All appeals have been exhausted and the football conferences for next fall have been set by the AIA. With the addition of Mica Mountain in the Vail School District, there are now 39 teams playing football in Southern Arizona.
Mica Mountain will compete in the 4A Conference and Salpointe moved up to 5A for football. Empire was initially placed in the 5A Conference but a compromise on their appeal down to the 3A level has the Ravens competing at the 4A level.
The 3A Conference will only have three schools from the Tucson area with Tanque Verde and Catalina moving down to compete at the 2A level. San Manual will be shifting to 8-man football at the 1A level.
Several schools will compete in different conferences for other sports. Sports with individual competition will be handled separately.
6A CONFERENCE (1) Tucson High
5A CONFERENCE (12) Buena Cholla (4A other sports) Cienega Desert View Flowing Wells Ironwood Ridge (Appealed up from 4A for all sports) Marana Mountain View Nogales Rincon/UHS (6A for other sports) Salpointe (4A other sports) Sunnyside
4A CONFERENCE (11) Amphitheater Canyon del Oro Catalina Foothills (5A other sports) Douglas Empire (Appealed down from 5A; 3A other sports) Mica Mountain (New school) Palo Verde (3A other sports) Pueblo Rio Rico Sahuaro Walden Grove
3A CONFERENCE (3) Pusch Ridge Sabino Sahuarita (4A other sports)
2A CONFERENCE (8) Benson Bisbee Catalina (3A other sports) Santa Cruz Santa Rita Tanque Verde (3A other sports) Tombstone Willcox
1A CONFERENCE (4) Baboquivari San Manuel (1A all sports) St. David Valley Union