Posted: Monday, 20 August 2012 7:36AM
Winona High and Cotter Moving Up a Class
The high school football landscape will be changing this fall in the state of Minnesota with the addition of another class of playoffs. A new 6A class has been added for the 31 biggest schools in Minnesota plus Cretin-Durham Hall, which elected to play up a class. Adding an extra class has also moved other schools around in the classes including Winona High and Cotter. Winona High has moved from Class 4A to Class 5A and will play in a section with Rochester Mayo, Rochester Century, Rochester John Marshall, Owatonna and Faribault.
Cotter is moving from Class 2A to Class 3A and will play with the likes of Plainview-Elgin-Millville, Lake City, La Crescent, Pine Island, Rochester Lourdes, Stewartville, and Zumbrota-Mazeppa. Cotter is in a co-op with Hope Lutheran for football and their combined enrollment of 346 moved them up to Class 3A. Without Hope Lutheran’s enrollment, the Ramblers would have stayed in Class 2A.
Winona High opens the season at Chaska on August 30th while Cotter plays at Lake City on August 31st.