Bluffton and Beaufort high schools haven't met on the football field since 2005.
They will have no choice but to break that streak next year.
The schools will be paired together as part of a 2012-14 realignment proposal from the S.C. High School League, the governing body for high school sports in the state. The region proposal was sent to public schools Monday, nearly three months after each school learned its classification.
Beaufort High and Bluffton will be part of a Class 4-A region that also includes Ashley Ridge, Colleton County, Fort Dorchester and Summerville.
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Each school has until Aug. 12 to appeal its region assignment, according to an email the organization sent its high schools Monday.
Bluffton's move means it will be separated from Bridge Bowl rival Hilton Head High, which learned in May it would remain in Class 3-A. The Seahawks will have a new host of region opponents when the realignment takes place next school year. The Seahawks and Berkeley were the lone schools to remain in a region that also will include Hanahan, James Island, Orangeburg-Wilkinson and Stall.
Battery Creek will be paired with Ridgeland High School after both schools moved to Class 2-A. They will compete against Academic Magnet, Bishop England, Burke, Garrett, North Charleston and Woodland in an eight-team region. Battery Creek is finishing up its last year in Class 3-A this year, while the Jaguars have one year remaining in Class 1-A.
Hardeeville and Whale Branch high schools stayed in Class 1-A, where they will be joined in Region 5 by Allendale-Fairfax, Bethune-Bowman, Branchville, Denmark-Olar, and Estill.
Region 1 -- Easley, Greenwood, Hillcrest, JL Mann, Laurens, TL Hanna, Westside, Woodmont
Region 2 -- Boiling Springs, Byrnes, Dorman, Gaffney, Mauldin, Riverside, Spartanburg, Wade Hampton
Region 3 -- Clover, Fort Mill, Lancaster, Nation Ford, Northwestern, Rock Hill, South Pointe, York
Region 4 -- Blythewood, Irmo, Lugoff-Elgin, Richland Northeast, Ridge View, Spring Valley
Region 5 -- Aiken, Dutch Fork, Lexington, North Augusta, South Aiken, White Knoll
Region 6 -- Carolina Forest, Conway, South Florence, Sumter, West Florence
Region 7 -- Cane Bay, Goose Creek, Stratford, Wando, West Ashley
Region 8 -- Ashley Ridge, Beaufort High, Bluffton, Colleton County, Fort Dorchester, Summerville
Region 1 -- Belton Honea-Path, Daniel, Emerald, Palmetto, Seneca, Walhalla, West-Oak, Wren
Region 2 -- Berea, Blue Ridge, Eastside, Greenville, Greer, Pickens, Southside, Travelers Rest
Region 3 -- Broome, Chapman, Chester, Clinton, Union County, Woodruff
Region 4 -- A.C. Flora, Camden, Chapin, Dreher, Lower Richland, Westwood
Region 5 -- Airport, Brookland-Cayce, Gilbert, Midland Valley, Strom Thurmond, Swansea
Region 6 -- Crestwood, Darlington, Hartsville, Lakewood, Manning, Marlboro County
Region 7 -- Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, St. James, Wilson
Region 8 -- Berkeley, Hanahan, Hilton Head High, James Island, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Stall
Region 1 -- Blacksburg, Carolina, Chesnee, Crescent, Landrum, Liberty, Pendleton, Powdersville
Region 2 -- Abbeville, Batesburg-Leesville, Mid-Carolina, Newberry, Ninety-Six, Saluda
Region 3 -- Columbia, Eau Claire, Fairfield Central, Keenan, North Central, Pelion
Region 4 -- Andrew Jackson, Buford, Central, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Indian Land
Region 5 -- Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Barnwell, Calhoun County, Edisto, Silver Bluff, Wade Hampton
Region 6 -- Academic Magnet, Battery Creek, Bishop England, Burke, Garrett, North Charleston, Ridgeland, Woodland
Region 7 -- Andrews, Kingstree, Lake City, Lake Marion, Lee Central, Timberland
Region 8 -- Aynor, Dillon, Loris, Marion, Mullins, Waccamaw
(*Schools without football)
Region 1 -- Calhoun Falls, Dixie, McCormick, *Tamassee-Salem, Ware Shoals, Whitmire (except for football)
Region 2 -- *Brashier Middle College, Christ Church, *Greenville Charter, *Greer Middle College, *S.C.S.D.B., Southside Christian, St. Joseph's, Whitmire (football only)
Region 3 -- CA Johnson, *Governor's School for Math & Science, Great Falls, Lamar, Lewisville, McBee
Region 4 -- Blackville--Hilda, Fox Creek, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, North, Ridge Spring-Monetta, Wagener-Salley, Williston-Elko
Region 5 -- Allendale-Fairfax, Bethune-Bowman, Branchville, Denmark-Olar, Estill, Hardeeville, Whale Branch
Region 6 -- Baptist Hill, *Charleston Charter, Cross, Lincoln, Military Magnet, St. John's
Region 7 -- CE Murray, Carvers Bay, East Clarendon, Hemingway, Scott's Branch, Timmonsville
Region 8 -- Creek Bridge, Green Sea-Floyds, Hannah-Pamplico, Johnsonville, Lake View, Latta