Milby, Reagan, Yates jumping two levels each
The University Interscholastic League has unveiled its realignment for 2014-2016, including the addition of a sixth conference for its smallest schools which play six- or 11-man football.
Those smaller schools are now categorized 1A, and other high schools have either stayed the same or moved up depending on these revised enrollment ranges:
- 6A 2,100 and above
- 5A 1,060 – 2,099
- 4A 465 – 1,059
- 3A 220 – 464
- 2A 105 – 219
- 1A 104.9 and below
Milby and Reagan high schools will move from their current 4A designation to a 6A designation. Yates High School will move from its current 3A designation to a 5A designation. Madison High School will remain at its current 5A designation, and Wheatley will remain at its current 4A designation.
“We’re excited about the opportunity that this realignment provides to all of our high schools,” said HISD Athletic Director Marmion Dambrino. “We’re especially excited for longtime rivals that are now back in the same conference.”
Final alignments will be released on Feb. 3 for football and basketball. District alignments for other activities will be released in the order of their seasons. More information about UIL alignments can be found at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments.
HISD 2014-2016 High School Conferences
For more reaction to the realignment, read accounts in the Houston Chronicle at http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2013/12/uil-releases-classification-cutoffs-for-2014-16-realignment/ and The Leader at http://www.theleadernews.com/?p=14361 .