The Utah High School Activities Association has released its first considerations for schools being placed in athletic classifications beginning with the 2021 fall sports season.

While not official, the initial placement has Emery High School staying in the 3A classification for all sports outside of football. A sixth classification has been added to football with the return of 1A. That places Emery down one classification, joining nine other schools in 2A.

Carbon High School would remain 3A in all sports including football under the initial proposal. The final proposal will be announced on Dec. 9.

Below is the full press release from the UHSAA, which includes the proposed classifications:

“The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Board of Trustees met and passed a first consideration of classifications and determined original tied or bubble schools for 2021-23. The initial placement of schools into classifications can be found HERE.

The Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, to determine the final consideration of classifications and place schools into a first consideration for regions. A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, in an attempt to get feedback from the various districts, schools and communities on the placement of schools into regions. Details will be announced later. In addition to the public hearing, the UHSAA Board of Trustees is seeking public comment regarding the realignment of member schools through the link found HERE.

The assignment of schools into regions will be finalized on December 17, 2020, by the Board of Trustees, allowing time for schools and regions to organize and schedule for the two-year alignment period. The first contests under the new alignment will take place the fall of 2021. The enrollment data upon which the alignment is based will be less than one year old. The UHSAA Board of Trustees retains the responsibility for alignment of all member schools.”

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