Hayden football drops to 3A; 3 NE Kansas schools move to 2A

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — Big changes are coming for high school football next fall.

The winner of the last three class 3A state championships will drop a classification. Rossville High School will move to 2A next season, according to the new classifications released Tuesday by KSHSAA.

The Bulldogs are having a less than championship season this year though, posting a 1-3 record overall, and a 1-2 record in the Mid-East Conference after getting their first win last Friday against Wabaunsee High School.

Despite the drop, Rossville won't be getting away from two of the best current-3A schools in the area. Silver Lake and Nemaha Central will be dropping down to 2A too next year. Both teams are undefeated (4-0) this season and rank 5th and 8th in the state, according to MaxPreps.

Hayden falls to 3A

1 student. That's the difference between being a 4A and 3A football team for Topeka's Hayden High School. The Centennial League school moves to 3A after its attendance drops to 329, the maximum number allowed for a 3A school.

They aren't alone in making the change. Jefferson West, Osawatomie, and Wamego will also switch to 3A.

See the full list of football classifications here