Southern Athletic Conference of Indiana

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Location of the Southern Athletic Conference within Indiana

The Southern Athletic Conference is an IHSAA-sanctioned athletic located within Clark, Harrison, and Jackson Counties in South Central Indiana. The conference began in 1974 as a four school conference, and grew to eight members within five years as other local conferences disbanded. The conference has lost two schools in the years since; both left for the Mid-Southern Conference. The Southern also had schools that had dual membership in other conferences at the same time, though by 1986, all of these schools entered full membership with a sole conference.


School Location Mascot Colors Enrollment IHSAA Class County Year Joined Previous Conference
Borden* Borden Braves       228 A 10
1974 Lost River
Crothersville* Crothersville Tigers     180 A 36
1974 Mid-Hoosier
Henryville Henryville Hornets       347 AA 10
1977 Lost River
Lanesville Lanesville Eagles     237 A 31
1979 Blue River
Mustangs       273 A 10
1974 Dixie-Monon
South Central
Elizabeth Rebels     277 A 31
1979 Blue River
  • Borden played in both the SAC and the LRC for the 1974–75 season before leaving the LRC in 1975. Crothersville played in both the SAC and the MHC from 1974 to 1983.

Former members[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference Joined
Austin* Austin Eagles     72
1974 Mid-Southern 1986 Mid-Southern
Eastern (Pekin)* New Pekin Musketeers       88
1975 Lost River 2003 Mid-Southern
  • Austin played concurrently in the SAC and MSC during its entire tenure in the Southern. Eastern had dual membership in the SAC and LRC from 1975 to 1977, when the LRC disbanded.