NORTH PLATTE, Neb-- Per Nebraska School Activities association classification rules set into place this year, each school sport will now be classified by number of total girls or boys enrolled in that school.
As a result, North Platte High volleyball is dropping to class B in volleyball after falling just two girls short of the total number needed for a class A classification.
Class B may take a little bit more effort to get to state. Class B requires a sub-district before they play in districts which adds an extra game late in the season.
If the Lady Bulldogs do make it to state they may have to face an Omaha Skutt team that is fresh off their third state title in as many years and also ranked in the top five nationally.
With all that new, head coach Laura Miller says it's 'business as usual.'
"Our schedule isn't going to change at this point in time. You know, it's a tough schedule with a mix of class A schools and class B schools and a couple of class c-1 schools. Nobody is really going to know much of a difference."
The Lady Bulldogs will open up their season on August 24th at the Bellevue West Invitational.