Alignment proposal to the UIL


11-man fan
My realignment proposal to the UIL (feasibility study)
For the past seven alignments I have created my own set of alignments with the idea of making things more fair for schools and resolving some of the chief complaints, those being disparity in size among the largest and smallest schools in each classification, and travel distance. I have taught in different functions at school districts including a district with multiple 5A schools (Now 6A), a 3A (Now 4A) district, three 2A (Now 3A) districts, and two 1A districts that played 6-man football. I have coached football and track, been a band director, directed one-act play, and coached various academic and debate teams, and feel that I have a unique insight into the various aspects of the classification process and the challenges these schools face.
Once again, I decided this time to follow the trends already being established by the UIL and I came up with a plan that divides division 1A as you have already done. In my proposal we would actually take this a step further. In class 1A we divide football into two divisions. This is actually a very good idea and helps to get rid of the disparity from top to bottom. There is no reason, however, to have this division in football and not extend it to basketball, spring sports, and academic events. The smaller schools really cannot compete against schools up to four times their size, not just in football, but also in basketball, track and field, One-act play, band, and academic events, and this would give many of them a shot at success for the first time. In addition, by having only one district for all sports, the experience of having real district rivalries is increased as well.
In my proposal division 1A follows what the UIL has already done. I have renamed the divisions within this as they should be; calling them 1A and 2A respectively. I have also added a division to the top end among the 11-man schools in order to end the disparity argument. Most of the districts have 5 to six members, which the UIL has already demonstrated that they are willing to use. The argument of distance is moot, as most schools will be able to play all of the same teams they have played previously, and will be able to choose more of the teams they play, unlike the unfortunate teams who had been placed into ten team districts in past alignments, especially those of West Texas who already had the furthest travel times of any schools in Texas.
The top six divisions all have a fairly even number of football-playing schools in them, filled out with schools that do not elect to play football, so there is no division with teams packed into districts like sardines, like those which in some cases exist currently and have existed in the past. With the schools being more even as to size, the necessity of two divisions within a classification is negated and a clear-cut winner in each classification can be crowned, although that will be left up to the coaches in those divisions as it is currently. In the 6-man divisions there are thirteen (2A) and fourteen (1A) football districts, and sixteen districts for all other activities.
The alignment took me approximately a week to complete in the afternoons after school each day, utilizing Google Earth (Which allows for far more accuracy than a pin in a map and string.) I am sure is by no means error free, but serves to prove the feasibility of such a plan.

