NSAA Sets Nebraska High School Football Classifications for the 2022 and 2023 Seasons

The Nebraska Schools Activities Association released the classifications for Nebraska High School football teams for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The NSAA board on Wednesday approved the numbers it received from the Nebraska Department of Education which were then used to set the classifications for high school football for the next two years.

Broken Bow will remain in Class C1. The C1 classification breakdown showed 36 eligible teams with Platteview at the top with a boys enrollment number of 159 and West Point Beemer was at the bottom with an enrollment number of 85. Broken Bow’s enrollment number was listed as 92.

Arcadia/Loup City will remain in Class D1 for the next two seasons while Sandhills Valley(Stapleton/McPherson County) will move up from Class D2 to Class D1. The D1 classification breakdown shows Johnson County Central and Southern at the top with a boys enrollment of 51. The cutoff enrollment number for Class D1 was 36. There were nine teams in the state that showed an enrollment number of 36 so those teams were split with five going into Class D1 and four going into Class D2 to even out both classes with 54 eligible teams. South Loup (Arnold/Callaway) was among the teams with an enrollment of 36 and was put in Class D2 for the following two seasons. Burwell and Anselmo-Merna both competed in Class D1 the past two years but will now drop to Class D2 for 2022 and 2023. Other area teams in Class D2 will include Ansley/Litchfield, Twin Loup, Sandhills/Thedford, and Mullen. SEM will again compete in six man the next two years.

Teams will now await the release of districts by the NSAA and then the release of schedules expected to come out in February.