Devine and Hondo will once again be facing off as District foes for at least the next two seasons.
The University Interscholastic League announced District realignments for the 2018-2020 seasons last Thursday, Feb. 1, and Devine and Hondo are in the same District for football, volleyball, and basketball.
Realignments are based on enrollment figures provided to the UIL by individual school districts.
Hondo joins a Conference 4A Division II District 14 that is mostly unchanged from the past two seasons. In addition to Devine, Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, Pearsall, and Poteet remain in the District.
Natalia remains in District 15-3A DII with Dilley, Nixon-Smiley, Poth, Skidmore-Tynan, and Stockdale.
Lytle was bumped down to Conference 3A and joins Cotulla, Jourdanton, Karnes City, Marion, SA Cole, and Universal City Randolph in District 14-3A DI.
The Pirates had previously been part of Devine’s District 14-4A DII.
Somerset moved up to Conference 5A and is in District 15-5A DII with Alice, Corpus Christi Calallen, Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway, Gregory-Portland, Port Lavaca Calhoun, and SA Southside.
Volleyball and Basketball
Devine is in District 29-4A along with Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, Pearsall, and new addition Hondo.
Natalia and Lytle will resume their rivalry in District 30-3A with Cotulla, Dilley, Jourdanton, and the Laredo Harmony School of Excellence.
Somerset joins District 28-5A with Medina Valley, Floresville, Uvalde, Eagle Pass Winn, Northside Harlan, SA Southside, SA Southwest, and Southwest Legacy.
Realignments for all conferences are available on the UIL’s website at uiltexas.org.
By Marly Davis