High school football teams in the Courier-Post area were given district assignments Friday by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
The classifications are officially in.
High school football teams in Northeast Missouri know their district assignments for 2018 after an announcement Friday morning by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
Monroe City makes the leap to Class 2 a year following an undefeated season and Class 1 state championship. The Panthers are locked into a loaded Class 2 District 6, which features Palmyra, Clark County and five other schools.
Hannibal remains in Class 4 but changes to District 4, with all opposing schools in the Greater St. Louis area. The Pirates' only district foe to carry over is Warrenton. The district also includes Ft. Zumwalt East, Parkway Central, Priory, St. Charles, St. Dominic and Westminster.
Mark Twain stays in Class 1 but transitions to District 6 with Paris, Louisiana, South Shelby and four others.
Palmyra is the only football team is the Courier-Post area to completely stay put.
Hannibal softball plays in Class 3 District 7 this season against a field of Wright City, Winfield, Warrenton and St. Dominic.
Last year, Palmyra, Monroe City and Mark Twain all competed in Class 2 District 7 on the softball diamond. This year, Palmyra and Monroe City move to Class 2 District 6 to join Clark County, Highland, Macon and South Shelby. Mark Twain is in Class 2 District 5 with Bowling Green, Elsberry, Louisiana and Van-Far.
Hannibal cross country remains in Class 4 District 4 despite some feeling within the program that it would be moved to Class 3.
Palmyra and Mark Twain run in Class 2 District 3.
Hannibal boys soccer stays in Class 3 and will be in District 7 with postseason nemesis St. Dominic, Ft. Zumwalt East and Ft. Zumwalt South.
Hannibal volleyball is in Class 4 District 7 against a similar field to years past.
Hannibal and Palmyra are both in Class 1 District 8 for girls tennis, while Palmyra girls golf plays in Class 1 District 5.