Everything you need to know about RI high school football realignment

High school football in Rhode Island will look a little different next season. A realignment will take place with many of the changes coming to address the dominance from Bishop Hendricken and La Salle in Division I.

The top division will now have two sub-divisions, each with seven teams. Hendricken and La Salle will be in opposite sub-divisions, with 14 teams in total in Division I – up from just nine teams in 2015.

In total there will be just three divisions, each having two sub-divisions. But there will be four Super Bowls, with the winners of the Division I semifinals playing in one championship and the losers playing in another Super Bowl. The idea is that Hendricken and La Salle will meet in one Super Bowl and presumably two public schools will meet in another.

Four of the seven teams in each sub-division will make the playoffs so eight teams in all will make the playoffs in Division I, II and III.

Here is the list of schools sorted by division:

Division 1A:

Bishop Hendricken High School

Cranston High School West

East Providence High School

Portsmouth High School

South Kingstown High School

St. Raphael Academy

Woonsocket High School

 

Division 1B:

Barrington High School

Central High School

Cranston High School East

Cumberland High School

La Salle Academy

Rogers High School

Tolman High School

 

Division 2A:

East Greenwich High School

Johnston High School

Moses Brown

Mt. Pleasant High School

Pilgrim High School

West Warwick High School

Westerly High School

 

Division 2B:

Chariho High School

Classical High School

Coventry High School

Middletown High School

Mt. Hope High School

North Kingstown High School

Shea High School

 

Division 3A:

Exeter/West Greenwich High School

Juanita Sanchez/PCD/Wheeler

Lincoln High School

Narragansett High School

N. Smithfield/Mt. St. Charles Co-op

Ponaganset High School

Smithfield High School

 

Division 3B:

Burrillville High School

Central Falls High School

Hope High School

North Providence High School

Scituate High School

Tiverton High School

Toll Gate High School

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