High School Football reclassification


For the next two years, the high school football landscape on the Gulf Coast will look a little different as it does every two years.

New regions announced for the most recent MHSAA reclassification and there’s quite a few local schools on the move.

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Starting with St. Stanislaus moving down from region 8 Class 4A to 83A where the Rock-A-Chaws will join St. Patrick, who is moving up from region 8 class 2A.

That’s a huge move for SSC who’s been in the 4A ranks since 1989.

Taking its place is Stone, moving over from region 7 and then Greene County jumping into replace Vancleave also from region 7.

Bay High, Moss Point, and Pass Christian all remain steady.

Vancleave is getting the call up to region 4 class 5A where there’s a lot of moving parts. George County is also dropping down from region 3 class 6A and West Harrison down from 46A.

Hattiesburg and Wayne County are joining more local competition in region 3.

Pascagoula is taking West Harrison’s place in region 4 class 6A to round things out.

Other schools staying put in their respective regions, Poplarville in region 7 class 4A and Resurrection Catholic in region 4 class 1A.

Overall, seven Coast teams are moving.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at jhaeger@wxxv25.com.