The University Interscholastic League has unveiled realignments for the next two school years and the new districts represent a historic change for Frisco ISD. Reflecting the growth in the District, FISD’s high schools will be split into three athletic
districts for all sports during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years.
This will be the first time that Frisco ISD’s high schools will compete in separate 5A districts for all sports. For most sports, the District’s 11 5A high schools will be in District 9-5A (Frisco, Lone Star, Reedy and Wakeland) and District
10-5A (Centennial, Emerson, Heritage, Independence, Lebanon Trail, Liberty and Memorial), while FISD’s newest high school, Panther Creek, will be in 11-4A.
As in previous alignments, there will be different districts for football (see all district alignments below).
The new UIL alignment, and additional district, will help FISD in its goal to maximize opportunities for students. In the current 2020-22 alignment, for all sports other than football, all FISD high schools compete in one district and four playoff spots
per sport. With the additional district, it’s possible that as many as nine FISD teams in each sport could qualify for the playoffs. In individual sports, such as golf, tennis, swimming and diving, wrestling and track and field, the new alignment
will also provide more opportunities for athletes to qualify for regional competition.
“We’re excited about how the UIL realignment will benefit our students and athletic programs,” said FISD Athletic Director Grace McDowell. “The added district helps us as we strive to maximize the opportunities for our student-athletes
while competing for championships.”
Schools that are not in the same athletic district can still play each other in non-district competition and the playoffs.
UIL Realignment for 2022-24
Districts for most sports other than football
Carrollton Newman Smith
Carrollton R.L. Turner
Districts for Football
5A Division I District 6-5A
5A Division II District 3-5A
4A Division I District 7-4A