AUSTIN–The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced their realignment and redistricting for 2022 through 2024.
Every two years, the UIL realigns school districts across the state of Texas to level the playing field as school enrollments change. The new alignments will run from the fall of 2022 through the spring of 2024. The most recent announcement covers football, volleyball and basketball.
In football, the 1A Trinidad Trojans will compete against Oakwood, Apple Springs and Ladonia Fannindel. In volleyball, Trinidad will battle Avalon, Coolidge and Oakwood. For basketball season, Trinidad will play Avalon, Bynum, Coolidge, Milford, Oakwood and Penelope.
In 2A, Division I, District 7 football, Cross Roads returns alongside Kerens, Axtell, Cayuga, Italy, Itasca and Rio Vista. Cross Roads had played a rogue schedule outside the UIL the last two seasons. In volleyball, Kerens and Cross Roads will be joined by Frankston, Alto and Cayuga. For basketball, Kerens and Cross Roads will play against Cayuga, Frankston, La Rue La Poynor and Martins Mill.
For 3A, Division I, District 8 football, Kemp, Eustace and Malakoff remain rivals alongside Fairfield, Groesbeck, Mexia and Teague. The three teams will battle Mildred, Palmer, Blooming Grove, Rice and Scurry-Rosser in both volleyball and basketball.
Beginning in the fall of 2022, Mabank will sit in 4A, Division I, District 8 while Athens moves to 4A, Division I, District 9. Mabank will battle against Anna, Kaufman, Nevada Community, Paris and Sulphur Springs in football. Athens will take on Henderson, Jacksonville, Kilgore, Lindale, Palestine and Tyler Chapel Hill.
Mabank and Athens will remain rivals in both volleyball and basketball as they take on Van, Brownsboro, Canton, Cumberland Academy and Lindale.