Realignment day is finally here! For the next two years, some teams will be in a completely different world and some will continue as regular business. Here are some of the Winner/Losers of the new districts. Again this is all my opinion.
Chapin Huskies- Up until recently, Chapin was a solid favorite to win district. Now they find themselves in a situation where they're one hiccup away from possibly not even making playoffs. While they're one of the top 5A teams, now they'll have to deal with Del Valle, Eastlake, and the two former 6A's in El Dorado and Eastwood. Chapin will continue to be successful but a year where Chapin does not make the playoffs is a possibility.
Socorro Bulldogs- Not much can be said here. Unless something miraculous happens with the talent pool or with enrollment then Socorro will continue to struggle for wins.
Riverside Rangers- Similar to Socorro, while everyone else in their district will be fighting for wins and trophies, Riverside will be scraping for district wins.
Parkland Matadors- Before everyone starts the riots, hear me out! With the new 1-5A district Parkland is a strong candidate to take the trophy. Unfortunately, after Canutillo there isn't too much more talent that will push Parkland to the edge. This could play a impact when Parkland is trying to make another playoff push. According to rumors, their non-district schedule isn't much better than their district.
District 1-5A D1- 6 team district with 4 playoff spots! There's never been a better time to make the playoffs. It'll be a fight to not be one of last two in that district.
Horizon, Hanks, and Ysleta- These programs are beginning to find a roll with their new Head Coaches. Now they'll have an opportunity to establish a winning tradition with this new district. While they will be competitive, I don't see any of these three schools beating Parkland or Canutillo, leaving them to fight it out for two playoff spots. Will definitely be fun!
District 2-5A- The removal of Chapin in the district has established Andress and Burges as the new top dogs, but it's also opened the door for El Paso, Austin, Jefferson, Bowie, and Irvin to fight each year for a playoff spot.
THE FANS: Overall, this realignment has made things interesting for this upcoming football season and no one benefits more than all the wonderful fan. Time for some Texas high school football.
EP Football Insider
Looking beyond the local districts there are some other changes to consider. 4 teams out of 6 in 5A D1 will make the playoffs, but... They will have to face the tough teams from District 2, 5A-D1 for bi-district. That includes teams such as Abilene Cooper and Lubbock Coronado.
On the other hand, Region 1 for 5A D2 looks to be fairly wide open. Parkland or Canutillo could be looking at a deep playoff run. Lubbock Cooper, Abilene Wylie and Wichita Falls Rider look to be the toughest possible opponents on the road to the state semifinals!
will never happen
This whole realignment has made changes all over Texas we now have RGV schools scheduling teams for non district they never had before like all the Permian Basin teams, they'll (32-6A) be playing both Odessa's, Midland Lee and Amarillo on week 5 so we have Montwood making a trip to Los Fresnos and then Los Fresnos will make the trip out to Permian Basin. My son's school will be playing Amarillo Tascosa at San Angelo.
Canutillo Eagles are definately winners!! The road to state has never been easier.
I agree on everything except for the Montwood game it'll be in Los Fresnos they're staying at the Island at the Pearl Hotel and Resort.
Canutillo will have one of the most hardest non district scheduled they have Eastlake, Del Valle, Coronado, Chapin, and Bel Air
Del valle might change tho