180 Schools
1. El Paso Americas, El Paso Coronado, El Paso Franklin, El Paso Montwood
2. Midland, Midland Lee, Odessa, Odessa Permian, San Angelo Central, Wolfforth Frenship
3. Ft. Worth Paschal, Haltom City Haltom, Keller, Keller Central, Keller Timber Creek
4. Denton Guyer, Lewisville, Lewisville Flower Mound, Lewisville Hebron, Lewisville Marcus
5. Coppell, Euless Trinity, Hurst Bell, Northwest Nelson, Southlake Carroll
6. Arlington, Arlington Bowie, Arlington Houston, Arlington Lamar, Arlington Martin
7. De Soto, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, South Grand Prairie
8. Allen, McKinney, McKinney Boyd, Prosper, Wylie
9. Richardson, Richardson Berkner, Richardson Lake Highlands, Plano, Plano East, Plano West
10. Garland, Garland Rowlett, Garland Sasche, North Garland, Rockwall
11. Dallas Skyline, Irving, Irving MacArthur, Irving Nimitz, Mesquite, North Mesquite
12. Belton, Killeen, Killeen Ellison, Killeen Harker Heights, Killeen Shoemaker
13. Pflugerville Hendrickson, Round Rock, Round Rock Cedar Ridge, Round Rock McNeil, Round Rock Stony Point, Round Rock Westwood
14. Austin Akins, Austin Lake Travis, Austin Vandegrift, Austin Westlake, Buda Hays, Del Valle
15. Comal Canyon, Comal Smithson Valley, Converse Judson, Kyle Lehman, New Braunfels, Schertz Clemens
16. San Antonio Churchill, San Antonio Johnson, San Antonio Lee, San Antonio Madison, San Antonio Reagan, San Antonio Roosevelt
17. Northside Brandeis, Northside Clark, Northside Holmes, Northside Marshall, Northside O’Connor, Northside Taft
18. Northside Brennan, Northside Jay, Northside Stevens, Northside Warren, San Antonio East Central, South San Antonio
19. Houston Aldine, Houston Benjamin Davis, Houston MacArthur, Houston Nimitz, Spring, Spring DeKaney, Spring Westfield
20. Conroe, Conroe Oak Ridge, Conroe The Woodlands, Conroe The Woodlands College Park, Humble Atascocita, Humble Kingwood
21. Beaumont West Brook, Klein, Klein Cain, Klein Collins, Klein Forest, Klein Oak
22. Deer Park, Pasadena, Pasadena Dobie, Pasadena Memorial, Pasadena Rayburn, Pasadena South Houston
23. Cypress Creek, Cypress Fairbanks, Cypress Falls, Cypress Ridge, Jersey Village
24. Bridgeland, Cypress Lakes, Cypress Ranch, Cypress Springs, Cypress Woods, Langham Creek
25. Alief Elsik, Alief Hastings, Alief Taylor, Houston Memorial, Houston Northbrook
26. Houston Bellaire, Houston Chavez, Houston Lamar, Houston Math & Science, Houston Westside, Sheldon King
27. Katy, Katy Cinco Ranch, Katy Mayde Creek, Katy Morton Ranch, Katy Seven Lakes, Katy Taylor, Katy Tompkins
28. Fort Bend Clements, Fort Bend Dulles, Fort Bend Ridge Point, Fort Bend Travis, Pearland, Pearland Dawson
29. Alvin, Clute Brazoswood, Dickinson, League City Clear Falls, League City Clear Springs, Richmond George Ranch
30. Del Rio, Laredo Alexander, Laredo Johnson, Laredo United, Laredo United South
31. Edinburg Economedes, Edinburg North, La Joya, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, Weslaco
32. Brownsville Hanna, Harlingen, Los Fresnos, San Benito

180 Schools
1. El Paso Bel Air, El Paso Chapin, El Paso Del Valle, El Paso Eastlake, El Paso Eastwood, El Paso El Dorado, El Paso Pebble Hills, El Paso Socorro
2. Amarillo, Amarillo Caprock, Amarillo Palo Duro, Amarillo Tascosa
3. Abilene, Abilene Cooper, Lubbock, Lubbock Coronado, Lubbock Monterey
4. Ft. Worth Boswell, Ft. Worth Chisholm Trail, Granbury, Saginaw, Weatherford, White Settlement Brewer
5. Crowley, Ft. Worth Arlington Heights, Ft. Worth South Hills, North Crowley, North Richland Hills Birdville, North Richland Hills Richland
6. Azle, Colleyville Heritage, Dallas Highland Park, Grapevine, Keller Fossil Ridge, Northwest Eaton
7. Denton, Denton Ryan, Lewisville The Colony, Little Elm, McKinney North, Sherman
8. Frisco Centennial, Frisco Heritage, Frisco Independence, Frisco Liberty, Frisco Lone Star, Frisco Wakeland
9. Carrollton Creekview, Carrollton Smith, Carrollton Turner,^ Dallas Jesuit, Richardson Pearce, Wylie East
10. Dallas Adams, Dallas Molina, Dallas Samuell, Dallas Sunset, Dallas White, Dallas Wilson
11. Garland Lakeview Centennial, Garland Naaman Forest, Mesquite Horn, Rockwall-Heath, South Garland, West Mesquite
12. Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Mansfield Lake Ridge, Mansfield Legacy, Mansfield Summit, Mansfield Timberview
13. Copperas Cove, Temple, Waco, Waco Midway, Waxahachie
14. Longview, Lufkin, Texarkana Texas, Tyler John Tyler, Tyler Lee
15. Cedar Park, Cedar Park Vista Ridge, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Leander Rouse
16. Austin, Austin Anderson, Austin Johnson, Dripping Springs, Pflugerville, Pflugerville Connally
17. Cibolo Steele, Northside Harlan, San Antonio MacArthur, San Antonio Wagner, San Marcos, Seguin
18. San Antonio Harlandale, San Antonio Highlands, San Antonio Jefferson, San Antonio Lanier, San Antonio Southwest, San Antonio Southwest Legacy
19. Bryan, College Station, Magnolia, Magnolia West, Manor
20. Cypress Park, Richmond Foster, Rosenberg Terry, Tomball, Tomball Memorial, Waller
21. Alvin Shadow Creek, Houston Austin, Houston Heights, ^Houston Strake Jesuit, Houston Westbury, Houston Wisdom
22. Conroe Caney Creek, Houston Eisenhower, Houston Spring Woods, Houston Stratford, Willis
23. Humble, Humble Kingwood Park, Humble Summer Creek, New Caney, New Caney Porter
24. Baytown Goose Creek Memorial, Baytown Sterling, Galena Park, La Porte, Port Arthur
25. Angleton, Fort Bend Austin, Fort Bend Bush, Fort Bend Elkins, Fort Bend Hightower, Fort Bend Kempner
26. Friendswood, Friendswood Clear Brook, Galveston Ball, Houston Clear Lake, League City Clear Creek, Texas City
27. Corpus Christi Flour Bluff, Corpus Christi Ray, Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial, Victoria East, Victoria West
28. Eagle Pass, Eagle Pass Winn, Laredo Martin, Laredo Nixon
29. Edinburg, Edinburg Vela, La Joya Palm View, Mission, Mission Veterans Memorial, Rio Grande City
30. Donna, Donna North, McAllen, McAllen Memorial, McAllen Rowe
31. Harlingen South, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo North, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest, Weslaco East
32. Brownsville Lopez, Brownsville Pace, Brownsville Porter, Brownsville Rivera, Brownsville Veterans Memorial
^= boys only

