Reg IReg IIReg IIIReg IV
Region I Notes:
There will likely be only one four team district in Class 3A Division I and if that is the case, the placement will be out west. In opour alignment, Kermit, Lamesa, Brownfield and Denver City are the schools that get the honor of the four team district. With only three Panhandle teams in play, we have paired Muleshoe, Littlefield, Shallowater and Slaton to go northward. The other West Texas district that should be in play is one that goes from San Angelo to Early to Breckenridge. Brock, Paradise, Boyd, Ponder and Bowie should round Region I up with a five team district.
Region II Notes:
District 5 should be a Red River Valley district with Pottsboro, Whitesboro and Pilot Point being the main headliners. Three Dallas schools will most likely get Kemp, Eustace and Malakoff to create another six team district. Geographically making a five team East Texas district next to a seven team district is a very likely scenario. Putting New Boston to go south rather than west gives the Lions a partner with Queen City and Jefferson close by.
Region III Notes:
There are a number of ways the UIL could maneuver the Central Texas districts but the most likely outcome is giving Central Texas the District 9 & 10 slots. The Northern district (District 9) has Grandview, Whitney, Teague and Fairfield as the main attractions while the southern district gives you Cameron Yoe, Lorena, Troy, Rockdale and Caldwell. The last East Texas district aligns with District 11 next to an eight team Golden Triangle district that includes Hitchcock from Galveston County. This begs the question, traditionally, Hitchcock would go southwest but because of a logjam of teams in Region IV, they are most likely going east. Travel wise, the strain on Hitchcock going east, would be easier on them rather than doing the traditional southwest travel.
Region IV Notes:
One thing is for certain, there are a lot of of teams in Region IV but the map sets everything up quite nicely. The Gulf Coast district which includes Hempstead and Columbus forms an eight team district with Hallettsville, Vanderbilt Industrial, Palacios and Edna. District 14 includes parts of an Antonio, Austin and the Hill Country as Llano becomes the outsider team in the district i the northwest corner of the district map. In District 15, the most likely outcome features four South Texas schools joining four Coastal Bend teams. This is where the travel arrangements in South Texas start to become a little stressful and significant. There is also a recurring theme in this year’s realignment.. The Coastal Bend schools joining the Rio Grande Valley schools. The unavoidable alignment has Progreso and Lyford making long journeys northwards to the Coastal Bend.