UIL realignment: Major shakeups for Brandeis, NEISD, NISD; Judson-Steele area district gets stronger

(Brandeis quarterback Jordan Battles.)
(Brandeis quarterback Jordan Battles.) (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – There were some major shakeups in San Antonio area high school athletics on Monday when district realignments were revealed for the UIL 2020-2022 seasons.

The biggest move in football was Northside ISD schools Brandeis and Clark realigned to play the North East ISD schools in District 28-6A.

That district already features schools such as Reagan, Johnson, Roosevelt, Churchill and Madison.

The nine remaining NISD schools were placed in District 29-6A. Harlan is the newcomer while Brennan, O’Connor and Warren remain together.

Brandeis head coach David Branscom and O’Connor head coach David Malesky both confirmed Monday that the two rivals would continue their series and play in the season-opener for both schools.

One of the strongest districts in the state, District 27-6A, appeared to have gotten stronger with the addition of Wagner to the likes of Judson, Steele, Clemens and Smithson Valley.

Wagner has had deep playoff runs in the past two seasons in 5A. South San is a newcomer to this district as well.

In 5A Division I, the San Antonio ISD schools were placed with the Edgewood ISD schools.

That district is now comprised of Brackenridge, Burbank, Edison, Highlands, Sam Houston, Jefferson, Lanier, Kennedy and Memorial.

Veterans Memorial, Harlandale, McCollum, Seguin and Canyon were realigned with four Austin area schools to create District 12 in 5A-DI. Canyon High School moved down from 6A to 5A.

District 15 in 5A Division II remains competitive and relatively the same.

Boerne Champion, Medina Valley, Floresville, Kerrville Tivy, Lockhart and Alamo Heights remain together.


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