3 Tennessee prep sports adding a classification next year

August 19, 2020 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Board of Control is adding a classification for basketball, baseball and softball.

The change approved Monday starts in the 2021-2022 school year.

The board voted to increase the number of Division I classes from three to four in the three sports.

The board voted to continue to bring eight teams to the state tournament in each of the three sports, the organization said in a news release.

Football will keep the same number of classes: six in Division I and three in Division II. Other sports will have the same number of classes as the previous classification cycle.