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UIL Realignment Keeps Things Close to Home with New Mix of Competition for 2024–2026

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Shane Mauldin|
Monday, February 5, 2024

McKinney, Texas – UIL released its always highly anticipated competition realignment lists on Thursday, February 1, 2024, and the new groupings bring a fresh mix of competition for the football programs at McKinney High School, McKinney Boyd and McKinney North.

Volleyball and basketball at MHS and McKinney Boyd will fall into the same alignment as football, but little has changed for North volleyball and basketball as their district remains largely intact from its previous iteration.

North running back making a cut on two would be tacklers.

McKinney North High School vs. Sherman High School on October 22, 2021, in Sherman, Texas. (Photo by John Tyler/buzzphotos.com)

In District 5-5A football, McKinney North gets a reprieve from the road trips to Tyler, Lufkin and Longview that they’ve endured for the past two years and gain a new district made up almost entirely of Frisco schools: Frisco, Frisco Centennial, Frisco Heritage, Frisco Lebanon Trail, Frisco Lone Star, Frisco Reedy, Frisco Wakeland, McKinney North and Sherman.

MHS player about to tackle Prosper player

McKinney High School vs. Prosper High School on November 2, 2023, at McKinney ISD Stadium (Photo by buzzphotos.com)

“We are excited about the new UIL alignments,” said MISD Director of Athletics Jennifer Frazier. “The alignment that impacted us the most was our McKinney North football district and the travel we have experienced during their district play. The new alignment will minimize our travel, and this will benefit our student athletes tremendously. We are grateful the UIL aligned us with schools that are closer geographically.”

Meanwhile, in District 6-6A football, McKinney High School and McKinney Boyd land in a new district that brings back some old foes from Plano as well as newcomers Princeton: Allen, McKinney, McKinney Boyd, Plano, Plano East, Plano West, Princeton, Prosper and Prosper Rock Hill.

Boyd ball carrier running with one defender behind him

McKinney Boyd vs. Rock Hill High School on Friday, October 27, 2023, at McKinney ISD Stadium. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)

“We were also pleased with the district we were assigned to for McKinney Boyd High School and McKinney High School,” Frazier said. “We have history competing with Prosper, Allen and Plano, so with the addition of Princeton High School, we believe it will be another great district with high level competition. As further alignments are released, we will continue to communicate our new districts with the community.”

North player performing a jump shot with Lovejoy player defending

McKinney North’s Kaelyn Hamilton (10) shoots against Lovejoy High School on Friday, February 2, 2024, at McKinney North. (Photo by John Tyler/buzzphotos.com)

For McKinney High School and McKinney Boyd in 6A, new new football district alignments will carry over to the volleyball and basketball programs as well, but for volleyball and basketball at North, their district alignment remains largely unchanged with Prosper Walnut Grove the only new addition to replace the departing Princeton: Anna, Denison, Greenville, Lovejoy, McKinney North, Melissa, Prosper Walnut Grove and Sherman.

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