With all the cancellations around high school sports this spring, one of the things that also was cancelled was spring football.
For many programs, like North Shore, that is a right of passage of the East Side of Houston. For many its time to start answering roster questions for the next season and working on fundamentals when they have the time to do it in the spring.
A few weeks ago, VYPE Media gathered some of the top football coaches in Houston - Jon Kay (North Shore), Craig Stump (Atascocita), John Snelson (Dickinson), Shaun McDowell (Foster) and Cedric Hardeman (Conroe) - to discuss some of the big questions surrounding their programs and more as we push through this pandemic.
Let's boil down the Class 6A football reclassification as it relates to the Greater Houston area.
District 21-6A becomes the new power conference with North Shore (back-to-back Class 6A DI state champs), Atascocita (2019 Region III finalist) and West Brook (2018 Class 6A DII state runner up).
The big winners were Deer Park and Channelview, who move to District 22-6A. While it will be tough to schedule for District 13-6A with six teams, it means that only two teams don't make the postseason.
Another interesting note is now Houston represents half of Region II (4 of 8 districts) and all of Region III.
District 13-6A -- Are Conroe schools plus Willis.
District 14-6A -- Are the Spring and Aldine schools again. No change there.
District 15-6A -- Are the Klein and Tomball schools. Tomball moves up to Class 6A.
District 16-6A -- An all-Cy Fair district. Cy Falls moves over to replace Tomball Memorial.
District 17-6A -- CFISD and Spring Branch ISD. Cy Falls moves out.
District 18-6A -- Remains all HISD schools.
District 19-6A -- Remains all Katy ISD schools.
District 20-6A -- Mostly Fort Bend ISD. Kempner moves to Class 5A. George Ranch moves in.
District 21-6A -- Lots of movement here. North Shore, CE King and West Brook stay. Deer Park, United (5A), Channelview, La Porte (5A) and Sterling (5A) move out. Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood and Summer Creek move IN.
District 22-6A -- Deer Park and Channelview move in with the Pasadena schools.
District 23-6A -- Strake Jesuit, Alief ISD and Pearland ISD remain. Out goes George Ranch. In comes Alvin and Shadow Creek (from 5A).
District 24-6A -- Clear Creek ISD and Dickinson remain. Alvin moves out to make room for Brazoswood coming up from Class 5A.