Many Evangel fans have longed to face against the best competition and now that day has finally come. During the LHSAA’s reclassification meeting on Wednesday, Evangel filed paperwork and will now play in Division 1-5A for the regular season only!

The Eagles will still split into the Division I playoffs.

According to the Shreveport Times, Evangel head coach Byron Dawson is excited to face the likes of Byrd, Haughton, Airline, Parkway, Shreve and Southwood.

Also joining Evangel in moving up classes are the Bossier Bearkats who move up to District 1-4A, increased enrollment allowed Bossier to move up. Loyola who played in 1-4A this past season, moves back down to 3A. And, Homer moves down to 1A.