AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas high schools have new football and basketball districts under new boundaries released Monday by the University Interscholastic League.
The UIL realigns districts every two years based on enrollment figures, which can lead to shuffling of teams and a breakup of longtime district rivals.
The districts take effect starting with the 2014 high school football season.
With Fort Bend Bush and Fort Bend Elkins dropping in class, the two biggest rivalries in the school district will not be played for two years, district officials stated via Twitter Monday morning. Bush will not play Fort Bend Travis, while Elkins will miss out on playing Fort Bend Hightower.
Most schools already knew where they would play because the UIL announced enrollment cutoff figures in December, but the final announcement often still bring a few surprises.
This year’s realignment includes reclassifying the largest schools as Class 6A. Schools now playing six-man football will move up to Class 1A.
A look at the enrollment figures and changes for each classification in Monday’s biennial University Interscholastic League realignment, which will cover the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
Numbers: 2,100 students and above; 245 schools
New schools: FW Young Women’s Leadership, Katy Tompkins
Up from old Class 4A: Amarillo, Buda Hays, CC Ray, Dallas Highland Park, Denton Guyer, Friendswood, Houston Milby, Houston Northbrook, Houston Reagan, Humble Summer Creek, Kyle Lehman, Leander Rouse, Lubbock Monterey, Mission, Montgomery, SA Northside Brennan, Northwest Nelson, Pearland Dawson, Schertz Clemens, Wolfforth Frenship.
Elevated by Request: Katy Tompkins
Numbers: 1,060 to 2,099 students; 253 schools
New schools: Donna North, Frisco Independence, Mission Sharyland Pioneer
Down from old Class 5A: Abilene Cooper, Brownsville Pace, Brownsville Porter, Bryan, A&M Consolidated, Donna, Eagle Pass Winn, EP Bel Air, Fort Bend Bush, Fort Bend Elkins, Grapevine, Houston Madison, Longview, Lufkin, Mansfield Timberview, McKinney, Mission Sharyland, PSJA, Rockwall-Heath, San Marcos, South Garland, Temple.
Up from old Class 3A: College Station, Frisco Lone Star, Houston Yates, Lubbock Cooper, Somerset.
Elevated by request/policy: Austin Eastside Memorial, EP Harmony Science, FW Dunbar, SA Fox Tech, SA Houston
Numbers: 465 to 1,059 students; 186 schools
Down from old Class 4A: Bay City, Beeville Jones, Dallas Carter, Dallas Lincoln, Dallas Pinkston, Freeport Brazosport, Houston Wheatley, Orange Little Cypress-Mauriceville, San Elizario.
Up from old Class 2A: Bushland, Comal Canyon Lake, Godley, Jourdanton, Lamesa, Salado, Tatum.
Elevated by request/policy: Dallas Triple A Academy, Uplift Summit Intl Prep, Uplift Hampton Prep.
Numbers: 220 to 464 students; 214 schools
Down from old Class 3A: Amarillo River Road, Buna, Glen Rose, Hillsboro, Lyford, Mineola, Pollok Central, Presidio, Rockdale, Shallowater, West
Up from old Class 1A: Georgetown Gateway, Jewett Leon, Laredo Harmony Science Academy, Monte Alto, Premont, San Angelo TLC Academy, SA Harmony Science
Numbers: 105 to 219 students; 204 schools
New schools: Brownsville Harmony Science Academy, Garland Alpha Charter, Port Arthur Bob Hope, Waco Harmony Science Academy
Down from old Class 2A: Abernathy, Alvord, Anderson-Shiro, Anthony, Bells, Bogata Rivercrest, Boys Ranch, Canadian, Centerville, Clarksville, Como-Pickton, Crawford, Floydada, Gladewater Union Grove, Groveton, Hamilton, Hawkins, Hawley, Johnson City LBJ, Moody, Olton, Ore City, Refugio, Riesel, Riviera Kaufer, Rosebud-Lott, SA Hawkins, Schulenburg, Tolar.
Up from old Class 1A: CC London, Frost, Fruitvale, Roscoe Collegiate
Numbers: Below 105 students; 19 schools playing 11-man football; 140 six-man football schools; 209 basketball schools
New schools: Gholson, Tioga