UIL reclassification and realignment has put Sulphur Springs and her sports teams back down to 4A-Division I.
With the classification of 545 to 1299 for 4A schools, SSHS had an enrollment of 1240 and as a result ended up being in Division I.
The new realignment goes in to effect next year and will stand until the next round of realignments in 2024.
Sulphur Springs was a 5A classification for eight years starting in 2013-14.
The Wildcats football team won their only state title in 4A back in 2008, and while the team struggled upon moving up to 5A, other sports saw prolific success such as both basketball teams and both baseball and softball.
SSHS should benefit as they will again be in the upper echelon in 4A Division-I due to an enrollment that put them shy of the next classification up.
For District 8-5A, Royse City, Forney and North Forney all joined the big leagues in 6A. Ennis, Crandall, Corsicana and Greenville all stayed put in 5A Division II.
For the current District 15-5A, five teams will stay in 5A Division II; Hallsville, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Pine tree and Texas High.
Longview is the only school from the non-football district to move up to 5A Division I.
Sulphur Springs was the only school in each district, both football and otherwise, to move down.
The cutoffs for each classification were as follows:
- 6A — 2225 and up
- 5A — 1300 to 2224
- 4A — 545 to 1299
- 3A — 250 to 544
- 2A — 105 to 249
- 1A — 104.9 and below