Madison High School football is coming back east while the rest of its team sports are heading west in the fall according to the realignment issued by the IHSAA on Monday.

Madison football has spent the last two seasons mired in a tournament made up primarily of Evansville area schools. As a result, the Cubs opened sectional play in Evansville both years.

Now, Madison returns to the sectional it occupied for much of the previous decade. The Cubs join Columbus East, Connersville, East Central, Franklin County, Greenwood, Shelbyville and South Dearborn.

While football gets to return east, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball are moving west for the first time since 2007.

Madison will join an eight-team sectional which includes Brownstown Central, Charlestown, Corydon Central, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg and Silver Creek. The Cubs were aligned with most of those schools between 2002 and 2007. For the past six years, Madison was with a group that included Greensburg, Batesville, South Dearborn and Franklin County.

Madison's moves were the only significant realignments by area schools. Sectionals involving Shawe Memorial, Southwestern and Switzerland County remain unchanged in boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball.

The 2A boys and girls soccer sectionals remain the same with Batesville joining the Madison, East Central, Jennings County and South Dearborn.

The 1A boys soccer sectional also remains virtually the same with Austin joining Shawe, Southwestern, Switzerland County and Rising Sun.

The 1A girls soccer sectional changes slightly with defending state champion Providence moving up to 2A due to the success rule and Charlestown moving up on attendance. The new alignment is Southwestern, Switzerland County, Lawrenceburg, Oldenburg, Rising Sun and South Ripley.

The alignments will take effect with the 2013-14 school year and run for two years. Sectional hosts and regional alignments will be announced later.

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2013-14 & 2014-15

Sectional Alignment FOR

BOYS BASKETBALL, BASEBALL,

GIRLS BASKETBALL, SOFTBALL, VOLLEYBALL

Class 3A

Brownstown, Charlestown, Corydon, Madison, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg, Silver Creek

Class 2A

Austin, Milan, North Decatur, South Ripley, Southwestern, Switzerland Co.

Class A

Hauser, Jac-Cen-Del, Oldenburg, Rising Sun, Shawe, South Decatur

FOOTBALL

Class 4A

Columbus East, Connersville, East Central, Franklin Co., Greenwood, Madison, Shelbyville, South Dearborn

BOYS SOCCER

Class 2A

Batesville, East Central, Jennings Co., Madison, South Dearborn

Class 1A

Austin, Rising Sun, Shawe, Southwestern, Switzerland Co.

GIRLS SOCCER

Class 2A

Batesville, East Central, Jennings Co., Madison, South Dearborn

Class 1A

Lawrenceburg, Oldenburg, Rising Sun, South Ripley, Southwestern, Switzerland Co.