The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


February 2, 2014

UIL to announce new districts on Monday

GREENVILLE —   Will the Greenville Lions keep most of the same district opponents for the next two seasons?

  Will Royse City stay in the same district with the Lions?

  Will the rest of the local teams move into new districts?

  These questions will be answered on Monday morning by the University Interscholastic League when it releases the district alignments for the 2014-5 and 2015-6 seasons.

  A little of the suspense has been taken away from this year’s announcement. The UIL released the enrollment cutoff numbers so all local teams know what classifications they’ll be in during the next two seasons but not what districts. The UIL is adding a Class 6A to the other five numbers and now six-man football’s districts will be in Class A. Thus, the 6A were the 5A teams of the past two seasons that now have enrollments of 2,100 students and above.

  The Greenville Lions, who are adding a letter in classification from 4A to 5A, missed being in 4A by only 11 students. The Lions have been in District 13-4A with Sherman, Denison, McKinney North,     Wylie, Wylie East and Royse City.

  “I really think we’re always right on that bubble where we can go east or go to the Metroplex,” said Greenville Lions athletic director Marvin Sedberry. “The 6A is really what created a big difference in the conferences. I think Royse City have maybe taken the place of where Sulphur Springs used to be.”

  When the Lions were sent east it was sometimes into a district with Sulphur Springs, Mount Pleasant and Texas High of Texarkana.

  They’ve been in other districts with Terrell, Forney, West Mesquite, Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath plus with R.L. Turner and Newman Smith of Carrollton.

  The Rains Wildcats, who made the football playoffs this past season in District 14-3A, missed the 3A cutoff limit by 20 students with its enrollment of 484.


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