Return of the Ducks: Taylor back in the fold

UIL busts up cozy district, forces return of storied rivalry

While blood rivals Rockdale and Taylor were reluctant to pencil each other in on the schedule, the University Interscholastic League took care of that minor detail.
 In the UIL’s bi-annual classification re-alignment Thursday morning, the feuding neighbors were placed in the same district after a two-year absence.
 The two schools have not played each other in two years, snapping a 53-year streak of a series that began in 1912.
 They have played each other 79 times.
 The Tigers and Ducks will be joined in newly formed District 18-3A with Caldwell, Madisonville, Navasota and the brand new College Station High School.
 Concerning neighboring schools, Thorndale dropped back down into Class A after two years in Class 2A.
 The Bulldogs will be grouped with rival Thrall, Flatonia, Holland and Weimar in District 13A-Division I
 Milano will be joined in District 13A-Division II by Bartlett, Burton, Granger, Snook and Somerville.
 While the UIL professes to use cutting down on excess travel as a guideline, they placed Lexington in District 14-2A where they will have to face unprecedented mileage that will have them travelling to the outskirts of San Antonio.
 The Eagles are joined by Blanco, Jarrell, Johnson City, Rogers, Schulenburg and Universal City Randolph.
 Remaining in Class 2A-Division I, Cameron was included in the oddly formed eight-team District 13-2A with Florence, Lago Vista, Little River Academy, Marlin, McGregor, Salado and Troy.

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