Class A Public might pick up some schools that didn’t play football this season. Those are Pinecrest Academy and Our Lady of Mercy. Riverside Military also will drop back into A after playing in 2A.
Those leaving the GHSA increasingly isolate schools outside of metro Atlanta, especially Brookstone of Columbus and Savannah Christian, Calvary Day and Savannah Country Day in Savannah, making travel more costly.
GISA, an organization comprising mostly small private schools, has 27 football-playing schools this season.
As there are 34 GHSA schools that don’t have football teams, other sports will be less affected.