The North Dakota High School Activities Association has announced new football regions and classifications for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

One team in the Bismarck-Mandan area that will be immediately affected by the new change is the Shiloh Christian Skyhawks. The Skyhawks will move from a 9-Man to Class A.

According to Shiloh Christian Athletic Director Brandon Lemer, the Skyhawks are excited about the new opportunity to take part in Class A action.

We've known for a while that it was coming...We just didn't know what region we were going to end up in. So it's very exciting on that part. We're actually going to up non-conference against Oak Grove next year.

Shiloh Christian will move into Region 4 of Class A next season. New Salem-Almont-Glen Ullin, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron, and Heart River will also make the move from 9-Man to Region 4 of Class A.

Some other changes include Hazen and Beulah moving up from Class A to Class 2A and Fargo Shanley and Jamestown moving to 3A from 2A.

Based on enrollment numbers, the classifications could change in the future after the upcoming two seasons.

To see where each school is within the classification system for 2019-2020, click here.

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