number for the month of October that the MHSAA received from the Mississippi Department of Education. Louisville had 446 students enrolled whereas Region 4-4A rival opponent Noxubee County had 534 enrolled, which will remain in Class 4A. Already dominating Class 4A this season, the Wildcats are sure to increase competition in Region 4-3A as well as Class 3A North that has been controlled mostly by the North Half champions Charleston.

The new Region 4-3A will include Aberdeen, Kemper County, Louisville, Nettleton, South Pontotoc and Winona.