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Osseo to Play AAAAA Football in New Section Assignments

Mar 29, 2017 07:00AM ● Published by Doug Erlien

Every two years, the Minnesota State High School League reassigns schools into sections based on school size.

Osseo football will drop down into Class AAAAA. The Orioles had opted to play up in football since the High School League created a class that included the top 32 teams in 2015. They won the championship in the first year of the new tournament.

The new assignments which are based on estimated school enrollments are for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.

Football:
Maple Grove stays in class AAAAAA Section 5 with Blaine, Centennial, Champlin Park, Coon Rapids, Forest Lake, Anoka and St. Michael-Albertville

Osseo moves to Class AAAAA, Section 6 with Elk River, Monticello, Rogers, Sauk Raids-Rice and St. Cloud Tech.

Basketball:
Maple Grove stays in Class AAAA Section 8 along with Brainerd, Buffalo, Elk River, Moorhead, Rogers, St. Cloud Tech and St. Michael-Albertville

Osseo remains in Class AAAA Section 5 with Centennial, Champlin Park, Irondale, Mounds View, Park Center, Roseville and Spring Lake Park.

Heritage Christian Academy remains in Class A Section 4 while perennial powers Minneapolis North and Maranatha Christian Academy move up a class to AA.

Hockey:
Both Maple Grove and Osseo remain in Class AA Section 5AA in boys hockey.
North Metro Stars girls hockey will participate in Class AA Section 6AA.

Alpine Skiing Boys and Girls:  
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class A Section 5.

Baseball:
Maple Grove will participate in Class AAAA Section 8.
Osseo will participate in Class AAAA Section 5.

Cross Country (Boys and Girls):
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.

Dance Team:
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AAA Section 2.

Golf (Boys and Girls):
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AAA Section 5.

Gymnastics:
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.

Lacrosse (Boys and Girls):
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Section 8.

Nordic Ski Racing (Boys and Girls):
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class A Section 5.

Boys Soccer:
Maple Grove will participate in Class AA Section 8. Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.

Girls Soccer:
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.

Girls Softball:
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.

Swimming and Diving (Boys and Girls):
Maple Grove will participate in Class AA Section 8.
Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.

Tennis (Boys and Girls):
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.

Track and Field (Boys and Girls):
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.

Volleyball:
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.

Wrestling:
Both Maple Grove and Osseo will participate in Class AA Section 5.  

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