UIL Realignment Creates Change for FISD Schools

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

District 9-5A

Frisco

Lone Star

Reedy

Wakeland

Carrollton Creekview

Carrollton Newman Smith

Carrollton R.L. Turner

The Colony

District 10-5A

Centennial

Emerson

Heritage

Independence

Lebanon Trail

Liberty

Memorial

District 11-4A

Panther Creek

Anna

Aubrey

Carrollton Ranchview

Celina

Van Alstyne

Districts for Football

5A Division I District 6-5A

Frisco

Centennial

Heritage

Lebanon Trail

Liberty

Lone Star

Reedy

Wakeland

Sherman

5A Division II District 3-5A

Argyle

Carrollton Creekview

Denton

Emerson

Independence

Memorial

Lake Dallas

4A Division I District 7-4A

Panther Creek

Carrollton Ranchview

Celina

Dallas Carter

Dallas Hutchins

Dallas Pinkston

North Dallas


 

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