With the exception of Nacogdoches changing regions and Cushing moving down to Class 2A DII in football, most area schools weren’t affected drastically by the University Interscholastic League’s bi-annual re-alignment which came out on Monday. However, each school was affected in some way by the shakeup in their various sports, some that involve more travel.
The Nacogdoches Dragons will remain in District 9-5A DII for the next two years, with the only difference in the league is that Lindale moved down to Class 4A DI and will be in District 9, along with Athens, Henderson, Kilgore, Mabank, Palestine and Chapel Hill.
Nacogdoches will still be with Hallsville, Jacksonville, Pine Tree, Marshall, Mount Pleasant and Whitehouse. The league will replace Lindale with Texas High this fall.
Garrison will have some old opponents and join some new in District 10-2A DI. Other members of the six-team league will include Joaquin, San Augustine, Saratoga West Hardin, Shelbyville and Timpson.
Alto will join a new cast in District 11-2A DI, joining Centerville, Grapeland, Groveton, Jewett Leon and Normangee.
Cushing drops down from 2A DI to 2A DII, along with Tenaha, and both teams will be in District 11, along with Colmesneil, Lovelady, Mount Enterprise, Overton and West Sabine.
Center will rejoin some old opponents in District 10-4A DII, and the league will see some tough competition. Other schools will include Carthage, Jasper, Madisonville, Rusk and Shepherd in the six-team league.
Lufkin will see new faces in its district, as it becomes members of District 8-5A DI. Also included will be Cleveland, College Station, Conroe Caney Creek, Magnolia, Magnolia West, New Caney, New Caney Porter and Waller making up the nine-team league.
Nacogdoches will move to Region 2 in basketball, and be a member of a six-school league in District 16-5A that also includes Huntsville, Jacksonville, Lufkin, John Tyler and Whitehouse.
A number of area school will make up the seven-school District 22-2A. It will include Alto, Cushing, Douglass, Garrison, Mount Enterprise, New Summerfield and Woden.
District 23-2A will be made up of Gary, Joaquin, Martinsville, San Augustine, Shelbyville, Tenaha and Timpson.
Chireno will continue to be in 1A Region IV, joining Burkeville, Chester, Goodrich, High Island, Leggett and Zavalla in a well-traveled District 28-1A.
Central Heights will once again be in District 21-3A, and be joined with Corrigan-Camden, Diboll, Hemphill and Huntington in the five-school race.
Nacogdoches will be members of the Region 2 district of 16-5A, joined by Huntsville, Jacksonville, Lufkin, John Tyler and Whitehouse.
2020-2022NACOGDOCHES AREA FOOTBALL DISTRICTS
District 9-5A DII
District 10-4A DII
District 9-2A DI
District 10-2A DI
District 11-2A DI
District 11-2A DII