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Realignment set for area schools

The University Interscholastic League (UIL), the governing body of high school athletics in Texas, released its biennial district realignment for football, basketball and volleyball for the 2022-24 seasons last Thursday morning.
Vernon dropped down to 3A Division 1, along with Iowa Park, and will join Jim Ned, Bowie, Breckenridge and Clyde in District 3-3A Division I for football.
Vernon ISD superintendent Jeff Byrd was happy that the Lions will avoid traveling to the Panhandle.
“This is the district we felt we would be in,” he said, adding that “Jim Ned and Iowa Park will be tough.”
Jim Ned won state a couple of years ago.”
The superintendent said that school districts are still waiting for the release of spring sports. Right now, he said, team Tennis in the Fall will be Class 4A, while individual tennis next spring 2023 will be 3A. Wrestling will continue in 5A, but it is possible that the UIL will add a 4A for wrestling in the future.
Vernon football schedule
Dates have not been finalized, but Byrd said that the drawing of opponents for the 2022 football season has occurred and opponents are known, though some changes could still occur.
The Lions will scrimmage with Henrietta and Snyder.
The Lions will play City View, Gainesville, San Angelo Lakeview, Idalou, and Burkburnett in non-district play.
The Lions district slate will open at Clyde, host Breckinridge, play at Iowa Park, then at Jim Ned, before the season finale hosting Bowie.
Byrd said that the bye week has not been set yet, nor have the home-away sites for non-district games.
The District meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, February 10.
DISTRICT 3-3A DIVISION I – Bowie, Iowa Park, Vernon, Clyde, Jim Ned, Breckenridge
DISTRICT 4-A DIVISION I – Knox City, Spur, Valley, Northside
DISTRICT 6-A DIVISION II – Benjamin, Chillicothe, Crowell, Harrold, Paducah
DISTRICT 7-3A – City View, Henrietta, Holliday, Iowa Park, Vernon, Bowie, Jacksboro
DISTRICT 16-A – Electra, Munday, Benjamin, Chillicothe, Crowell, Harrold, Northside
DISTRICT 7-3A – City View, Henrietta, Holliday, Iowa Park, Vernon, Bowie, Jacksboro
DISTRICT 10-A – Chillicothe, Electra, Harrold, Northside

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