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Major changes are coming to the Shore Conference's football divisions for the 2024 season.

The new divisions, announced Friday by the Shore Conference, aim to strike a balance between competition, school size, and geography with the divisions having a regionalized alignment. The patriotic division names have also been eschewed with the divisions returning to their old names, such as Class A North, etc.

There will still be seven divisions but one of them will have seven teams with New Egypt joining the conference for the 2024-2025 school year. The new divisions are Class A North, Class A South, Class B North, Class B South, Class C North, Class C South, and Class D North.

The American Division teams of 2023 - Red Bank Catholic, Donovan Catholic, Toms River North, Rumson-Fair Haven, Middletown South, and Wall - have been split between three new divisions. RBC, Rumson, and Middletown South now reside in Class A North while Donovan Catholic and Toms River North head to a Class A South division with mostly Ocean County teams. Five of those six teams finished the season ranked in the top six of the final Shore Sports Network Shore 16. Wall was the only American Division team to finish unranked and with a losing record. The Crimson Knights are aligned in Class C North.

Here is the full breakdown of the 2024 Shore Conference football divisions.

 

Class A North

Colts Neck

Long Branch

Marlboro

Middletown South

Red Bank Catholic

Rumson-Fair Haven

 

Class A South

Brick Memorial

Donovan Catholic

Howell

Jackson Memorial

Point Boro

Toms River North

 

Class B North

Freehold Boro

Freehold Township

Matawan

Middletown North

Ocean

Red Bank

 

Class B South

Brick

Central

Lacey

Toms River East

Toms River South

Southern

 

Class C North

Holmdel

Manalapan

Manasquan

Raritan

St. John Vianney

Wall

 

Class C South

Barnegat

Jackson Liberty

Lakewood

Pinelands

Point Beach

Manchester

New Egypt

 

Class D North

Asbury Park

Keansburg

Keyport

Monmouth

Neptune

Shore

 

 

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