The final night of January will be a restless one for every UIL high school football coach.
There’s no big game on Feb. 1, but the future could hold many indeed when the UIL at 9 a.m. Thursday releases football and basketball district realignments that begin next fall.
There’s even a live cable TV show on Fox Sports Southwest.
Coaches around Tarrant County will gather at Birdville school district’s Fine Arts/Athletics Complex to iron out football schedules through 2019. Some of those coaches will no doubt begin updating resumés shortly after the meeting.
The UIL, which organizes extra-curricular activities for the state’s approximately 1,200 public and charter schools, conducts a biennial realignment of competitive districts to account for population shifts and the opening of new schools.
Area UIL Enrollments
South Grand Prairie3407
5A Division I
5A Division II
4A Division I
4A Division II
3A Division I
3A Division II
6A 2190 and above: 254 Schools (Basketball) 252 Schools (Football)
5A 1150 - 2189: 253 schools (Basketball) 252 schools (Football)
4A 505-1149: 189 schools (Basketball) 182 schools (Football)
3A 225 - 504: 232 schools (Basketball) 211 schools (Football)
2A 105 - 224: 198 schools (Basketball) 187 schools (Football)
1A 104.9 and below: 212 schools (Basketball) 142 schools (Football)
FOOTBALL DIVISION I and DIVISION II
5A Division I 1840 – 2189: 127 schools
5A Division II 1150 – 1839: 125 schools
4A Division I 790 – 1149: 92 schools
4A Division II 505 – 789: 90 schools
3A Division I 335 – 504: 106 schools
3A Division II 225 – 334: 105 schools
2A Division I 161.5 – 224: 94 schools
2A Division II 105 – 161.4: 93 schools
1A Division I 55.5 – 104.9: 73 schools
1A Division II 55 and below: 69 schools