Cy-Fair ISD schools thrilled about move to Region III
By TODD HVEEM
The Cy-Fair ISD schools were dealt a huge favor when the University Interscholastic League elected to move the 10 high schools into Region III during its biennial realignment.
Cy-Fair ISD has been one of three Houston-area districts participating in Region II for the past four years. Now, it will have to beat the teams in Houston to advance to the final four.
This is going to save us a ton of money on travel expenses,'' said Cy Creek head football coach Greg McCaig. And it is more of a natural fit.
I don't know if one region is better than the other (to compete against),'' he added. Everybody is really good. Anybody who thinks one is better than the other as far as competition is probably a little mis-informed.''
Cy-Fair ISD now will compete against Aldine and Alief ISD schools in the first round of the Region III-5A playoffs instead of taking on Round Rock or Leander.
The Aldine and Alief schools will make a very competitive district,'' McCaig said. And our longest trip would be like to the Berry Center. In today's economic times, those are the things you are most concerned with.''
Cy Creek defeated Aldine Nimitz in the first round of the Region III-5A playoffs in 2005 before losing to Katy.
It was great competition,'' McCaig said. Hopefully, we can replicate that and do a little bit better.''
McCaig said he is glad he doesn't have to make the tough decisions about which school districts to move.
We are south of the vast majority of the Klein district (which is still competing in Region II),'' McCaig said. But with so many schools (seven) moving down (to Class 4A), it is really just a balancing act. I am glad I don't have to make those decisions.''
Cy Lakes and Cy Ranch will be playing their first year of varsity football in 2010, creating the 10-team district.
We are going to have nine district games,'' McCaig said. It is going to be a big-time grind. We have the option to have two scrimmages, but I think we are just going to go with one. Nine district games makes for a long season.''
It also is a little unfair when only four teams make the playoffs.
We have made the proposal that we should get one more team in the playoffs (out of our league),'' McCaig said. It is not fair when six-team districts also get four playoff teams. Some people might go 6-3 and miss the playoffs in our league. In a six-team district, a team could conceivably go 1-4 and get in the playoffs.''
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