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Toughest district, biggest HS in state: Some of the biggest storylines from new 2014-16 UIL realignment
Here are some early takeaways from the new 2014-16 UIL district alignments:
1) Highland Park is in 10-6A with the Mesquite schools and Richardson schools.
2) Here's your mega district: 7-6A will have Southlake Carroll, Coppell, Euless Trinity, Colleyville Heritage, Haltom, L.D. Bell and Richland.
3) Denton Guyer and Denton Ryan are placed in 5-6A with the Keller schools and Northwest ISD schools.
5) Ennis will have to do a lot of traveling. It's in 16-5A with Corsicana, Jacksonville, Lindale, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Tyler John Tyler and Whitehouse.
6) Here are the toughest districts by sport: In football it's 7-6A with Southlake Carroll, Euless Trinity, Coppell and Colleyville Heritage all in the same district. In basketball it's either 6-6A with the Plano and Lewisville ISD schools or 11-4A with Carter, Wilmer-Hutchins, Lincoln and Madison.
7) In 6A Region I now you'll have Denton Guyer, Allen, Coppell, Euless Trinity, Southlake Carroll, Cedar Hill and DeSoto.
8) Looking past just football, in the 9-team LISD/PISD/Allen/Boyd district, you could have five of the state's best boys and girls soccer teams in the same district.
9) 7-6A is your powerhouse volleyball district with Coppell, Southlake Carroll and Colleyville Heritage.
10) Local schools that went from the old 4A to the new 6A were Highland Park, Denton Guyer and Trophy Club Byron Nelson.
11) In softball, your powerhouse district is 6-6A with defending 5A state champion Lewisville paired with area powers Hebron, Flower Mound, FM Marcus, Plano, Plano East, Plano West and McKinney Boyd. All of those teams could make a run at a state title in any given year.
12) Allen is now the biggest school in the state with an enrollment of 5,987. Plano West is now second at 5,531, followed by Plano at 5,394.5, Plano East at 5,300 and Skyline at 4,700.