In the neighborhood
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.
“We are excited about the challenges that our new district will bring,” said Thorndale’s Brent Brevard. “All the schools in our new district have great athletic programs, so we will have to work hard to reach our goals.”
Thorndale has won seven state championships in three different sports in Class A.
Just one program (girls basketball) made a playoff appearance in Class 2A. The Bulldogs football team went 7-3 the past two seasons and sat at home.
Milano will be joined in District 13A-Division II by Bartlett, Burton, Granger, Snook and Somerville.
“It is exactly how I would have done it if I was drawing it up,” said Milano coach Craig Jentsch. “It makes sense. We’ve got three from one direction and three from the other.”
“We knew Holland would go up (to Division I) and figured that Somerville would go in that place.”
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.
The Yoe have captured state championships in baseball and girls track and played in the football finals while in Class 2A in the past two years.