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Lafayette to drop a classification in next VHSL cycle

Lafayette to drop a classification in next VHSL cycle

Five Peninsula schools, including Lafayette, will drop a classification following a reading of the Virginia High School League’s Average Daily Membership enrollment figures released Friday.

The VHSL will assign schools to state classifications for postseason regional and state tournament play from 2019-23 based on the figures. As a result, five area schools are likely to drop into a smaller enrollment class.

Football power Lafayette will move from Class 4 (1,133-1,528) to Class 3 (738-1,132). That’s fine with Rams football head coach Andy Linn, whose team lost a close Class 4 state semifinal in 2017 to Louisa County, whose ADM is 1,432 students.

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