“We are excited about the new places and new faces,” said SSHS Athletic Director and Football Head Coach Gregg Owens as the new district alignments were announced Thursday morning. Owens said, “It will be a new challenge with new teams, but the biggest challenge [for football] will be the nine (9) team district.” He said a team must win a lot of games to get in the playoffs. “It’s really exciting because it’s different,” he said.
Wildcat football will play a two game non-district 2018 schedule that includes Frisco Wakeland and Lucus-Lovejoy.
Sulphur Springs Wildcats will be making new travel plans for the 2018-2019 football season and volleyball and basketball plans will be changed but not match football. Texas UIL alignments have been announced and the Wildcats will be in 5A Division II – District 8 with Corsicana, Ennis, Forney, Greenville, Kaufman, North Forney, Royse City, and Terrell. The former district will now be District 9 including Hallsville, Jacksonville, Lindale, Longview Pine Tree, Mt Pleasant, Nacogdoches, and Whitehouse. Now, basketball for Wildcats and Lady Cats as well as volleyball will be in District 15 with Greenville, Royce City, Lindale, Mt Pleasant, and Texas High.
Here are the new districts for Hopkins County and area schools for the next two years beginning new school year fall 2018. Miller Grove and Yantis are in Class A District 23 in Region 3 with Dodd City, Ector, Fruitvale, Fannindel, Roxton and Savoy. Saltillo and Sulphur Bluff are in Class A District 24 in Region 3 with Avery, Avinger, Bloomburg and Union Hill. For Cumby, in football, they are in Class 2A Division II District 9 in Region 3 with Campbell, Era, Muenster and Tioga. For other sports, Cumby is in Class 2A District 14 in Region 2 with Campbell, Como-Pickton, Martin’s Mill, Quinlan Boles and North Hopkins. Como-Pickton, in football, is in Class 2A, Division I, District 6 in Region 2 with Rivercrest, Honey Grove, Quinlan Boles and Wolfe City. Mount Vernon, in football is in Class 3A, Division I in District 7 in Region 2 with Atlanta, Hooks, Hughes Springs, Jefferson, New Boston and Redwater. In other sports, Mount Vernon is in Class 3A, District 13 in Region 2 with Commerce, Cooper, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, Paris Chisum, Prairiland and Winnsboro. Winnsboro, for football in in Class 3A in Division I, District 8 with Gladewater, Gladewater Sabine, Mineola, West Rusk, Tatum and White Oak.