TXHSFB Gameday Mock Realignment: Class 4A Division II

Reg IReg IIReg IIIReg IV

Region I Notes:
4A Division II Region I is a relatively easy alignment to put into place. The West Texas region will most likely have two districts with Pecos, Monahans, Midland Greenwood, Snyder, Sweetwater and Seminole making up one district while Levelland, Estacado, Borger and Perryton create the other district. The region continues eastward with Vernon, Iowa Park, Graham, Mineral Wells and Bridgeport making up the Wichita Falls area district. The Red River Valley comes into the picture with Krum, Van Alstyne, Aubrey, Sanger and Celina.

Region II Notes:
Hovering the edge of the Southern DFW Metroplex along with Sunnyvale, Region II begins with Glen Rose, Godley, Venus and Ferris. East Texas will get three districts in Class 4A2 but whether all three go to Region II or one goes to Region III depends on what the UIL wants to do with the Waco area district. In our alignment, we have assigned all three East Texas districts to Region II. Geographically and logistics lean towards this possibility to help minimize the travel situation.

Region III Notes:
As we have done in most of our mock alignments, we have elected to go to a clockwise rotation or from east to west with the districts when it comes to the Southeast Texas regions. The Gold Triangle will have nine teams. In reality, there are no true surprises when it comes to Region III. The southern Houston area district with Bellville, Wharton and La Marque coming into a six team district. With Madisonville and Navasota sitting on a virtual island, someone with have the draw of making the long journey. We have elected to place the two with Giddings, Smithville and La Grange. The Waco area district should get assigned the final slot in Region III with Brenham and The Woodlands being your likely deep round playoff hubs for the region.

Region IV Notes:
The Region IV map has quite the quandary and there will be some very unhappy teams along the Coastal Bend and RGV areas. First things first, the highly expected assumption that the Austin district gets its own five team district with Austin Achieve joining the UIL ranks in the 2020 season. While it is not ideal, a four team district should be in the works with Wimberley, Geronimo Navarro, Gonzales and Cuero making up a district. The other assurance is a six-team South Texas district with teams that are very familiar with each other. With only three teams in the RGV, the map and alignment leads us to one possible outcome and it is rather unavoidable. Port Isabel, Rio Hondo and Raymondville are expected to make the trek northwards towards the Corpus Christi area for some district games. Whether they bite the bullet or try a neutral site option in Kingsville, Riviera or Falfurrias remains to be seen. The possible 175-mile one way trip for a district game between Port Isabel and Rockport-Fulton is a reality. Of course the UIL could throw us a huge curveball and give the RGV 4A2 schools the same treatment the El Paso 5A1 schools will likely get with a three-team district pairing.