182 Schools (181 playing football)
1. El Paso, El Paso Andress, El Paso Austin, El Paso Bowie, El Paso Burges, El Paso Irvin, El Paso Jefferson
2. Canutillo, Clint Horizon, El Paso Hanks, El Paso Parkland, El Paso Riverside, El Paso Ysleta, San Elizario
3. Canyon, Canyon Randall, Dumas, Hereford, Plainview
4. Abilene Wylie, Andrews, Big Spring, Lubbock Cooper, San Angelo Lake View
5. Decatur, Ft. Worth Northwest, Lake Dallas, Wichita Falls, Wichita Falls Rider
6. Aledo, Ft. Worth Carter-Riverside, Ft. Worth Eastern Hills, Ft. Worth North Side, River Oaks Castleberry
7. Everman, Ft. Worth Polytechnic, Ft. Worth Southwest, Ft. Worth Trimble Tech, Ft. Worth Wyatt
8. Alvarado, Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Cleburne, Joshua, Stephenville
9. Denton Braswell, Frisco, Frisco Lebanon Trail, Frisco Memorial, Frisco Reedy
10. Denison, Greenville, Princeton, Royse City, Sulphur Springs
11. Dallas Adamson, Dallas Conrad, Dallas Hillcrest, Dallas Jefferson, Lucas Lovejoy, North Dallas
12. Dallas Carter, Dallas Kimball, Dallas Seagoville, Dallas South Oak Cliff, Dallas Spruce, *Oak Cliff Faith Family Acad.
13. Arlington Seguin, Corsicana, Ennis, Mabank, Midlothian, Red Oak
14. Crandall, Forney, Kaufman, Mesquite Poteet, North Forney, Terrell
15. Hallsville, Kilgore, Longview Pine Tree, Marshall, Mount Pleasant
16. Jacksonville, Lindale, Nacogdoches, Tyler Chapel Hill, Whitehouse
17. Georgetown East View, Leander Glenn, Liberty Hill, Marble Falls, Waco University
18. Austin Crockett, Austin Lanier, Austin McCallum, Austin Reagan, Austin Travis, Pflugerville Weiss
19. Bastrop, Bastrop Cedar Creek, Brenham, Elgin, Katy Paetow, Taylor
20. Comal Canyon Lake, El Campo, Judson Veterans Memorial, Lockhart, San Antonio Alamo Heights, San Antonio McCollum
21. San Antonio Brackenridge, San Antonio Burbank, San Antonio Edison, San Antonio Houston, San Antonio Kennedy, San Antonio Memorial
22. Boerne, Boerne Champion, Castroville Medina Valley, Kerrville Tivy, Somerset, Uvalde
23. Beeville Jones, Floresville, La Vernia, Port Lavaca Calhoun, San Antonio Southside
24. Bryan Rudder, College Station, College Station A&M Consolidated, Huntsville, Livingston, Montgomery, Montgomery Lake Creek
25. Beaumont Central, Beaumont Ozen, Lumberton, Nederland, Port Neches-Groves, Vidor
26. Cleveland, Conroe Grand Oaks, Crosby, Dayton, Huffman-Hargrave, Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill, Splendora
27. Baytown Lee, Houston Furr, Houston Milby, Houston North Forest, Houston Northside, Houston Waltrip
28. Fort Bend Willowridge, Houston Madison, Houston Marshall, Houston Sharpstown, Houston Sterling, Stafford
29. Freeport Brazosport, Lamar Fulshear, Manvel, Needville, Rosenberg Lamar, Santa Fe
30. Corpus Christi Calallen, Corpus Christi Carroll, Corpus Christi King, Corpus Christi Miller, Corpus Christi Moody, Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway, Gregory-Portland
31. Alice, Hidalgo Early College, Laredo Cigarroa, Rio Grande City Grulla, Roma
32. Edcouch-Elsa, Mercedes, Mission Sharyland, Mission Sharyland Pioneer, Pharr Valley View

