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Class 6A Expected to Become Reality

Texas high school football and basketball likely to add Class 6A

Class 6A - Texas high school football

The University Interscholastic League (UIL,) in their sub-committee hearings today, approved a proposal for the addition of a Class 6A.  This is not an official rule yet, simply an OK by the sub-committee.  For it to become an official UIL rule, it will need to be voted on at the next full Legislative Council in October.

If passed, it is likely to take effect at the next realignment.  The new Class 6A will not lop off the largest schools to create the class, but rather, rename Sixman (which is officially a Class 1A subdivision) to Class 1A by itself.  All of the other classifications will then go up in one class:

 

Current

Proposed

Sixman Class 1A
1A Class 2A
2A Class 3A
3A Class 4A
4A Class 5A
5A Class 6A

 

The UIL spokesman I talked with said that it is "very likely" to be passed this Fall.  It has been a long time coming and a welcome addition as far as I am concerned.

In addition, the following items were discussed in the meeting:

  • The UIL has created a task force to look into the possibility of adding a private school division.
  • They gave the go-ahead to a fourth playoff team in Class 3A.  This would lead to ALL eleven man football championship games being held a the same location as well.
  • Plus some rules about other sports (soccer, bowling)
by Chris Doelle
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One Comment

  1. river Tullis

    May 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Wouldn’t the smallest 3a schools stay 3a?

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