FISD Athletics Teams Flourished in Fall with New UIL Alignments

When the UIL unveiled its new athletic alignments in February, Frisco ISD welcomed the change that went into effect for the 2022-23 season. That’s because moving FISD teams into three UIL districts for most sports would allow more postseason opportunities for student-athletes.

Now that the fall season is complete, those added opportunities can be quantified.

During the fall of the 2021-22 school year, 13 FISD teams qualified for the postseason in football, team tennis and volleyball. During the fall season recently completed, that number expanded to 25. Even factoring in the addition of two more varsity high school athletics programs, Emerson and Panther Creek, it’s a substantial increase.

Frisco ISD playoff qualifiers

  • 2021 Football: 5 (from two 5A districts)

  • 2022 Football: 7 (from two 5A districts, one 4A district)

  • 2021 Team Tennis: 4 (from one 5A district)

  • 2022 Team Tennis: 9 (from two 5A districts, one 4A district)

  • 2021 Volleyball: 4 (from one 5A district)

  • 2022 Volleyball: 9 (from two 5A districts, one 4A district)

Additionally, more cross country runners qualified for the 5A regional meet this year because there were twice as many opportunities to advance from two districts than from last year’s one district. The UIL athletics alignments are in effect for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. Check out more on them here

A rundown of how FISD teams did in the fall can be found in the recently updated Athletics results archives. Fans can check in with how FISD teams are doing in the winter season at the District Standings page.

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