UIL changes District Alignment



The new 5A district changes for football and basketball.

Anjali Sundaram, Reporter

Cedar Park. Vandegrift. Vista Ridge. Leander ISD have had some of the toughest competition in the state, both in sports and academics. However, next year that will all change.

This year, CP, along with many of the other schools and their districts, are getting rezoned in order to be in compliance with the UIL laws coordinating with the population. CP will remain a 5A school, but the competition will change drastically.

No longer are we in competition with Vandegrift, who were arguably the biggest competition for CP this year. Vandegrift, along with Leander and Vista Ridge have moved up a seat, and will now be competing with the likes of Westlake and Lake Travis up in 6A.

While CP will be continue to be a 5A school district, the school will now be competing with Rouse, Bastrop, Georgetown and Hutto and other schools that are in District 19.

UIL sponsors and coaches alike have commented on the change as beneficial. District 19 is set to not only be easier, but letting sports and academics have a fair chance of going to State.

Despite this, no one has been able to comment on which school next year will be CP’s rival, as most have been decent competitors in the past. Though, one might make an educated guess to say that Georgetown will be our biggest competition.

CP will be going through a lot of changes next year along with the changes in UIL placement. With around 150 new students, not including the incoming freshman, more than three new teachers, and more classes being taken off of and added on to the list, the 2016-17 school year is set to be full of new experiences.

Click this link to check of the offical UIL District Alignment page: FB-BB-5A-2016