Districts set for Indians bounce 2021-23
High school athletic teams in Marshall County will see some changes when it comes to district competition in 2021-2023.
Both the Mississippi High School Activities Association and the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools recently announced their reclassifications, which are done every two years.
H.W. Byers remains in Class 1A. It is seventh largest 1A school with an enrollment figure of 175 (the four high school grades).
Byers will be in Region 11A for football and Region 31A for basketball.
Football competition will include Ashland, Biggersville, Falkner, Okolona, Smithville, Thrasher and Tupelo Christian.
District opponents in basketball will be Ashland, Blue Mountain, Coldwater and Hickory Flat.
Potts Camp remains in Class 2A. Enrollment was listed at 198 (the four high school grades). The smallest 2A school is Pine Grove with 190.
Potts Camp will compete in Region 1-2A in football. Other teams will be Baldwyn, Belmont, East Union, Myrtle and Walnut.
The Lady Cardinals and Cardinals will be members of Region 2-2A for basketball. Opponents will be Charleston, M.S. Palmer, Myrtle and Strayhorn.
Holly Springs and Byhalia both remain in Class 3A and also Region 2 of that classification.
Football and basketball district competition for those two schools from Marshall County includes Independence, North Panola and Tunica Rosa Fort.
Holly Springs is one of the smaller 3A schools, with enrollment reported at 302 (the four high school grades), while Byhalia is more middle of the pack at 380.
As for Marshall Academy, it will be stepping up a classification to 4A. The Patriots’ opponents in District 1-4A, for all sports, will be North Delta School, Kirk Academy, Lee Academy (Clarksdale) and Oak Hill Academy.
Marshall Academy will be one of the smaller Class 4A members in the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools as far as high school enrollment goes.