A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN The AAC and NE8 The creation of the Northeast 8 Athletic Conference has created confusion with the All-American Conference. This breakdown explains which schools are playing in


NORTHEAST 8

Member schools are Girard, Hubbard, Jefferson, Lakeview, Niles, Poland, South Range and Struthers. The sports in its initial fall season include soccer, volleyball, tennis and golf. The league’s first football season will be in 2019.

ALL-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Seven of the Northeast 8 (all except South Range) left the AAC in every sport except football. Here are the schools and divisions broken down by sport.

FOOTBALL

Gold Tier — Austintown Fitch, Boardman, Lakeside Warren Harding.

Red Tier — Canfield, East, Howland, Niles and Poland.

White Tier — Edgewood, Hubbard, Jefferson, Lakeview, Niles, Poland and Struthers.

Blue Tier — Brookfield, Campbell, Champion, Girard, LaBrae, Liberty and Newton Falls.

BOYS SOCCER

Red Tier — Austintown Fitch, Boardman, Canfield, Howland, Lakeside and Warren Harding.

Blue Tier — Brookfield, Campbell, Champion, Crestview, Edgewood, LaBrae and Newton Falls.

GIRLS SOCCER

Red Tier — Austintown Fitch, Boardman, Canfield, Howland and Warren Harding.

Blue Tier — Brookfield, Champion, Crestview, Edgewood, LaBrae, Lakeside, Liberty and Newton Falls.

VOLLEYBALL

Red Tier — Austintown Fitch, Boardman, Canfield, East, Howland, Lakeside and Warren Harding.

Blue Tier — Brookfield, Campbell, Champion, Crestview, Edgewood, LaBrae, Liberty and Newton Falls.

Source: All-American Conference

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