Ravenwood Set to Join “Super 32”
The 2015 Football season will be one of change for the TSSAA and the Raptors. Gone are the traditional district alignments, along with some traditional rivals.
Ravenwood will once again play in class 6A but there will only be 31 other teams in that division, representing the largest 32 schools across the state in terms of enrollment. The regional alignments were announced last Thursday at the Board of Control meeting and will apply to the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Ravenwood is in Region 3 of class 6A, which also features Antioch, Franklin, Overton, Lebanon, McGavock, Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central. Those schools will be permanent opponents on the schedule, leaving room for 3 non-regional games. Ravenwood would like to continue some of the traditional rivalries with other Williamson county school in non-regional match-ups.
Under the new alignment all schools in 6A will qualify for the playoffs. Ravenwood will be guaranteed at least one playoff game while classes 1-5 with have to qualify under the old format within their respective classes. The new system will be up for a vote again in 2016 as enrollment numbers will once again be looked at. At that time Ravenwood’s status could change due to re-zoning that will occur with the opening of Nolensville HS.
For a full list of the new alignment follow the TSSAA link.