DQ Blog

Oct 17, 2009

Is Amarillo High headed to Class 4A? Bet the house on it

Let's take a quick timeout from this incredible football season we have been experiencing and delve into the future.

As in the next UIL realignment in February.

Schools throughout Texas turned in their official enrollment numbers last week and I'm telling you we are in store for some serious change in the Texas Panhandle.

Topping the list is the 2,089 number turned in by Amarillo High. Two years ago AHS handed the UIL a number of 2,111 and the cutoff between Class 5A and Class 4A was 2,085.

I know. AHS sits a measly four above that number.

If history repeats itself, AHS is a lock to head to Class 4A. Did you read that? A lock.

That's because at the last UIL realignment in 2008 the Class 5A number jumped 100 from 1985 to 2,085. Back in 2004-2006 the number was at 1925 meaning a leap of 60.

You have to go all the way back to the 1990-92 realignment to find a situation where AHS would not move into Class 4A. At that realignment the number actually dropped by 10.

Now, don't get caught up with the fact Tascosa turned in something close to 2,140. So the Rebs would need a jump in the neighborhood of 65 to make the move to Class 4A.

Many think the UIL would NEVER take one of our 5A schools and leave the other in 5A.

That's baloney.

The UIL could care less about historic rivalries, after all, the AISD already has two teams in Class 4A with Caprock and Palo Duro. What's the big deal with a third?


Pack you bags Amarillo High. It's bye, bye Class 5A. Hello Class 4A.

1 comment:

rooroo678 said...

Have an idea about River Road, Pampa, or Dumas if they'll be 3A?
If Amarillo High moves down you think Abilene High moves back west to keep it a 10 team district?