UIL announces high school district alignment changes

- The school of hard knocks builds tough high school football programs and with Thursday’s bi-annual UIL realignments some will have to go great lengths for a win.

Powerhouse Euless Trinity High School will put in some miles for district games -- San Angelo, for one, is a 500-mile roundtrip.

"Typically we're grouped with school within 15 to 20 minutes of us,” said MIKE FIELDER, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD athletic director.

Gas up the bus and go was the no pain, no gain reaction of some schools.

"Travel has never been a concern to us out here,” said Brent McCallie, San Angelo ISD Athletic Director. “We don't like to travel too far, but again, travel is not that big of a deal."

San Angelo is no stranger to North Texas, having played several games here in recent years.

“We played multiple games with Byron Nelson we played 2 or 3 times, in the playoffs last fall we were in Mansfield,” McCallie said.

Districts have learned to expect anything with a UIL realignment. For the next two years, schools in Mesquite paired up with Longview. Granbury basketball was put in the same district as teams in Wichita Falls.

But for most, a good locker room pep talk is how to make the best of it and go for the win.

"It'll be fun, new competition, new teams, new experience,” Fielder said.

The University Interscholastic League realigns districts every two years to adjust for population changes. Cities grow, new schools open and that all affects which teams will be in which districts.

Some longtime rivals were disrupted, but new ones could be formed. The changes also mean some schools could have much tougher schedules and others could get easier.

Prosper High School, for example, is one of the fastest growing schools in the state. It moved up to the largest classification -- Class 6A from its current 5A.  It was moved into the same district as Allen High School, the defending Class 6A Division I football state champions, along with schools from Plano and McKinney.

CLASS 6A 

Region I 

District 3-6A
Abilene
Euless Trinity
Haltom City
Hurst L.D. Bell
Richland
San Angelo Central
Weatherford 

District 4-6A
Arlington
Arlington Bowie
Arlington Houston
Arlington Lamar
Arlington Martin
FW Paschal
FW Trimble Tech
FW Young Men's Leadership Academy+
FW Young Women's Leadership*
North Crowley
+Boys basketball only
*Girls basketball only 

District 5-6A
Denton Guyer
Keller
Keller Central
Keller Fossil Ridge
Keller Timber Creek
Northwest Eaton
TC Byron Nelson
Southlake Carroll 

District 6-6A
Coppell
Irving
Irving MacArthur
Irving Nimitz
Lewisville
Flower Mound
Hebron
Flower Mound Marcus 

District 7-6A
Cedar Hill
DeSoto
Grand Prairie
Mansfield
Mansfield Lake Ridge
Mansfield Summit
South Grand Prairie
Waxahachie 

District 8-6A
Molina
Skyline
W.T. White
Duncanville
Richardson
Richardson Berkner
Lake Highlands
Richardson Pearce

Region II 

District 9-6A
Allen
Jesuit
McKinney
McKinney Boyd
Plano
Plano East
Plano West
Prosper 

District 10-6A
Garland
Garland Lakeview Centennial
Garland Naaman Forest
Rowlett
Sachse
North Garland
South Garland
Wylie 

District 11-6A
Longview
Mesquite
Mesquite Horn
North Mesquite
Rockwall
Rockwall-Heath
Tyler Lee

CLASS 5A DIVISION I 

Region I 

District 4-5A
Carrollton Creekview
Carrollton Neuman Smith
Carrollton R.L. Turner
Colleyville Heritage
Denton
Denton Ryan
Grapevine
Birdville  

Region II 

District 5-5A
Frisco Centennial
Frisco Heritage
Frisco Independence
Frisco Liberty
Frisco Lone Star
Frisco Wakeland
The Colony
Little Elm 

District 6-5A
Bryan Adams
Highland Park
Samuell
Sunset
Woodrow Wilson
Lancaster
Mansfield Legacy
Mansfield Timberview  

District 7-5A
McKinney North
Mesquite Poteet
Sherman
Texarkana Texas
Tyler
West Mesquite
Wylie East

CLASS 5A DIVISION II 

Region I

District 4-5A
FW Carter-Riverside
FW Eastern Hills
FW North Side
FW Polytechnic
FW Southwest
FW Wyatt
Justin Northwest

Region II  

District 5-5A
Aledo
Arlington Seguin
Burleson
Burleson Centennial
Cleburne
Evarman
Joshua
Midlothian
Waco University 

District 6-5A
Adamson
Conrad
Kimball
Red Oak
Seagoville
South Oak Cliff
Spruce
Thomas Jefferson 

District 7-5A
Denison
Denton Braswell
Frisco
Frisco Lebanon Trail
Frisco Memorial
Frisco Reedy
Lake Dallas
Lovejoy
Princeton 

District 8-5A
Corsicana
Ennis
Forney
Greenville
Kaufman
North Forney
Royse City
Sulphur Springs
Terrell

For the full list, click here.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In - includes advertiser stories