*= no football

191 (181 playing football)
1. Clint, Clint Mountain View, Fabens, Fort Stockton, Pecos, *Presidio
2. Borger, Bushland, Dalhart, Pampa, Perryton
3. Brownfield, Denver City, Levelland, Lubbock Estacado, Seminole
4. Lamesa, Midland Greenwood, Monahans, Snyder, Sweetwater
5. Bowie, Burkburnett, Iowa Park, Vernon, Wichita Falls Hirshi
6. Bridgeport, Graham, Lake Worth, Mineral Wells, Springtown
7. Argyle, Carrollton Ranchview, Gainesville, Krum, Sanger, Whitesboro
8. Ft. Worth Benbrook, Ft. Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis, Ft. Worth Dunbar, Ft. Worth Western Hills, Kennedale, *Uplift Hampton Prep, *Uplift North Hills Prep, *Uplift Summit International Prep, * Uplift Williams Prep
9. Anna, Aubrey, Celina, Farmersville, Melissa, Van Alstyne
10. Dallas Hutchins, Dallas Life Oak Cliff, Dallas Lincoln, Dallas Madison, Dallas Pinkston, Dallas Roosevelt
11. Bonham, Caddo Mills, Commerce, Nevada Community, Paris, Paris North Lamar
12. Atlanta, Mt. Vernon, Pittsburg, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau, Texarkana Pleasant Grove, Winnsboro
13. Canton, Mineola, Quinlan Ford, Rains, Sunnyvale, Wills Point
14. Carthage, Center, Gilmer, Gladewater, Longview Spring Hill, Tatum
15. Ferris, Glen Rose, Godley, Midlothian Heritage, Venus, Waxahachie Life
16. Brownsboro, Bullard, Henderson, Palestine, Rusk, Van, *Tyler Cumberland Acad.
17. Athens, Eustace, Fairfield, Groesbeck, Kemp, Mexia
18. Hillsboro, Waco Connally, Waco La Vega, West, Whitney
19. Brownwood, China Spring, Gatesville, Lorena, Robinson, *Waco Harmony Science
20. Coldspring-Oakhurst, Diboll, Huntington, Jasper, Madisonville, Shepherd, *Hudson
21. Burnet, Cameron Yoe, Jarrell, Lampasas, Little River Academy, Salado
22. Austin Eastside Memorial, Bandera, Fredericksburg, Geronimo Navarro, Llano, Wimberley, *San Antonio Fox Tech
23. Devine, Hondo, Pearsall, Pleasanton, Poteet, Universal City Randolph, *San Antonio Brooks Acad.
24. Bridge City, Buna, Orangefield, Orange Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Silsbee, West Orange-Stark
25. Cleveland Tarkington, Hamshire-Fannett, Hardin-Jefferson, Liberty, Navasota
26. Bellville, Caldwell, Giddings, La Grange, Rockdale, Smithville
27. Houston Kashmere, Houston Mickey Leland College Prep Acad., Houston Scarborough, Houston Washington, Houston Wheatley, Houston Worthing, Houston Yates
28. Columbus, La Marque, Royal, Sealey, Sweeny, West Columbia Columbia
29. Bay City, Cuero, Edna, Gonzales, Wharton, Yoakum
30. Corpus Christi West Oso, Ingleside, Orange Grove, Robstown, Rockport-Fulton, Sinton
31. Bishop, Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, Kingsville King, Zapata
32. La Feria, Lyford, Port Isabel, Progreso, Raymondville, Rio Hondo

