Sunday, October 2, 2022

VASJ moves up to Division V for football

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released the new football division assignments for the 2015 and 2016 postseason.

Villa Angela-St. Joseph will participate in Division V, up from Division VI where the Vikings qualified for the postseason the past two seasons.

The football divisions are based on school enrollment data provided by the Ohio Department of Education for males grades 9 through 11 as of October 2014.

The breakdown is as follows:

• Division I: 72 schools with male enrollment of 627 and more; Division II: 107 schools with male enrollment of 423-626; Division III: 107 schools with male enrollment of 271-422; Division IV: 107 schools with male enrollment of 201-270; Division V: 108 schools with male enrollment of 150-200; Division VI: 107 schools with male enrollment of 107-149; Division VII: 106 schools with male enrollment of 106 and less.

VASJ has a listed enrollment of 155 male students.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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