By Bob Kowalski
The UIL’s realignment process moves schools in classification every two years, usually with minimal impact on the Mansfield ISD. That’s not the case this year.
In the realignment released this week, Legacy moves up to Class 6A, joining Mansfield and Lake Ridge in a football district that includes longtime rivals Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville. Waxahachie also is part of District 11-6A, which adds Dallas Skyline.
Summit, which for the past two seasons has advanced to the Class 5A Division I state semifinal in football, drops to 5A Division II, joining District 5-5A, which stretches to Corsicana, along with Arlington Seguin, Burleson, Ennis, Everman, Joshua and Midlothian Heritage.
Timberview moves up to Class 5A Division I, with new district foes Carrollton Newman Smith, Carrollton Turner, four Dallas ISD schools (Adams, Molina, Sunset and W.T. White) and two Birdville ISD schools (Birdville and Richland).
In volleyball, District 11-6A mirrors the football district, with Mansfield, Lake Ridge and Legacy joined by Cedar Hill, Dallas Skyline, DeSoto, Duncanville and Waxahachie.
In 5A volleyball, Summit and Timberview are in District 8, with Arlington Seguin, Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Cleburne, Joshua, Midlothian and Midlothian Heritage.
These alignments stay in place through the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years.
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