The first step in the three-part process that is the University Interscholastic League’s biennial realignment happened on Friday with what is known as Snapshot Day.


Schools will be placed in classifications and districts based on the enrollment numbers at the high school level on Snapshot Day. Here are the Texomaland enrollments with the plus-minus number being the change since the 2016 realignment:


Sherman 1,878 +38.5


Denison 1,312 +4


Anna 922 +136


Melissa 827 +168


Celina 797 +95


Bonham 488 -31


Van Alstyne 469 +3


Whitesboro 457 +3


Pottsboro 428 -8


Pilot Point 424 -9


Howe 341 +12


Callisburg 332 -25


Gunter 296 +43


Leonard 291 +10


S&S 274 -5


Whitewright 272 +25


Bells 262 +45.5


Blue Ridge 231 +36


Tom Bean 205 -1


Wolfe City 204 +12


Honey Grove 197 +18


Collinsville 175 -19


Trenton 165 +7


Tioga 141 +37.5


Savoy 75 -17


Fannindel 49 -10


Now the second step of the process comes next month when the UIL will officially announce the cutoffs for each classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A) as well as the cutoffs for the football divisions (1A Division I, 1A Division II, 2A Division I, 2A Division II, 3A Division I, 3A Division II, 4A Division I, 4A Division II, 5A Division I, 5A Division II) before the districts are announced in early February.


Here’s what we know will happen:


Sherman and Denison will be split from district football for the first time since 1993. Sherman will be in 5A Division I and Denison will be 5A Division II. The Battle of the Ax will still take place in non-district play. The other Sherman-Denison sports will still be in the same district.


All of the Class 4A football teams, except for Bonham, will be in Division I. Anna and Gainesville were already there and Celina and Melissa will be moving up from Division II. If Anna keeps growing like it is, the Coyotes might find themselves in Class 5A in the 2020 realignment. And Melissa won’t be far behind its neighbor to the north.


Bonham is barely going to be a 4A school and might end up in 3A depending on the cutoff. The Warriors turned in 488 and the 3A/4A cutoff last time was 479. If it goes up enough, or there is enough growth that Bonham gets jumped by some people, they could move down.


Gunter probably only has one more cycle as a Class 3A Division II team. The Tigers jumped up to just under 300 (296) and the dividing point last time was 318.


After four years as a 2A program, Bells is going back up to Class 3A. The school is way over the 3A/2A cutoff from two years ago (220). And it looks like the Panthers will have some company. Blue Ridge turned in 231, which is over the 2A cutoff but close enough that they will be very interested to see where the line gets drawn. Tom Bean, which dropped down to 2A in the last realignment, will stay there after turning in a number under the old cutoff.


Tioga will be moving up to Class 2A after turning in 141. The 1A/2A cutoff was 104.9 last time. The Bulldogs almost skipped over Class 2A Division II football entirely as they go from six- to 11-man. Last year that cutoff was 157.


Fannindel will go from a 1A Division I football team to Division II. Last time the Falcons made Division I by one student.