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UIL passes new rules in High School Sports

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Austin, Texas - The University Interscholastic League (UIL) the governing body for high school sports in Texas has passed new rules for upcoming seasons.

1st: They announced that a 4th playoff team will be added in all sports in Class 3A/2A, beginning in the 2013 season.

2nd: For high school football all 10 championship games will be played on the same weekend at the same site, also beginning in the 2013 season.

3rd: Beginning with the 2014 realignment, a class 3A has been developed for soccer. (Currently teams plays in either 4A/5A classification).

4th: Beginning with the 2014 realignment, a class 6A has been created. However, it will be more of a "re-labeling" instead of a new classification.

In 2014, Six-Man will be called Class 1A, Class 1A will be called Class 2A, all the way up the ladder where current Class 5A will called 6A.

All of the changes are subject to approval by the Commissioner of Education, which is expected.

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