The Florida High School Athletic Association finalized its proposed district realignment for the next two football seasons Friday.
After a month-long appeals process, only a few changes were made to the original proposed breakdown.
As originally slated, defending state champions Miami Booker T. Washington and Fort Lauderdale University School will play in Class 4A.
Defending Class 6A state champion Miami Central, however, will remain in that classification after originally being placed in Class 7A — a move that could have put it on a collision course with defending 7A champ Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Central will be part of a new seven-team District 16-6A that includes Miami Northwestern, Miami Carol City, Miami Norland, Homestead, Miami Belen Jesuit and Hialeah-Miami Lakes.
Hallandale and Southwest Ranches Archbishop McCarthy will move to District 15-6A, an eight-team group that also includes Fort Lauderdale Dillard, Pembroke Pines Charter, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan, Coconut Creek, Boynton Beach and Riviera Beach Suncoast.
North Miami Beach, Reagan/Doral, Miami Beach, South Miami, Southridge Miami and Miami Sunset will all be playing in Class 8A.
11-8A: Coral Springs, Coral Glades, Deerfield Beach, Douglas, Monarch, Piper, South Plantation, Taravella; 12-8A: Cooper City, Cypress Bay, Everglades, Flanagan, McArthur, Miramar, Western. 13-8A: Dr. Krop, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Reagan; 14-8A: Columbus, Coral Gables, Miami High, Miami Beach, Coral Park, South Miami; 15-8A: Braddock, Ferguson, Sunset, Southwest, Varela; 16-8A: Coral Reef, Killian, Palmetto, Southridge, South Dade.
14-7A: Boyd Anderson, Fort Lauderdale, Northeast; 15-7A: Hollywood Hills, Nova, Plantation, South Broward, St. Thomas Aquinas; 16-7A: American, Mater Academy, Miami Springs, Westland Hialeah.
15-6A: Archbishop McCarthy, Boynton Beach, Coconut Creek, Dillard, Hallandale, Pines Charter, Stranahan, Suncoast; 16-6A: Belen Jesuit, Hialeah Miami Lakes, Homestead, Carol City, Central, Norland, Northwestern.
15-5A: Plantation American Heritage, Cardinal Gibbons, Key West, Jackson, Pompano Beach.
7-4A: Belle Glade Glades Central, Riviera Beach Inlet Grove, North Broward Prep, Somerset Academy, University School; 8-4A: Gulliver Prep, Edison, Monsignor Pace, Booker T. Washington.
8-3A: Archbishop Carroll, Chaminade-Madonna, Westminster Christian.
8-2A: Barrington Christian, Champagnat Catholic, Coral Springs Christian, Dade Christian, Highlands Christian.
Independents: Archbishop Curley, Blanche Ely, Calvary Christian, Coral Shores, Coral Springs Charter, Doral Academy, Florida Christian, Goleman, Hillel, Immaculata-La Salle, Keys Gate Charter, Marathon, Miami Country Day, Mourning, Northwest Christian, Palmer Trinity, Pine Crest, Princeton Christian, Ransom Everglades, South Florida HEAT, West Broward, Westminster Academy, Zion Lutheran.
• District 16-5A final — Coral Reef 1, South Dade 1 (2OT CR wins by PK 4-3): Sophomore goalkeeper Diego Gaitan made a valiant effort stopping two penalty kicks as Coral Reef won the district final at Tropical Park on Friday.
The score was 1-1 and it all came down to penalty kicks after going through a scoreless double overtime.
Miles Whiting scored for Coral Reef, and Humberto Blanco scored for South Dade.