*=no football

198 Schools (183 Playing football)
1. Alpine, Anthony, Big Lake Reagan County, Crane, Kermit, Tornillo
2. Amarillo Highland Park, Amarillo River Road, Canadian, Childress, Spearman, Tulia
3. Abernathy, Dimmitt, Friona, Littlefield, Muleshoe, Shallowater
4. Coahoma, Idalou, Lubbock Roosevelt, Post, Slaton, Stanton
5. Anson, Clyde, Coleman, Colorado City Colorado, Merkel, Tuscola Jim Ned
6. Ballinger, Brady, San Angelo Grape Creek, San Angelo TLC Acad., Sonora, Wall
7. Bangs, Breckenridge, Cisco, Comanche, Early, Eastland
8. Henrietta, Holliday, Jacksboro, Nocona, Wichita Falls City View, *Peaster
9. Bells, Callisburg, Howe, Pottsboro, Sadler S&S Consolidated, Whitewright
10. Boyd, Brock, Millsap, Paradise, Ponder, Tolar
11. Blue Ridge, Dallas A+, Ft. Worth Young Men’s Leadership Acad., Gunter, Leonard, Pilot Point
12. Como-Pickton, Cooper, Lone Oak, Paris Chisum, Pattonville Prairiland, *Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill
13. De Kalb, Hooks, New Boston, Omaha Pewitt, Queen City, Redwater
14. Daingerfield, Elysian Fields, Harleton, Hughes Springs, Jefferson, Waskom
15. Alba-Golden, Big Sandy Harmony, Diana New Diana, Edgewood, Grand Saline, Quitman
16. Arp, Gladewater Sabine, New London West Rusk, Troup, White Oak, Winona
17. Blooming Grove, Grandview, Maypearl, Palmer, Rio Vista, *Keene
18. Frankston, Malakoff, Mildred, Rice, Scurry-Rosser
19. Buffalo, Crockett, Elkhart, Palestine Westwood, Teague, *Nacogdoches Central Heights
20. Clifton, Dublin, Franklin, Hamilton, McGregor, Troy
21. Hemphill, Kirbyville, Newton, Warren, Woodville, *Pollock Central
22. Anderson-Shiro, Corrigan-Camden, Groveton, New Waverly, Trinity, *Lufkin Pineywoods Community Acad.
23. Anahuac, Hardin, Hitchcock, Kountze, Winnie East Chambers, *Onalaska
24. Florence, Hempstead, Lago Vista, Lexington, Manor New Tech, Rogers, *^Georgetown Gateway College Prep
25. Blanco, Comfort, Ingram Moore, Johnson City LBJ, Marion, San Antonio Cole, *San Antonio BASIS Shavano
26. Hallettsville, Luling, Nixon Smiley, Poth, Schulenburg, *San Antonio Gervin Acad.
27. Altair Rice, Boling, Danbury, East Bernard, Van Vleck, Wallis Brazos, *Houston Harmony School of Discovery
28. Bloomington, El Maton Tidehaven, Ganado, Goliad, Palacios, Vanderbilt Industrial
29. Cotulla, Dilley, Jourdanton, Karnes City, Lytle, Natalia
30. George West, Mathis, Odem, Skidmore Tynan, Taft, Three Rivers
31. Aransas Pass, Banquete, Corpus Christi London, San Diego, Santa Gertrudis Acad., *Laredo Harmony School of Excellence
32. Falfurrias, Hebbronville, Monte Alto, Santa Rosa, *Brownsville Frontier College Prep (IDEA), *Edinburg IDEA Quest College Prep, *IDEA Riverview College Prep, *IDEA Weslaco Pike College Prep, *Vanguard Academy Rembrandt-Pharr

