BALLINGER– Ballinger High School learned its fate this week, after the biannual UIL realignment was announced at the Region 15 Service Education Center, Monday morning in San Angelo. The Ballinger Bearcats will be playing Post and Stanton as the new additions to a fairly familiar football district.
Besides Ballinger, Post and Stanton, also playing in District 3-3A Division II will be Coahoma, Coleman, and Colorado City. For the last two years Coleman and Colorado City were in the same district as the Bearcats, while Ballinger’s schedule also included a non district game vs. Coahoma.
While the full schedule has not been released and it’s yet to be know which ones will be home and away games, located southwest of Lubbock, Post is a 144-mile drive from Ballinger, while Stanton is located between Big Spring and Midland, 135 miles away from Ballinger.
The basketball districts were also announced last Monday morning, with Ballinger sharing grounds in District 6-3A with Merkel, Grape Creek, TLCA, Jim Ned and Wall.
Redistricting in Texas for the next two school years is under a new format, with six conferences instead of the usual five.
Division I and Division II cutoffs were established for football only in schools ranging from 1A through 4A, while 5A schools and the newly added Class 6A will be comprised of one division only.
For the realignment, back in October Ballinger turned in an enrollment of 302, landing in Conference 3A Division II football. UIL established the Division II cutoff for this biennium between 220 and 314. The conference cutoff for Class 3A is slated between 220 and 464.
District 3-3A Div. II