According to the draft alignment, which would take affect in the 2008-09 school year, Trigg County would be bumped up to Class 2A in both cross country and track and field. Honestly, that's not a good thing.
Trigg County jumped to Class 2A in football in 2001. Kentucky doesn't class sports such as baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. However, Trigg County exceeded the enrollment size for the All-A Tournament last year and was not eligible for the small school tournament for the first time since it was created in 1990. That means Trigg County is no longer in Class A in any sport.
The jump to Class 2A in cross country means Trigg County would compete against stout programs such as Calloway County, Muhlenberg South, Muhlenberg North, and Webster County. Trigg County was bumped to 2A for a short time in the late 1990s before dropping back to 1A.
The news is even worse in track and field where Trigg County would compete with Hopkinsville and track juggernaut Paducah Tilghman, who have won nearly every state title in boys and girls track in dominant fashion this decade.
The cutoff line for the switch in classes was an average of 601 students in the top four grades the past four years. Trigg County's average was 614 students, which makes them the fourth smallest school in Class 2A. They are unlikely to ever drop to 1A again in any sport unless enrollment cutoffs are changed.
Hopkinsville also makes the drop from Class 3A to Class 2A.