The day after: Thoughts on the new 6-6A

The UIL announced the new districts for its realignment at the Birdville Fine Arts Complex in North Richland Hills on Monday, February 1, 2016. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News)

The UIL announced the new districts for its realignment at the Birdville Fine Arts Complex in North Richland Hills on Monday, February 1, 2016. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News)

In Sunday’s┬ápaper, I wrote about some possible scenarios for Guyer in the newest district alignment following Monday’s biennial UIL realignment. The most logical of the bunch seemed to be a pairing that featured the four schools from Lewisville ISD (all in Denton County) along with old district foes Trophy Club Nelson, Coppell and Southlake Carroll.

It seemed to be a great idea and the most logical way to put Guyer alone in 6A in terms of Denton ISD schools. But as we all know, logic doesn’t always make the cut when it comes to realignment, and the result for Guyer was shocking to pretty much everyone.

Instead, Guyer ended up in the new District 6-6A, not with the Lewisville ISD schools, Nelson and Carroll, but instead with Allen, three Plano schools, two McKinney schools and Wylie??? That means Guyer’s closest trip for a district game will be a 26.6-mile trip through rush hour traffic to Plano West. (Flower Mound Marcus, for instance, would’ve been 7.2 miles). Continue reading

Guyer, Wichita Falls soccer in on March Madness

Michigan State and UConn are squaring off for a trip to Arlington for the Final Four. They'll also decide when Guyer and Wichita Falls will play their playoff soccer game.

Guyer, the defending Class 4A state champion, will play Wichita Falls in the Class 4A Region I girls sectional round of the soccer playoffs at Saginaw’s Rough Rider Stadium, this much we know.

That’s where things get really interesting, however, as Guyer girls coach Kenny Blevins and the Wichita Falls ISD AD decided to make their flip for Thursday or Friday a bit more fun than the usual ZIP code game that’s traditionally employed by coaches “flipping” without a coin in the presence of each other.

Guyer wants to play the game on Thursday, and Wichita Falls wants the game on Friday. The two sides will allow a couple of college basketball teams in Madison Square Garden, a 1,600-mile drive from Rough Rider Stadium, to make the decision for them. As Michigan State and UConn battle it out for a trip to DFW next weekend for the Final Four, their outcome will decide when the teams will play at Saginaw.

If the combined final score of the game, which is at halftime as I type this, is an even number, Guyer wins the flip and the teams will play Thursday. If it’s an odd number, the Lady Coyotes win, and the game is on Friday.