Seven of the 17 schools inside the Fort Ancient Valley Conference will leave to form a new conference beginning in the 2012 season, according to the Community Press Recorder.
Anderson, Glen Este, Kings, Loveland, Milford, Turpin, and Walnut Hills High Schools will all be leaving the FAVC conference to form a yet to be named conference after next year.
The new conference will set up more natural rivals and create some annual matchups against schools close in proximity.
"By history, purpose, and proximity we already share a very deep sense of community and we believe our new league will allow our programs and our students to reach new levels of excellence," Milford AD Mark Trout said in a press release. "We wish the Fort Ancient Valley Conference the very best."
In addition, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Wilmington High School has announced it will also leave the conference following the 2011-12 school year.
The moves leave Edgewood, Harrison, Little Miami, Mount Healthy, Northwest, Norwood, Ross, Talawanda, and Winton Woods remaining in the FAVC conference which is currently set up in three divisions in football.
It is unclear at this point whether or not the FAVC will add new schools or how it will realign.
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