FHS, Harper to be affected by realignment

By Matt Ward

While the dust will not settle for several months, change is coming for athletes at both Fredericksburg High School and Harper High School after the University Interscholastic League released enrollment figures Monday in advance of the UIL’s biennial reclassification in February.

Most schools across the state of Texas will be changing districts as the UIL expands from the current five classification system to six, though each classification is essentially being rebranded with a new number.

Fredericksburg will move from Class 3A to Class 4A, while Harper jumps from Class 1A to Class 2A.

The 2014-16 alignments will be released on Feb. 3 for football and basketball. District alignments for other activities will be released in the order of their seasons.

More information about UIL alignments is available at www.uiltexas.org/alignments.


Three districts for FHS

The biggest impact locally will be felt by the Fredericksburg High School football team as the UIL will split teams into two divisions for football purposes prior to the playoffs.

“I still think that’s a mystery,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said Monday afternoon. “Where are they going to put us? Are they going to put us with the nearest five other teams and that’s our district for all other sports?”

Schools in Class 4A (465-1,059 enrollment) will be divided into Division I (686-1,059) and Division II (465-685) districts for football only.

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