THEOLDCOACH Class 2A Realignment Mashup
As always with UIL Realignment there’s a few curveballs that get thrown our way and 2016 is no different. THEOLDCOACH takes a look at some of the highlights of the Class 2A alignment.
Canadian Departs Who Takes the Mantle?
With Canadian moving to 3A Division II, the storyline shifts to Stratford who fell twice to the Wildcats a year ago, can they take the top slot over in Region I? Don’t be surprised if Post becomes a force as well as the Antelopes posted an 11-1 record as a 3A Division II school.
Crawford Heads West
After two years in a brutally tough district in the Waco area that featured Mart and Bosquevlle, Crawford located west of Waco will tangle in 7-2A Division I with schools in the Western edge of Central Texas. Crawford will battle with Hico and Goldthwaite for district supremacy.
Region III & Region IV Quiet
No real notable changes in Region III and Region IV of 2A Division I.
There were fewer changes in Region IV than in Region I. No notable changes in this region.
Two Time Defending Champion Highlights Region I
The biggest story in Divison II Region I is back to back 2A Division I champion Canadian moving up. The Wildcats own a 31 game winning streak and immediately move to the role of favorite along with last year’s regional champion Idalou.
Seagraves Moves South
Back to back regional champion Seagraves heads south and east to a district that may be a bit tougher as Hamlin and Roscoe lead the way in revamped 4-2A Division I. Wellington, who won the 2A Division II title in 2013, moves back to Division II after a solid stint in Division I.
Region II Changes
Hamlin who had been solid moves over to Region I while it appears Albany in 6-2A Division II will be among the favorites. Keep an eye on last year’s Region III champion Muenster who moves back north and west into a district they are more familiar with.
Bremond Movement Changes Region III/IV
Bremond, who is the two time defending state champion moves back to Region III after a two year stint in Region IV. The playoff road will be a bit tougher, but the Tigers are still favorites. The move of Bremond opens things up in Region IV for Falls City and Bruni who were second fiddle to Bremond in 2014/2015.