Written by SportsDayDFW.com
AT&T Stadium to host 2013 UIL football title games, including 6-man
For the first time ever, all of Texas’ public-school football championships will be held in one location. The University Interscholastic League announced Thursday that AT&T Stadium will be the site for its football finals, held Dec. 14 and Dec. 19-21.
It will be the fourth straight season for a central site location, and the third year that all 11-man games will be held at AT&T (or Cowboys) Stadium.
“For the first time ever, all football state qualifying teams will have the unique and extraordinary experience of playing at AT&T Stadium,” UIL athletic director Mark Cousins said in a press release. “We will work with AT&T Stadium and the Dallas Cowboys organization to make this year’s championship event the best yet.”
The biggest changes come for the six-man games, and the Class 3A-Division I game.
Six-man championships have been held at Abilene’s Shotwell Stadium over the past few seasons, but moved to AT&T Stadium after that divisions’ coaches lobbied for a move to one of the state’s premier venues. The 3A-Division I game has been held on the Friday before all the other 11-man finals, since that playoff bracket had one fewer week of games.
The UIL has determined the site for the Conference 5A football state championships since 2006.
Here’s the schedule, from the UIL:
December 14, 2013
Conference 1A Six-Man Division I -12:00 p.m.
Conference 1A Six-Man Division II – 3:00 p.m.
December 19, 2013
Conference 1A 11-Man Division I – 10:00 a.m.
Conference 1A 11-Man Division II -1:00 p.m.
Conference 2A Division I – 5:00 p.m.
Conference 2A Division II – 8:00 p.m.
December 20, 2013
Conference 3A Division I – 12:00 p.m.
Conference 3A Division II – 4:00 p.m.
Conference 4A Division I – 8:00 p.m.
December 21, 2013
Conference 4A Division II -12:00 p.m.
Conference 5A Division I – 4:00 p.m.
Conference 5A Division II – 8:00 p.m.