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UIL Realignment Brings Changes for McKinney North while Boyd and MHS Remain in Familiar District 5-6A

Press Release|
Shane Mauldin|
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
McKinney Boyd in a game against Allen High School on Friday, October 1, 2021 at McKinney ISD Stadium. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/

McKinney Boyd in a game against Allen High School on Friday, October 1, 2021 at McKinney ISD Stadium. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/

McKinney, Texas – Last week, as news of frigid temperatures and wintry precipitation arrived in North Texas, so too did highly anticipated news of a different sort—the UIL realignment that will determine districts for Texas high school athletics competition for the 2022–2024 school years.

Announced by UIL on Thursday, Feb. 3, the district realignment kept McKinney Boyd High School and McKinney High School together among familiar company in District 5-6A, which kept its seven schools from the previous two years, but added Prosper Rock Hill.

MHS ball carrier runs away from a tackler who is on the ground

McKinney Lions play in a game against the Prosper Eagles in a football game at Children’s Health Stadium in Prosper, Texas on October 08, 2021. (Photo by Matt Pearce/Buzz Photos)

District 5-6A (2022–2024)
Allen, Denton Braswell, Denton Guyer, Little Elm, McKinney, McKinney Boyd, Prosper, Prosper Rock Hill

MISD Director of Athletics Jennifer Frazier was pleased that Boyd and MHS will continue among that competitive grouping. “We are excited to remain in our 5-6A district for McKinney High and McKinney Boyd. We have great athletic relationships with our neighbors in Denton, Allen, Prosper and Little Elm, and we expect to experience another 2 years of tough competition in that district.”

McKinney North High School football will face a reconfigured, but still tough, 7-5A Division I district that became even more geographically broad as Lufkin was added to a group that already included Longview and Tyler, creating a trio of far-flung opponents for North that are each more than 100 miles away.

North ball carrier runs toward a hole in the line as teammates block

The McKinney North Bulldogs play in a game against the Longview Lobos at McKinney ISD Stadium in McKinney, Texas on October 28, 2021. (Photo by Matt Pearce/Buzz Photos)

District 7-5A, Division I (Football)
Forney, Lancaster, Longview, Lufkin, McKinney North, North Mesquite, Tyler, West Mesquite

“McKinney North’s new district is not new territory for us,” said Frazier. “We have become accustomed to traveling east to play football, and the new alignment for 2022-2024 is no different, except that we’ll also now have to go south to play Lancaster. The district is unbelievably tough in the football arena, as McKinney North will face formidable opponents weekly.”

In non-football competition, McKinney North landed in district 13-5A, which includes some familiar schools from the previous alignment, plus two new opponents for the Bulldogs.

McKinney North’s Lily Nicholson (12) sets the ball during a match against Rock Hill High School on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at McKinney North High School. In the new UIL realignment, Rock Hill has moved out of North’s district. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/

“Our 5A non-football conference added two new neighbors that we have not been previously aligned with in Melissa High School and Greenville High School. They both bring excitement to the competition McKinney North has already faced. In 13-5A, we have aligned easily up and down Highway 75 and across Highway 380 to form an exciting new district.”

District 13-5A (Non-Football)
Denison, Greenville, Lucas Lovejoy, McKinney North, Melissa, Princeton, Sherman

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