By Larry Lamb
The University Interscholastic League's highly anticipated 2018-2020 district alignments were released at 9 a.m. Thursday.
In football, Crockett will compete in District 11-3A DI with Coldspring-Oakhurst, Diboll, Elkhart Franklin, Palestine Westwood and Trinity.
Lovelady and Grapeland will district football rivals starting next year. District 12-2A DII will include Colmesneil, Evadale, Grapeland, Lovelady, Sabine Pass, Saratoga West Hardin and Burkeville.
District alignments for other sports involving Houston County schools are:
The Crockett Lady Bulldogs will compete in District 20-3A with Buffalo, Elkhart, Frankston, Groesbeck, Palestine Westwood and Teague.
Grapeland and Latexo volleyballers will be in District 21-2A, which includes Cayuga, Kerens, Malakoff Cross Roads, Neches, Oakwood and Trinidad.
The Lovelady Lady Lions' opponents in District 22-2A will be Centerville, Iola, Jewett Leon, Normangee, North Zulch and Richards.
Kennard moves to District 23-2A. which includes Colmesneil, Groveton, Apple Springs, Chester, Goodrich and Leggett.
Crockett hoopsters will have a completely new district lineup starting next year. District 20-3A will consist of Buffalo, Crockett, Elkhart, Frankston, Groesbeck, Palestine Westwood and Teague.
Lovelady, Grapeland and Latexo's opponents in District 20-2A will be Centerville, Groveton, Jewett Leon and Slocum.
In basketball, Kennard will compete in District 28-A with Apple Springs, Chireno, Groveton Centerville, LaRue LaPoynor, Laneville, Neches, Oakwood and Wells.