San Diego gets its wish; they are 2A

After the 2006 UIL district realignment was released, San Diego school officials felt like they had been dealt a bad hand.

The enrollment figures they submitted put the school just a few students above Class 2A. That mean San Diego was going to have to deal with bigger 3A schools and a district which stretched to the Rio Grande Valley.

This time around, the school district received the news it wanted to here. Beginning this August, San Diego is in 2A which coaches say will give the Vaqueros a more even playing field across the board.

They enter 32-2A with Bishop, Donna Idea Academy, Hebbronville, Premont, Riviera, Santa Maria and Santa Rosa.

For as long as anyone can remember, the 5A district which contained Corpus Christi ISD's five schools was appropriately, but unofficially referred to as "the Corpus Christi district." It was correct too since aside from a few occasional outsiders like Alice, Gregory-Portland, Kingsville and Victoria, it was the CCISD schools that made up the conference. After Friday, if there is a "Corpus Christi district," it is District 30-4A now that Miller, Moody and Ray call it home. With their addition to a district which also includes Beeville, Gregory-Portland, Port Lavaca-Calhoun and Rockport-Fulton, 30-4A's competitiveness should rival that of 31-4A. And as for Carroll and King the only CCISD schools left in 5A it's going to be a tough going for the next two years. They, along with Victoria Memorial, are now grouped with powerhouses like Converse Judson.

Robstown High School's move to 3A takes their athletic program from one great district to another. Outside of probably only baseball, a competitive edge may be hard to find in 31-3A. The other teams there are Aransas Pass, Falfurrias, Ingleside, Mathis, Orange Grove, Sinton and West Oso.

There's one thing certain for Freer High School for the next two years travel. Since San Diego moved into 32-2A, it pushed Freer out to 31-2A, a conference which also has Cotulla, Dilley, George West, Jourdanton, Natalia and Three Rivers.

pete.garcia@aliceechonews.com