UIL Realignment Changes Competition

UIL realignment for 2018-2020 has reorganized district competition


The University Interscholastic League(UIL), which administers athletic, music and academic contests for public schools in Texas, has released a new district realignment that will be in effect for the next two years. With this realignment, Cy-Fair ISD schools will be divided into two separate districts and put into different regions. Because of this development, Cy-Fair ISD schools now have the potential to compete together at state tournaments.

Cy Lakes, Cy Park, Cy Ranch, Cy Springs, Cy Woods, Langham Creek, and Bridgland will compete in District 14-6A with Tomball Memorial and Bryan. This District is in Region II-6A, which also encompasses schools in Central Texas and Dallas.

Cy-Fair, Cy Creek, Cy Ridge, Cy Falls, and Jersey Village will compete in District 17-6A with Memorial, Northbrook, Spring Woods, and Stratford. This district is under Region III, which also includes Houston area schools.

According to Sportsday Highschool editor, Michael Florek, the UIL board of directors may have made this new alignment because of the high enrollment rate in District II schools and to split up dominating football teams in Northern Texas.

One of the issues that has been raised is increased travel distance for competition. UIL athletics director, Dr. Susan Elza said that because of the size of Texas, schools in areas such as San Angelo and Abilene will have to travel farther for competition. She spoke on KRLD News Radio today in regard to the topic.

“There are certain parts of West Texas, that man, you have some serious serious travel, and you have to make decisions,” Elza said.

Nonetheless, the outcome of upcoming athletic, music and academic contests will vary due to new district and region competition.


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