This year is the first to feature six classifications of schools.
The UIL added a 6A, which becomes the former 5A classification. Five-A now becomes the old 4A and so on, with the 1A level including the 6-man football schools.
Brenham, had been rumored to move to an alignment with the four Bryan and College Station schools, which will all be 5A programs. However, the UIL decided to move Brenham east of the Twin Cities schools.
The Cubs and Cubettes will once-again compete with Magnolia, Magnolia West and Waller. Joining those four schools in District 19/5A will be: Tomball, Tomball Memorial, Spring Woods and Houston Stratford.
The alignment moves Brenham back into an 8-school district and allows the football team to schedule three pre-district games: Houston Lamar, Liberty Hill and Houston Westside.
Gone from the schedule are two long-time rivals of the Cubs: Huntsville and Montgomery.
Huntsville, which the Cubs have a rivalry that extends over 70 years, moves into 18/5A with the Twin Cities schools, Caney Creek, Livingston and Willis.
Montgomery moves up to 6A.
Cubs football coach Glen West says the team tried to schedule non-district games with Huntsville and Montgomery, but was unable to.
The Cubs’ three pre-district foes will be Houston Lamar, Liberty Hill and Houston Westside.
The eight-school district also allows the Cubs to take Washington County Fair week off.
2014-16 U.I.L. ALIGNMENTS
DISTRICT 13/2A (Football)
DISTRICT 30/1A (Basketball)
LaMarque Premier Academy
DISTRICT 26/2A (Basketball)
DISTRICT 11/4A DIV. I (Football)
DISTRICT 11/4A DIV. II (Football)
DISTRICT 12/4A DIV. II (Football)
DISTRICT 21/4A (Basketball)
DISTRICT 14/3A (Football)
DISTRICT 24/3A (Basketball)