CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will have fewer teams in many of its higher- and lower-classification playoff events.
The NCHSAA announced Thursday that its board of directors has approved changes to playoffs for the 1-A and 4-A classifications in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball. It will reduce the number of teams in those brackets from 64 to 48.
The NCHSAA is implementing a new realignment model for the 2017-18 season that leaves fewer schools in the 1-A and 4-A classifications, leading to the decision to have fewer spots. The 2-A and 3-A classifications remain at 64 teams.
The board also approved revisions to transfer rules.
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