It’s time to shuffle the playing deck for Texas high school sports, most notably football.
The University Interscholastic League announced the new districts, regions and classes for about 1,300 schools based on enrollment figures collected from the Texas Education Agency.
The UIL conducts realignment every two years.
The changes can have a major impact in a state where high school sports, and the local team’s ability to contend for a championship, remain important to communities. Changing districts or classifications can spark or sink state championship hopes as traditional powers move up and down in size.