We have been invited and approved to join a new Athletic Conference – the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Football (due to other schools 2-year contracts) won’t join officially until the 2021 season The other athletic teams(JH & HS) will start membership next year. The schools include; Leetonia, Lisbon, East Palestine, Columbiana, United, Wellsville, and Southern (Local). We would be the 8th team in the league.
- Competition/Size of Schools – For football 4 of the teams are Div. 6 and 4 are Div. 7 (including us). In the PTC there were only 6 football teams; We were the only Div. 7 school and there are 4 Div. 5 and 1 Div. 6 schools. For basketball and other sports the EOAC we also are more evenly matched with schools our size and will be more competitive.
- Travel – The farthest school is 51 minutes away and most are within 30-40 minutes for travel
This is a very exciting turn of events for our Athletic Program.