It took a lot of digging but I found the alignment they proposed for East Texas 4A:
District 6 (4A DIV II)
Longview Pine Tree
That's an awesome district as far as travel goes. Of course that is based on 2008 numbers. So you might drop Kilgore out of the mix. MP is the only one of that group that would have significant travel.
District 8 (4A DIV I)
This was a "study" done back in 2008. It was met on SDC (for just about all classes) with moans. I thought it was Rowlett schools, but it was Rockwall (which I beleive are firmly 5A now). Again...this was a 2008 study, so things have changed.
Here is the broken link for those that know how to make those work again....LOL:
These are the numbers that the old coach page had posted on it:
SPLIT CONFERENCE FOOTBALL ALIGNMENT STUDY - DRAFT
This is a draft of a plan that could split football conferences into two
divisions. This is not a proposal by UIL staff, nor has it been
approved by the UIL Legislative Council.
The study of a split conference alignment plan for football is complete. This plan
divides each conference into two divisions in football. The largest half of each
conference is grouped into a division and the smaller half of the conference is divided into a separate division. The large school division has 16 districts and the smallest half of each conference has 16 districts. Approximately six to eight schools are placed into each district. The same number of schools from each district advance to the playoffs. Twelve champions would be crowned as is done currently.
• Provides more clarity and less confusion regarding who is Division I and who is
• Clearly defines divisions prior to the season rather than at the end of district play.
• Creates more equity in relation to the largest and smallest school within a
• Eliminates two schools with the largest enrollments in the state advancing to the
playoffs in the smaller enrollment division.
• Eliminates the smallest schools in a conference grouped with the largest schools
in a conference.
• Additional travel.
• Other team sport activities could want the same division alignment.
• Creates an additional group of schools that will be the smallest within a division.
• Creates administrative inconvenience.
• Scheduling issues could occur in multi-school districts that share stadiums.
The UIL staff presented the concept to the Legislative Council in June and October.
The Council authorized this study to provide information regarding the actual
placement of schools into districts. This draft is for study purposes only and
applies only to football.
Conference -Enrollment -Range -Number of schools
5A Division 1 -2565 and above -123
5A Division 2 -2085 - 2564 -123
4A Division 1 -1520 - 2084 -120
4A Division 2 -980 - 1519 -121
3A Division 1 -629 - 979 -89
3A Division 2 -430 - 628 -88
2A Division 1 -292 - 429 -103
2A Division 2 -200 - 291 -102
1A Division 1 -155 - 199 -82
1A Division 2 -100 - 154 -82
Not sure how that changes with 6A coming next year. Especially when the change is in name only.
How different would Longview's district look if they fell into a district 5A Div II??? Who in their district would bump up to a Div I district and who would be left???
Marshall would be on the bubble between 4A Div I and II. So they could fall in to a district with Texas High, JT and Nac.... but who else would there be??? No one else is even close to 1500 and up....maybe MP.
Then Halls, PT, WH, Jax, SS......
These numbers would have to change somewhat from 2008 to now.