209 schools (181 playing football)
1. Iraan, McCamey, Ozona, Van Horn, Wink, *El Paso Da Vinci, *Fort Hancock
2. Booker, Gruver, Sanford-Fritch, Stinnett West Texas, Stratford, Sunray
3. Bovina, Boys Ranch, Claude, Farwell, Panhandle, Vega
4. Clarendon, Memphis, Quanah, Shamrock, Wellington, Wheeler
5. Earth Springlake, Hale Center, Lockney, Olton, Sudan
6. New Home, Plains, Seagraves, Sundown, Tahoka
7. Crosbyton, Floydada, New Deal, Ralls, Smyer
8. Forsan, Hamlin, Hawley, Roby, Roscoe Collegiate, Stamford
9. Christoval, Eldorado, Menard, Mertzon Irion County, Miles, Winters
10. Archer City, Electra, Olney, Petrolia, Seymour, Windthorst
11. Albany, Baird, Cross Plains, Haskell, Munday, Ranger
12. Alvord, Chico, Dallas Gateway, Era, Santo, Valley View
13. De Leon, Frost, Hico, Italy, Itasca, Meridian, *Poolville
14. Collinsville, Lindsey, Muenster, Tioga, Tom Bean, Trenton, *Merit Bland
15. Campbell, Celeste, Cumby, Honey Grove, Quinlan Boles, Wolfe City, *Ivanhoe Rayburn
16. Bogata Rivercrest, Clarksville, Detroit, Maud, Simms Bowie, *Sulphur Springs North Hopkins
17. Axtell, Bosqueville, Dawson, Hubbard, Mart, Reisel, *Martins Mill
18. Beckville, Big Sandy, Gladewater Union Grove, Hawkins, Linden-Kildare, *Gary, *McLeod
19. Alto, Cushing, Lovelady, Overton, Price Carlisle, *Douglass, *New Summerfield
20. Garrison, Joaquin, Mount Enterprise, Tenaha, Timpson, *Martinsville, *Woden
21. Burkeville, Colmesneil, San Augustine, Shelbyville, West Sabine, *Broaddus, *Brookeland
22. Cayuga, Grapeland, Kerens, Malakoff Cross Roads, Wortham, *Latexo, *Slocum
23. Deweyville, Evadale, Hull-Daisetta, Sabine Pass, Saratoga West Hardin, *Dallardsville Big Sandy, *Zavalla
24. Goldthwaite, Harper, Junction, Mason, Rocksprings, San Saba
25. Bruceville-Eddy, Chilton, Crawford, Marlin, Moody, Valley Mills, *Waco Meyer
26. Bartlett, Bremond, Granger, Holland, Rosebud-Lott, Thrall
27. Centerville, Hearne, Iola, Jewett Leon, Normangee, Snook, *North Zulch
28. Burton, Flatonia, Milano, Somerville, Thorndale, Weimar, *Mumford
29. Brackettville Brackett, Center Point, Charlotte, D’Hanis, La Pryor, Sabinal, *San Antonio Stacey
30. Falls City, Kenedy, Louise, Runge, Shiner, Yorktown, *San Antonio Great Hearts Monte Vista North, *San Antonio Lee Acad. Of Science & Engineering
31. Agua Dulce, Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco, Freer, Pettus, Refugio, Woodsboro, *Port Aransas
32. Benavides, Bruni, La Villa, Premont, Riviera Kaufer, Santa Maria, *Brownsville Harmony School of Innovation, *Lasara
*= no football

102 schools (68 playing football)
1. Balmorhea, Fort Davis, Marfa, Rankin, Sterling City
2. Happy, McLean, Nazareth, Turkey Valley, White Deer, *Hartley
3. Hart, Lorenzo, Morton, Petersburg, Spur, Whiteface
4. Lenorah Grady, Meadow, O’Donnell, Ropesville Ropes, Wellman-Union, *Midland TLC Acad.
5. Aspermont, Chillicothe, Crowell, Knox City, Paducah, Vernon Northside
6. Gail Borden, Ira, Robert Lee, Roscoe Highland, Rotan, Westbrook
7. Bronte, Paint Rock, Sterling City, Veribest, Water Valley
8. Gorman, Lingleville, May, Santa Anna, Zephyr, *Clyde Eula, *Huckabay
9. Bryson, Blum, Covington, Newcastle, Perrin-Whitt, *Graford, *Lipan
10. Abbott, Avalon, Coolidge, Milford, Penelope
11. Aquilla, Evant, Gholson, Jonesboro, Lometa
12. Fruitvale, Gilmer Union Hill, Laird Hill Leveretts Chapel, Saint Jo, Savoy, *Slidell
13. *Avery, *Bloomburg, *Cumby Miller Grove, *Dodd City, *Ector, *Saltillo, *Sulphur Bluff, *Yantis
14. *Chireno, *Goodrich, *Kennard, *La Rue La Poynor, *Leggett, *Neches, *Spurger, *Wells
15. High Island, Leakey, Medina, Nueces Canyon, Prairie Lea, *Richards, *Round Top-Carmine, *Utopia
16. *Fayetteville, *Knippa, *Moulton, *San Isidro, *San Perlita, *Tilden McMullen County,*Vanguard Academy Mozart-Alamo, *Waelder
*= no football

