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Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 5:30 pm

Elgin’s new football district was what athletic director and head coach Jens Anderson expected after UIL released the new realignments for the 2018-2020 seasons on Feb. 1.

With one exception. 

“The new football district is similar to what we thought we would end up with. Having Brenham in our district was a bit of a surprise,” Anderson said.  

“There was one projection that had them with us, but I was surprised to see that was actually how it turned out. They are going to have some long road trips for a couple of district games.” 

Elgin was placed in the 5A-D2 District 13, which features current district carryovers Bastrop, Cedar Creek and East View, along with newcomers Brenham, Marble Falls, Leander Glenn and Pflugerville Weiss. 

Glenn and Weiss are two schools that opened in the last three years but will field a varsity football team for the first time this fall. 

The Wildcats beat Bastrop, Cedar Creek and East View twice in District 19-5A matchups the last two seasons. 

Elgin has played Brenham in pre-district matchups the last two years, losing both games, one by one point. 

Marble Falls finished last season with a 3-8 record, 1-6 in District 26-5A under first-year head coach Michael Birdwell. 

“Our district will be very competitive,” Anderson said.  

“Two new schools, Leander Glenn and Pflugerville Weiss will enter a district with us for the first time and are going to provide similar competition to the schools from their districts that have been with us in the past.” 

The Wildcats were not disappointed to see Cedar Park, Hutto, Leander Rouse and Georgetown move up to the Division 1 ranks. 

“Overall, we lost three teams that were ranked in the top 15 in the state this past season, but we are still in a district that will continue to provide tough matchups week in and week out,” Anderson said. 

This is the first year UIL split classifications in to two divisions: larger schools were put into districts as Division 1, while smaller schools were grouped in districts together as Division 2. 

Also released last week were the volleyball and basketball districts, which are different from the football districts. 

Elgin’s volleyball and basketball districts are the same and include Bastrop, Cedar Creek, East View, Georgetown, Hutto and Manor.

McDade 

McDade High School will field varsity teams for the first time this fall. The Bulldogs will play 6-man football in the 1A-D2 classification and play other sports in the 1A classification, with the exception of volleyball, which will play in the 2A classification.

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