The Pearl-Cohn football program will remain in Class 4A for 2017-21, coach Tony Brunetti told The Tennessean on Thursday.
Pearl-Cohn, on the verge of a fourth consecutive Class 4A playoff appearance, was placed in 3A in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association football classification plan based on the school’s enrollment (643).
However, the 2015 state runner-up Firebirds will be playing up.
“Yes we are (moving up to 4A),” Brunetti said. “It’s just a better situation for our football program.”
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White House-Heritage, which has an enrollment of 673, also was placed in Class 3A, but like Pearl-Cohn, the Patriots will play up.
“The coaches and administration feel this is the right move for our football program at this time, and we look forward to the announcement of the regions on Nov. (17),” White House-Heritage coach Hunter Hicks said.
Schools have until Oct. 25 to notify the TSSAA if they will play up in a higher classification.
The TSSAA will release its football region recommendations for 2017-21 in November.
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