Fort Stockton, Iraan see few changes in realignment


FORT STOCKTON — Fort Stockton and Iraan saw minimal changes in the recent UIL realignment as both teams take on familiar opponents during the respective district seasons for football, basketball, and volleyball.

Placed in District 1-4ADII for football, Fort Stockton will match up with Lamesa, Monahans, Pecos, Sweetwater and Midland Greenwood for the third realignment in a row. Snyder is the lone newcomer to fill out the seven-team district, replacing Seminole, this past season’s district champion. Snyder took fourth in their respective five-team district last season.

The Panthers are placed in District 2-4A for both basketball and volleyball with Andrews, Monahans, Pecos and Seminole. Seminole replaces Midland Greenwood from the last realignment.

For playoff purposes, District 1-4ADII matches up with District 2-4ADII in the bi-district round. Those teams are Borger, Dalhart, Levelland, Lubbock Estacado and Perryton. Basketball and volleyball are similar, as District 1-4A and District 2-4A face off in the bi-district round. Teams in District 1-4A are Clint, Clint Mountain View, Fabens and San Elizario.

The Iraan Braves has been moved to District 1-2ADII with Van Horn and Wink to form a four-team football district with McCamey. In the last realignment, the trio of Iraan, Van Horn and Wink were in a district with Irion County and Menard. The Braves have just one district defeat since 2013, a 27-21 loss against Menard last season.

In basketball, Iraan remains in District 6-2A with Fort Hancock, McCamey, Van Horn and Wink. El Paso Da Vinci replaces Anthony from the last realignment.

For playoff purposes, District 1-2ADII takes on District 2-2ADII teams in bi-district round. Those teams include Bovina, Farwell, Plains, Seagraves, Sudan and Earth Springlake. For basketball, District 6-2A takes on District 5-2A in the bi-district round. Those teams include Plains, Seagraves, Smyer, Sundown and Tahoka.