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uil logoTexas schools found out which athletic classifications they will be competing in the next two school years, but they will have to wait until February to learn their district assignments from the University Interscholastic League. 

All five Houston County schools will remain in their current classifications, according to the cutoff numbers announced Wednesday, Dec. 8.

Crockett will remain in Class 3A with a high school enrollment of 386, an increase over 357 reported two years ago.

In football, the Bulldogs will stay in class 3A Division I, which consists of schools with enrollments of 360-544.

The Bulldogs know they will lose two of their current district football opponents. Trinity and Elkhart are both dropping to class 3A DII since their enrollments have dipped to 355 and 307, respectively. Enrollments for the other schools in Crockett’s current district are Diboll (533), Coldspring (492), Huntington (489) and  Palestine Westwood (401).

Grapeland will remain in Class 2A DI football, which includes enrollments of 164.5 to 249. Grapeland reported its enrollment at 170, down from 190 two years ago. One school in the Sandies’ current football district – Alto – is dropping to class 2A DII with an enrollment of 163.

The other schools in Grapeland’s current district remaining in class 2A DI are Groveton (223), Centerville (219), Normangee (200) and Jewett Leon (205).

Lovelady will continue to compete in Class 2A DII for football with an enrollment of 148, an increase of two over the previous realignments. Class 2A DII includes enrollments of 105 to 164.4.

One school in Lovelady’s current seven-team football district is moving up to class 2A DI. Pineland West Sabine was just one student over the cutoff with an enrollment of 165.

The Lions’ other current district rivals who will remain in 2A DII are Cushing (157), Tenaha (152), Mt. Enterprise (130), Colmesneil (126) and Overton (120).

Latexo does not compete in football but will remain in class 2A for all other sports. Latexo’s enrollment is 138, an increase of 14 over two years ago.

Kennard will remain in Class 1A athletics with an enrollment of 65, which is down 13 from the previous reclassification 

The new conference cutoff numbers are as follows: 

6A: 2226 and above -- 249 schools: 249 (Basketball); 249 (Football); 247 (Volleyball) 

5A: 1300 – 2224 -- 253 schools: 252 (basketball), 251 (football), 253 (volleyball)

4A: 545-1299 -- 214 schools: 213 (basketball), 193 (football), 209 (volleyball)

3A: 250-544 -- 233 schools: 230 (basketball), 204 (football), 220 (volleyball)

2A: 105-249 -- 219 schools: 217 (basketball), 208 (football), 157 (volleyball) 

1A: 104.9 and below -- 220 schools: 218 (basketball), 148 (football), 121 (volleyball)

The 2022-24 alignments will be released Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. for football, basketball, and volleyball. District alignments for other activities will be released by the middle of March, 2022. 

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