The South Dakota High School Activities Association has released football classifications for 2017 and 2018 and some teams are on the move.

Class 11AAA and 11AA won't change over the next two seasons. Each class will keep nine teams in total.

Changes start in the 11A ranks where Little Wound and Tri-Valley will be moving from 11B to 11A. Canton and Sioux Falls Christian will move down into 11B. In total, Class 11A will keep 17 total teams.

The smaller classes of South Dakota football experience many changes. There are even a few schools that were 9-man teams that will be 11-man teams starting this fall. 9AA, 9A, and 9B have many of the schools shuffled from their previous classifications.

Here are the new classes for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Also included is where that team was previously placed. Teams that have moved have been bolded.

11AAA

  • Aberdeen Central
  • Brandon Valley
  • Rapid City Central
  • Rapid City Stevens
  • Sioux Falls Lincoln
  • Sioux Falls O'Gorman
  • Sioux Falls Roosevelt
  • Sioux Falls Washington
  • Watertown

11AA

  • Brookings
  • Douglas
  • Harrisburg
  • Huron
  • Mitchell
  • Pierre TF Riggs
  • Spearfish
  • Sturgis Brown
  • Yankton

11A

  • Bell Fourche
  • Cheyenne-Eagle Butte
  • Dakota Valley
  • Dell Rapids
  • Hot Springs
  • Lennox
  • Little Wound (11B)
  • Madison
  • Milbank Area
  • Pine Ridge
  • St. Francis
  • St. Thomas More
  • Tea Area
  • Todd County
  • Tri-Valley (11B)
  • Vermillion
  • West Central

11B

  • Aberdeen Roncalli
  • Bennett County
  • Beresford
  • Bridgewater-Emery
  • Canton (11A)
  • Chamberlain
  • Crow Creek
  • Custer
  • Elk Point-Jefferson
  • Flandreau
  • Groton Area
  • Lead-Deadwood
  • McCook Central/Montrose
  • McLaughlin (9AA)
  • Mobridge
  • Mount Vernon/Plankinton (9AA)
  • Red Cloud
  • Redfield/Doland
  • Sioux Falls Christian (11A)
  • Sioux Valley
  • Sisseton
  • Stanley County (9AA)
  • Wagner
  • Winner
  • Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central (9AA)

9AA

  • Arlington/Lake Preston
  • Baltic
  • Bon Homme
  • Dakota Hills
  • Deuel
  • Dupree (9B)
  • Elkton (9A)
  • Garretson
  • Great Plains Lutheran
  • Gregory
  • Hamlin (9B)
  • Hill City
  • Irene-Wakonda (9A)
  • Jones County/White River (11B)
  • Kimball/White Lake
  • Menno/Marion (9A)
  • Miller/Highmore-Harrold
  • North Border (Eureka/Bowdle/Leola/Frederick)
  • Parker (9A)
  • Parkston (11B)
  • Rapid City Christian
  • Tiospa Zina (Ineligible for playoffs due to enrollment. Should be 11B school)
  • Tri-State (9A)
  • Viborg-Hurley (9A)
  • Webster Area
  • Wolsey-Wessington

9A

  • Alcester-Hudson (9B)
  • Andes Central/Dakota Christian
  • Avon (9B)
  • Britton-Helga (9AA)
  • Canistota/Freeman (9AA. Freeman joins Canistota)
  • Chester (9AA)
  • Clark/Willow Lake (9AA)
  • Corsica-Stickney (9B)
  • De Smet (9B)
  • Deubrook (9AA)
  • Hanson
  • Herreid/Selby (9AA)
  • Howard (9B)
  • Ipswich/Edmunds Central (9AA)
  • Lemmon/McIntosh
  • Lower Brule (9B)
  • Lyman (9AA)
  • New Underwood
  • Newell
  • Oldham-Ramona/Rutland (9B)
  • Phillip
  • Platte-Geddes
  • Potter County
  • Timber Lake (9B)
  • Warner

9B

  • Bison
  • Burke/South Central
  • Castlewood (9A. Split from Estelline)
  • Centerville (returning)
  • Colman-Egan (9A)
  • Colome
  • Crazy Horse
  • Dell Rapids St. Mary's
  • Edgemont
  • Estelline (9A. Split from Castlewood)
  • Faith
  • Faulkton
  • Florence/Henry (9AA)
  • Gayville-Volin (9A)
  • Harding County
  • Hitchcock-Tulare
  • Iroquois (New)
  • Kadoka Area (9A)
  • Langford Area
  • Northwestern
  • Scotland (9A)
  • Sully Buttes (9A)
  • Sunshine Bible
  • Tripp-Delmont/Armour (9A)
  • Wall
  • Waverly-South Shore (9A)

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