While we may be months away from High School football, February 1st is an important day in the State of Texas, as the University Interscholastic League (UIL) releases the new alignments for all high school sports.
While football takes a chunk of the spotlight, all sports are touched by the realignment. Here in the Sun City, the biggest change is in the 1-5A and 2-5A Districts.
As seen in the last realignment, the large schools are in division one, while the smaller 5-A schools are now split into two districts within 2-5A. Additionally in this round, El Dorado drops from 6A to join the large schools in 1-5A
These new alignments are good for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school years.
1-A | Division Two |District 5 (Six-Man Football)
Imperial Buena Vista
2-A |Division Two |District 1
3-A | Division One | District 1
3-A | Division Two | District 1
Big Lake Reagan Co.
4-A | Division One | District 1
5-A | Division One | District 1
5-A | Division Two | District 1
5-A | Division Two | District 2
6-A | Divison One | District 1
As for the school population cut-off numbers, below is a breakdown, along with the number of schools in each division, courtesy UIL.
UIL Reclassification and Realignment | Conference Cutoff Numbers
6A 2190 and above: 254 schools (Basketball); 252 schools (Football)
5A 1150 – 2189: 253 schools (Basketball); 252 schools (Football)
4A 505 – 1149: 189 schools (Basketball); 182 schools (Football)
3A 225 – 504: 232 schools (Basketball); 211 schools (Football)
2A 105 – 224: 198 schools (Basketball); 187 schools (Football)
1A 104.9 and below: 212 schools (Basketball); 142 schools (Football)