Central Private to join ACCS’ district

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 27, 1999

Goodbye Madison-Ridgeland Academy, hello Central Private.

In the latest Mississippi Private School Assocation realignment proposal, MRA is moving down to Class 3A, while Central Private move up to 4A into South AAAA with Adams County Christian School.

&uot;It’s not as far to travel and it will be some place different to go,&uot; said ACCS head football coach Bo Swilley. &uot;I think in football we’ll match up better, but that may not be too good for basketball and baseball.&uot;

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Jackson Prep, Jackson Academy, Hillcrest and Parklane remain in South AAAA.

&uot;I would still like to see a North, Central and South Division set-up,&uot; Swilley said.

Brookhaven Academy moves to Class AAA, while Oak Forest is moving down to 4AA with Wilkinson County Christian Academy.

Huntington continues to stay in a division with Louisiana schools, although the Ferriday, La., school is appealing because of the fact of having to travel close to Shreveport, La., on a number of occasions.

Under the new alignment, Huntington would move from 6A, where they were paired with Trinity and Pine Hills, into a nine-member football league consisting of Trinity Heights, Briarfield and Claiborne.

Trinity and Pine Hills are being moved to 4A with Chamberlain-Hunt.

&uot;We couldn’t be more pleased with the realignment,&uot; said Trinity athletic director David King. &uot;The travel will be much easier.&uot;