“Of course, if enrollment were the tell-tale sign the UIL would just hand out the trophy to the biggest school each year and the games wouldn’t matter. It doesn’t work that way though.
“I feel the district we were aligned with – Albany, Baird, Cross Plains, Gorman, Ranger and Perrin is a solid district. There are some good coaches and some good programs in that group and that will make for some entertaining Friday nights.
“Most of these schools are familiar to us. Prior to the UIL dividing our class into divisions we had several of these schools in our district. Geographically, it makes sense for us to align with this group and was what I was expecting for the most part.
“Hopefully, having played in a couple of pretty tough districts the last four years has prepared us to play at a high level as we move into our new district.
Gordon head football coach Joe Kostiha is excited to be paired in a district with Strawn once again, just like when he played for the Longhorns.
“We are incredibly excited to be in the district with such prestigious programs,” Kostiha said. “We realize with four out of five schools being playoff teams we have a challenge in front of us. And that is a challenge we are welcoming.”