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First Practices underway for the 2022 Texas High School Football Season

By Ruben Rodriguez
La Feria News

With Football season just around the corner, teams across the Rio Grande Valley are already getting in gear with their summer workouts. After the 2022 UIL Realignment that shook up the Valley in February, the 2022 TXHSFB season is expected to be a fun one. Here is a district-by-district look at what to expect in 2022.

Starting off with the 6A’s we look at 32-6A, which will be a lot smaller with the departure of Harlingen South and Donna North down to 5A. Teams to look out for are Harlingen, Los Fresnos, San Benito, and Weslaco. In 31-6A, which has also become a six-team district with the losses of Edinburg Vela, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, and PSJA North to 5A. Mission, Edinburg, La Joya, and PSJA look to punch their ticket to the postseason.

Down to 5A, we look at four districts and two divisions. Starting off with District 16-5A Division one which will welcome two new neighbors in Harlingen South and Donna North, adding to what will already be an extremely competitive district. Harlingen South, Donna, Brownsville Veterans, and Weslaco East will all be in a shootout to compete for the 16-5A D1 throne. In Division two, Three teams with a lot of history again will compete in the same District. Mission Veterans, Sharyland, and Pioneer all look to dominate in division two. PSJA Memorial will also be expected to get into the mix.

Now looking at 15-5A Division one, Edinburg Vela, PSJA North, and La Joya Juarez-Lincoln enter the picture, adding to an already powerhouse district, The McAllen trio of Rowe, Memorial and McHi will be competing with Vela, and PSJA North for the District crown. In division two, four RGV teams will tangle with two Coastal Bend Teams. For the RGV, Brownsville Porter, Mercedes, Valley View, and Edcouch-Elsa will go against Gregory-Portland and CC Flour Bluff.

Down to 16-4A Division one, La Feria, Hidalgo, and Zapata will be slotted with Alice, Calallen, and Tuloso-Midway to comprise an RGV-Coastal Bend District. In 16-4A Division 2, Four teams will compete for seeding as Raymondville, Port Isabel, Bishop, and La Grulla will face off in one of the smallest districts in recent years.
District 16-3A Division one will be Falfurrias, Lyford, Progreso, Rio Hondo, San Diego, and Santa Gertrudis Academy will go at it. In Division two, a tough district that featured Banquete, George West, Hebbronville, Monte Alto, Odem, Santa Rosa, and Taft will face off in old-school gridiron football.
Last but not least we look at 16-2A Division two, Ben Bolt, Freer, La Villa, Premont, Riviera-Kaufer and Santa Maria will be in a tough district out in the 2A classification.

With a lot of Talent across the RGV, expect an exciting year on the Gridiron in 2022. As teams continue to prepare for Week 1, the excitement will slowly continue to build as well.

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