Virginia High School League

After big year in 3A, growing Warhill will bump up to 4A in 2017-18

Two Bay Rivers District schools that experienced significant athletic success on the Group 3A level this past school year will move out of that Virginia High School League classification beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

According to the VHSL Proposed Alignment plan for the 2017-18 and '18-19 school years released Thursday, Poquoson High is moving down into Group 2A because of declining enrollment. Warhill will move up to Group 4A because of increasing enrollment.

All other Bay Rivers schools will remain in their current classifications for those two school years. Grafton, Jamestown, Lafayette and Smithfield compete in 4A, New Kent, Tabb and York in 3A, and Bruton in...