UIL Realignment Announced for 2024-25 and 2025-26
As announced by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) on Feb. 1, Community High School now knows its district opponents in football, volleyball, and basketball for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons. The Braves will be a part of District 7-4A Division I in football, and be joined by the Lake Dallas Falcons, the Aubrey Chaparrals, the Frisco Panther Creek Panthers, the Celina Bobcats, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats, and the Paris Wildcats. In volleyball and basketball, Community will be in District 13-4A with Caddo Mills, Farmersville, Quinlan Ford, Sunnyvale, and Wills Point.
Six of the seven teams were members of UIL 4A Division I in the previous 2022 and 2023 alignment, with Aubrey moving up from UIL 4A Division II in this round. All six of Community's district opponents qualified for the playoffs last year, with all but Paris securing a winning record. Celina, Panther Creek, and Lake Dallas were all 10 win teams in 2023. Celina, Panther Creek, Lake Dallas, and Aubrey all were bi-district champions last season as well.
District 7-4A I will be one of multiple districts with seven or more teams thanks to a realignment season that saw many schools moving up or down the classification ladder with large swings in enrollment across Texas. Anna, one of Community's district competitors the last two seasons and the 2023 UIL 4A Division 1 State Champion, moved up to 5A Division II for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.
VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALLDistrict 13-4A for volleyball and basketball will feature a bevy of familiar foes. Except for a missing Kaufman (promoted to Class 5A), the entirety of the current District 14-4A has moved to this new District 13-4A. Caddo Mills, Farmersville, Quinlan Ford, Sunnyvale, and Wills Point have been District opponents for the Braves and Lady Braves for many years, and will continue to provide great regional rivalries for at least the next two seasons.
WHY ARE THE DISTRICTS DIFFERENT?
Community has membership in a different district for football due to how the UIL handles classification in this sport. Football alone has two divisions for each of the following classes: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A. High schools large enough to qualify for 6A are all lumped together during the regular year and then divided solely for the playoffs.
With Community near the top of the class's enrollment maximum, the Braves are placed into Class 4A Division I for football. In all other sports, Class 4A is not divided further.
FULL UIL REALIGNMENTS FOR 2024-25 AND 2025-26
Curious about where all of the schools in Texas were classified for the next two years of football, volleyball, and basketball competition? Click the link here: www.realignment.uiltexas.org. Realignment for other UIL-sponsored events will be revealed at a later date.