The University Interscholastic League announced its biennial Realignment and Reclassification for 2016-2018 Monday morning.
Carroll is moving to District 5-6A and will join four schools from Lewisville ISD: Lewisville, Marcus, Flower Mound and Hebron. The Dragons will also rejoin Trinity and L.D. Bell (all three are in the current 7-6A) and add Byron Nelson.
This new eight-team district includes five programs with football state championships – Carroll, Trinity, Marcus, Hebron and Lewisville. This is the second year of Class 6A and will mark four consecutive years Carroll is paired with Trinity and Bell. This is the official alignment for football and basketball.
One notable subtraction will be Coppell as Carroll loses its long-time rival, which will move to District 9-6A.
The Dragons’ new bi-district will be 6-5A which includes Allen and Denton Guyer. Teams from this district will pair against Carroll’s district in the first round of the playoffs.
Carroll will also have a new-look non-district schedule in football. The Dragons will have home games vs. Tulsa Union and Martin and will play on the road at Rockwall. The Dragons will scrimmage Arlington High School.