99 schools (74 playing football)
1. Dell City, Grandfalls-Royalty, Imperial Buena Vista, Sanderson, Sierra Blanca
2. *Comstock, *^Marathon, *Valentine
3. *Adrian, *Briscoe Fort Elliott, *Channing, *Darrouzett, *Texline, *^Wheeler Kelton, *Wildorado
4. Follett, Groom, Higgins, Lefors, Miami
5. Amherst, Anton, Cotton Center, Lazbuddie, Whitharral
6. Afton Patton Springs, Hedley, Kress, Matador Motley County, Silverton
7. Ackerly Sands, Lamesa Klondike, Loop, Southland, Welch Dawson, Wilson
8. Benjamin, Guthrie, Harrold, Jayton, Rule
9. Blackwell, Hermleigh, Loraine, Lueders-Avoca, Throckmorton, Trent
10. Gordon, Haskell Paint Creek, Moran, Rising Star, Strawn, Woodson
11. Cherokee, Eden, Lohn, Richland Springs, Rochelle, Valera Panther Creek,
12. Bluff Dale, Iredell, Kopperl, Morgan, Three Way, Walnut Springs,
13. Blanket, Brookesmith, Cranfills Gap, Gustine, Mullin, Sidney, *Priddy
14. Bowie Gold-Burg, Forrestburg, Ladonia Fannindel, Trinidad, *Bellevue, *Henrietta Midway, *Nocona Prairie Valley, *Roxton
15. Apple Springs, Bynum, Chester, Mount Calm, Oakwood, *Avinger, *Groveton Centerville, *Laneville
16. Buckholts, Calvert, McDade, Oglesby, *Austwell-Tivoli, *Dime Box, *Nordheim
*= no football
^= boys only
This idea is why people already do not take 1A schools seriously. Do you really want kids at the state track meet running 58 or 59 second 400 meters or have a 1A school that doesn't win a single game during the preseason of basketball making it to the 2nd round? I saw Avinger at the state basketball tournament a few years ago win it all with only 6 players. How about we stop watering things down and understand that the playoffs should mean something and at the end of the day not everyone should be there.
I would say that, overall, this would make things less watered down, as it would reduce the number of state champions from 12 to 8. We already have plenty of teams that make the playoffs that shouldn't. By the time they get to state they have sorted themselves out and those that are there belong there.
sinfonian":r8d3zajg said:
I would say that, overall, this would make things less watered down, as it would reduce the number of state champions from 12 to 8. We already have plenty of teams that make the playoffs that shouldn't. By the time they get to state they have sorted themselves out and those that are there belong there.

I am saying that Avinger was definitely a playoff team and they did it with a small enrollment.


You are correct that in football we have 12 champions, but in basketball and all other team sports we have 6. That means that you are advocating for more championship games not less. You say that it is less watered down, but just because you have two weak teams play a close game doesn’t mean that it will not be watered down. Going to playoffs and regional track had to mean more then just getting a day out of school.
I have never liked byes in a playoff bracket. I would prefer that the football brackets continue to not have any byes. I would also prefer that the basketball brackets either go to four teams or two teams to eliminate the byes. Just my 2 cents.
How would that work in volleyball, softball, and baseball? IMO it's stupid that UIL still puts 1A and 2A schools together thus skewing the actual region size of each classification. Feel a bit sorry for Region I teams there are a whole lot more 1A teams in that region than in the other 3 regions.

The other fallacy in the scenario is that it leaves those schools that elect to play 11-man football in the new 3A.
Avinger doesn’t play football. I would hope playing basketball 24/7 would make you good basketball team. Most of the teams that go deep into the basketball playoffs are full of one sport athletes. In sixman schools you don’t have the that luxury. In the smaller schools football is basketball offseason, and basketball is track offseason. The small schools have the athletes. They just don’t have the time to develop them in the offseason.