This week the Georgia High School Association decided to stay with the present five-classification system, rather than returning to the four-class scheme it used for over two decades.
The defeated plan may also have split each class into 16 regions with two teams from each making the state playoffs. Currently each of the five classes is split into 8 regions, with 4 teams from each making the postseason.
The new plan would have pushed larger schools into Class A. Buford may have become a Class A team again, if you can believe that.
In last Sunday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Devil head coach Larry Campbell commented, "You can eliminate the Lincoln Countys, the Hawkinsvilles, the Miller Countys, the Commerces because they're out ... They're not going to be able to compete with Charlton County and certainly not with Buford."