A series of new rulings announced by the UIL Legislative Council on Monday will have some major effects on Texoma football and other high school sports.
Here's a quick, hopefully understandable breakdown:
One of the biggest things to note are that the 4-teams model starts next season, in the middle of this current realignment, which really will change the way district races look, especially for teams like Hirschi, Burkburnett and Iowa Park. Only the last-place team will miss the playoffs in that district.
Another interesting note is that current 3A superintendents will be surveyed about the split into divisions, but it will be current 2A schools that will feel the effects. Of course, they're already accustomed to the split.
It is possible that 3A could be split into divisions for 2013, which could split up 5-3A with Burkburnett being the only school in the district significantly larger than the 3A average enrollment.
It will be interesting to see how the 3A split affects basketball districts, possibly breaking up rivals Burkburnett and Hirschi.