The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released this and next year’s football Districts and Class 5A groups. This is the first time socioeconomic factors were used for classifications.
Among Metro teams; Cedar Falls and Waterloo West will both be in 5A Groupings.
Cedar Falls’ group includes Pleasant Valley, Linn-Mar, Dubuque Senior, Davenport West and Muscatine.
Waterloo West’s group includes West Des Moines Valley, Northwest Waukee, Ames, Marshalltown and Ottumwa.
Waterloo East is in Class 4A District-2 with Western Dubuque, Decorah, Mason City and Waverly-Shell Rock.
And Waterloo Columbus is in Class 1A District-4 with Alburnette, West Marshall, Grundy Center, Hudson and South Hardin.