I wanted to get a couple quick thoughts about the UIL annnouncing its cutoff numbers for the 2014-16 realignment.
Remember, everyone moves up a class as the UIL is renaming six-man into Class A, Class A becomes 2A, etc.
Below are the numbers and what area schools will be in which division. Noteworthy itmes include:
* Graham was four students above the cutoff and will be in 4A Div. I — likely with Hirschi and Burkburnett. That leaves Vernon and Iowa Park in the smaller 4A division.
* Olney will stay in 2A (old A). The Cubs turned in 212 and many thought they’d go up, but 220 ended up being the cutoff for 3A.
* Seymour and Quanah are dropping down into the smaller 2A division. Quanah turned in 157 — which is right on the 2A Div. II number and Seymour had 155. So the current District 3-A Division I is assured to be different.
* I’m not sure of all our six-man teams’ numbers, but Throckmorton turned in 53 and will be going into the smaller Class A division.
6A – 2,100 and above
5A – 1,060-2,099
Teams: WFHS, Rider
4A Div. I – 686-1,059
Teams: Burkburnett, Hirschi, Graham
4A Div. II – 465-685
Teams: Vernon, Iowa Park
3A Div. I – 315-464
3A Div. II – 220-314
Teams: Henrietta, Holliday, Jacksboro, Nocona, City View
2A DIv. I – 158-219
Teams: Olney, Windthorst, Archer City
2A Div. II – 105-157
Teams: Quanah, Seymour, Petrolia, Electra, Munday (turned in 104.9 but will play 11-man)
A Div I – 55-104.9
Teams: Knox City, Bryson, Newcastle, Crowell, Saint Jo
A Div. II – 54 and below
Teams: Throckmorton, Northside, Chillicothe, Harrold, Forestburg, Gold-Burg