In football, Cherokee County moves into the new Class 4A, Region 5 with several longtime rivals who haven't been on the Warriors' schedule the past couple of seasons. Joining the Warriors in the new Region 5 are Alexandria, Anniston, Cleburne County, Hokes Bluff, Lincoln, Jacksonville and Munford.
For the past two seasons, Cherokee County has competed in Class 4A, Region 7 with Butler, Crossville, DAR, Douglas, Fairview, Guntersville and North Jackson.
While the Warriors will adapt to an entirely new region, there were only slight changes to Class 1A, Region 7. That region will still consist of Cedar Bluff, Collinsville, Gaylesville, Spring Garden, Valley Head and Woodville, but it will expand to a nine-team region. New additions are Coosa Christian, Donoho and Jacksonville Christian.
Class 2A Sand Rock shifts to the new Region 7 with several familiar foes. The Wildcats will still compete with Fyffe, Ider, North Sand Mountain, Section and Westbrook Christian, but two new teams will be region opponents. Those two teams are Gaston, which moves up from Class 1A, and West End of Walnut Grove.
Class 3A Piedmont will also maintain several of its region rivals in the new Region 5. The Bulldogs will still compete with Ashville, Glencoe, Saks, Susan Moore, Weaver and White Plains. The only new addition is Cleveland, who takes the place of Hokes Bluff after the Eagles make the move back up to Class 4A. J.B. Pennington will move to Region 6.
The AHSAA also announced Wednesday its 2012-14 Area Basketball alignments. Area teams were only slightly affected in those.
Class 1A, Area 13 includes Cedar Bluff, Collinsville, Gaylesville, Spring Garden and Coosa Christian.
Class 2A, Area 13 has Sand Rock along with West End, Westbrook Christian and Gaston.
Class 3A, Area 10 is composed of Piedmont, Saks, Weaver and White Plains.
Class 4A, Area 11 includes Cherokee County, Alexandria, Jacksonville and Hokes Bluff.