Wamego football moves back into the 4A classification.

On Wednesday, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) announced the new classifications for the 2020-2021 cycle year. The announcement follows the Sept. 20 official enrollment “counting date”.

For the past two years, Wamego has been in the 3A football classification, while remaining at 4A for other sports and competitions. The enrollment numbers for the 4A classifications range from 340-654 (grades 9-11). Wamego, reporting in at 351, will be the third smallest school in 4A, coming in above Wellington (345) and Ulysses (340).

Also making moves into the 4A classification were Great Bend, Lansing, and St. James Academy (Lenexa), all of which dropped from 5A. One school, Baldwin, dropped from 4A into 3A.

There was no movement from other area schools. Rock Creek (224) remains in 3A, St. Marys (141) remains in 2A.

NCKL schools also remain stable for football classifications. Abilene (352) stayed in 4A. Clay Center (247), Concordia (241), Chapman (224), and Marysville (183) all stay in the 3A classification.

In general classifications, based on 9-12 enrollment numbers, all the local school remained stable – Wamego (446), 4A; Rock Creek (294) and St. Marys (182), 3A; Wabaunsee (139), 2A; and Onaga (82), 1A.

In the NCKL, Clay Center (312) moved up to take the bottom spot in 4A.

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