High School Football Reclassification & Realignment 2014-16
Every 2 years UIL does a district realignment and this morning the new 2014-2016 UIL Class and District classifications were released. Click here to see the full list.
District 2-6A includes: Amarillo, Amarillo Tascosa, Lubbock Coronado, Lubbock Monterey and Wolforth Frenship.
District 4-5A includes: Abilene Cooper, Lubbock High, Lubbock Cooper, Plainview and San Angelo Lakeview.
District 1-4A Division I: Lubbock Estacado, Levelland, Borger, Pampa, Seminole
Now depending on how much you know about high school football, you may think that the "6A" is a typo and that I meant "5A" - I assure you that it is not. Gregg Tepper with TexasFootball.com explained it best:
...we’re getting a Class 6A, but it’s not what you think. Instead of adding a “super-classification” for the very biggest schools in the state, this is essentially a name change so that six-man will be known as 1A. So, there’s no big change other than that the presently constructed 26-5A would be known as 26-6A
So - what makes one school 5A and another 6A? Simple - it is based off student enrollment numbers. Here's how it breaks out:
Class 6A: 2,100+
Class 5A: 1,060-2,099
Class 4A Division I: 686-1,059
Class 4A Division II: 465-685
Class 3A Division I: 315-464
Class 3A Division II: 220-314
Class 2A Division I: 158-219
Class 2A Division II: 105-157
Class 1A Division I: 55-104.9
Class 1A Division II: 54 and fewer
And here are the enrollment numbers for Lubbock schools - Click Here for the complete list of enrollment numbers for Texas high schools:
Wolfforth Frenship 2178
Lubbock Coronado 2121
Lubbock Monterey 2108
Lubbock High 2080
Lubbock Estacado 727
Now for me personally - I'm pretty happy with the realignment when it comes to my son's school - Lubbock Coronado. I would even be so bold to say that we will see playoff games next year - which would be fantastic because it's my son's senior year!