Tuesday, the SIRR Conference announced on Twitter plans to realign divisions. The realignment will take place in the 2023-24 school year.
The Mississippi Division will become a 6-team division with Benton and West Frankfort joining Anna-Jonesboro, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville, and Nashville.
The Ohio Division will drop down to a 5-team division with Carterville joining Herrin, Murphysboro, Harrisburg, and Massac County.
The SIRR Conference approved divisional realignment, beginning 2023-24 school year. Mississippi Division will consist of A-Jonesboro, Benton, DuQuoin, Nashville, Pinckneyville, & W. Frankfort. Ohio Division will consist of Carterville, Harrisburg, Herrin, Massac Co., & Mboro.
— The SIRR Conference (@The_SIRR_Conf) April 6, 2021
According to multiple reports this past winter, there were talks of multiple schools looking to potentially start their a new conference. Carterville, Herrin, and Massac County were reportedly left out of those conversations.
The SIRR Conference is open to adding a 12th team but “it has to be the right fit” according to the Conference’s twitter account.