McKinney ISD Athletics Director Shawn Pratt told TownSquareBuzz.com that he expects McKinney Boyd to move to the new Class 6A as the University Interscholastic League realigns for the period of 2014-16.
Also expected is for McKinney High to remain in Class 5A, where the Lions’ athletics program will likely reunite with McKinney North in the same district once again.
Schools will find out when the new districts are released at 9 a.m. Monday, but for now the Dallas Morning News studied the statewide likelihoods and released their own predictions.
DMN predicts Boyd to be in 8-6A along with Denton Ryan, Denton Guyer, Allen, Plano, Plano East and Plano West. “With 63 schools and only eight districts (in 6A), someone is going to have to have just seven schools,” the story published Saturday states. “If this pairing came to fruition, having a majority of teams make the football playoffs would be little consolation for the difficulty of the district.”
DMN predicts MHS and North to be in 10-5A along with Denison, Carrollton Creekview, Carrollton Newman Smith, Lovejoy, Sherman and The Colony. “Carrollton ISD’s two 5A schools could move into the Dallas ISD districts … but if not, there are few other places for them to go. With Wichita Falls’ two schools needing partners out west, it pulls nearby schools such as Denton, Lake Dallas and Grapevine away.”
Stay tuned to TSB for a full report of the new alignments Monday.