WINTERS– Football and basketball district realignment will be bringing a little peace and less travel time for the Winters Blizzards, as well as more balanced games with schools closer in size to Winters High School.
This week, the UIL district realignment was announced at the Region XV Education Service Center, in San Angelo, and unlike some of the area teams that will be traveling to places as far away as El Paso, the change didn’t bring any big surprises for the local teams. Winters was paired with Bronte, Menard, Miles, Roby, and Roscoe in District 6-2A Division II.
“We are excited about it, the change will be good for us because we’ll be playing schools our size,” said Winters High School Athletic Director Stan Caffey.
Last year Winters was the smallest school in District 4-1A Division I, sharing grounds with the twice-in-a-row state champion Stamford, Anson, Forsan, and Haskell.
“Last year we were the smallest school in the district, this year’s district makes a little change for us and gives us a better opportunity,” Caffey added.
For the non district games, Caffey said that the schedule is not ready to be released, but he anticipated that all the games will be against area teams, keeping travel to a minimum.
The basketball districts were also announced, with Winters sharing District 7-2A grounds with Albany, Anson, Hamlin, Haskell, Hawley, Roscoe, and Stamford.
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 Winters turned in an enrollment of 149.
District 6-2A Div. II