By Bob Kowalski
Mansfield ISD’s athletic teams will see changes on the opposing sideline when the teams compete beginning next fall.
The University Interscholastic League released its biennial realignment Tuesday, and the field looks drastically different for Mansfield’s teams for the next two school years.
First off, Timberview drops from Class 5A Division I to 5A Division II, joining Summit in a nine-team football district that spans the north and south of the Metroplex. The other teams in District 3-5A DII are Arlington Seguin, Burleson, Argyle, The Colony, Everman, Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine.
For basketball season, Burleson Centennial, Cleburne and Joshua join District 8-5A, replacing Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine, who move to District 6. The same district setup serves for volleyball season also.
Lake Ridge, Legacy and Mansfield remained in Class 6A for football, basketball and volleyball, landing in District 3 with Crowley, Boswell, North Crowley and Weatherford. Gone from their schedules are perennial state football powers Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville.
For the complete breakdown of the realignment, visit www.realignment.utexas.edu.
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