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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Katy, Texas
As area coaches crowded into a room at the Region IV Educational Service Center awaiting the release of the University Interscholastic League's biennial realignment Friday morning, only one thing was certain: There would be some surprises.
Perhaps Cypress Ridge football coach Gary Thiebaud summed it up best.
"We've done this so much now that we know it's going to happen. You can't change it. You just take what they give you and go make the best of it," he said.
UIL cutoff numbers
Conference 5A: 2085 and above, 254 schools
Conference 4A: 980-2084, 243 schools
Conference 3A: 430-979, 180 schools
Conference 2A: 200-429, 225 schools
Conference 1A: 199 and below, 380 basketball schools; 163 Eleven-Man
Football Schools; 129 Six-Man Football Schools
Schools that made classification changes include Dickinson, Seven Lakes and New Caney (4A to 5A); Kingwood Park (3A to 4A); Lee, Magnolia, Stratford and Westbury (5A to 4A); Huffman (4A to 3A); and the North Houston High School for business (2A to 1A).
Greater Houston picked up an extra Class 5A district. Region III (Districts 17-24) is still an all-greater a greater Houston region, and three districts (13-5A, 14-5A and 15-5A) reside in Region II. District 13-5A consists of Klein ISD, Spring ISD and Tomball, while 14-5A houses Conroe ISD, Lufkin and New Caney. which moved up from 4A. District 15-5A is Cy-Fair ISD, which returns to Region II for the first time since 2003.
"We've done that before (as a district)," Theibaud said. "We didn't think it would happen though because of travel. I know my (athletic director) is not real happy right now."
Other notable surprises include a pair of six-team 5A districts in Region III. The new 17-5A is all Katy ISD — Cinco Ranch, Katy, Katy Taylor, Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch and Seven Lakes. District 21-5A consists of Baytown Lee, Baytown Sterling, Beaumont West Brook, Channelview, North Shore and Port Arthur Memorial.
PDF File: 5A
"Everybody understands that the only way we're going to do it is by extremely hard work."
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