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    VASJ moves up to Division V for football

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    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 Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. 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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