Wildcats and Lady Cats New 4A Districts Announced

On Thursday, Feb. 3 the UIL announced the new districts for Texas.

Wildcats football now play in District 8-4A of Division I and play Anna, Mabank, Nevada Community, Paris and Kaufman.

The new district for football has Sulphur Springs play two schools from East Texas (Paris, Mabank) and three more from the outskirts of the DFW metroplex in Anna, Kaufman and Nevada Community.

For non-football sports such as basketball, the Wildcats and Lady Cats are now in District 15 of 4A and play a few familiar foes in:

  • Paris
  • Paris’s North Lamar
  • Pittsburg
  • Texarkana’s Liberty Eylau
  • Texarkana’s Pleasant Grove

While Sulphur Springs plays three nearby teams, two of which are from Paris, two of the other schools in the non-football district are out east in Texarkana.

Even so, for Wildcats and Lady Cats fans drive times decrease by an average of almost 30 minutes.

In current District 15-5A, the total driving to each of the six schools Sulphur Springs currently plays is 537 minutes, or just shy of nine hours for an average drive time of 90 minutes.

In the newly announced district, it drops to 340 for an average of just over an hour.

The news dropped early December that Sulphur Springs dropped down to 4A in the new realignment.

Next round of realignments come after the 2023-2024 school year.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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