WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — On Monday the University Interscholastic League will hold the district reclassification and realignment for 2020-2022.
You can watch the realignment by clicking here.
In an effort to assure schools athletic programs are all competing on an even playing field, the UIL realigns schools every two years.
Today was that day, the realignment taking effect in the next two school years.
Rider and Old High…..Unaffected in class 5a.
Boxes were opened at Region Nine Monday morning, sending football coaches scurrying to complete their schedules.
District 6-3A coaches were no exception as our Texoma teams saw two teams depart, and a new team join making it Texoma’s district to watch.
District 6-3A, Dii
Gone is Gunter and S&S consolidated. New is Valley View.
“I think we kind of thought Gunter was going to go back east which did happen but they left Callisburg for some reason. So, I thought we was gonna get Jacksboro or maybe even Millsap. So that was a surprise,” Henrietta Head Coach Byron West said.
“It’s a little bit unexpected you know. Not getting Jacksboro in a district was a shocker to us. But losing Gunter is a good thing. That doesn’t hurt anything,” City View Head Coach Rudy Hawkins said.
“I honestly thought we’d pick up Jacksboro. Maybe keep Nocona. But I thought Childress would come in. And Childress went the other way and Jacksboro went the other way. It worked out,” Holliday Head Coach Frank Johnson said.
District 3-4A – Division Two
This District Lost Aubrey Aad Krum While Adding Mineral Wells Which Fell into Division Two.
District 4-4A, Di
Arguably the biggest impact will be felt in class 2a for Texoma teams.
It also produces one of the most disappointing results for local fans.
Windthorst and Archer City being placed in separate districts despite being just a few miles apart and being intense rivals.
Quanah returns to a six-team all-Texoma District.
“We could have very easily stayed up in our old district, dropped Munday and just added Clarendon. But it looks like they decided to go with two five-team districts up there in the Panhandle. And that pushes us down into a six-team district with Seymour, Archer City, Munday, Electra and all those guys,” Quanah Head Coach Matt Garvin said.
“We had several teams come into our district. Quanah, Olney, Seymour and Munday cam into the district with us and Archer City. We were in the district with Santo and Ranger and they dropped out. And then Windthorst and Petrolia went west. So it’s a new district but teams we are familiar with,” Electra Head Coach Ryan Quillen Head Coach said.
District 6-2A, Dii
District 7-2A, Dii