Bear fans show their colors in support of Bridgeland ®. From left to right are: Filippo Tagliavia, Greyson Erp, Hunter Garner, Luke Brooks and Jackson Robbins. Bridgeland ® edged the Panthers, 40-32, in the first round of league play at FCU Stadium Saturday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

CYPRESS — With the biennial realignment of Texas school districts, a new All-Cypress football district was created for the upcoming two school years.

The former District 14-6A is now District 16-6A, with the addition of Cy Falls from the former 17-6A, and the subtraction of Tomball Memorial and Bryan.

Every summer, one of the first traditions in Texas high school football is getting your annual copy of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine to see where your favorite team(s) are ranked amongst the rest.

Firstly, you can order your own copy online at their website, www.texasfootball.com.

Once Cypress-Fairbanks ISD fielded more than 10 high school varsity teams, the University Interscholastic League was forced into splitting the Cypress schools into two districts for athletic and academic competitions. In 2018, those were Districts 14-6A and 17-6A, and they were also in different regions.

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Since CFISD still has 12 varsity schools, the tradition of multiple competition districts will continue. With the line splitting the districts being roughly State Highway 290, eight of the Cypress schools now form District 16-6A, and the remaining four are combined with four Spring Branch ISD teams to form District 17-6A. For the past two seasons, the pair of districts battled in a nine-way king of the hill with the No. 1 spot changing hands multiple times with the final determination of who is the district champion coming down to final week of football games of the year.

While you’ll have to purchase your own copy of Texas Football magazine for all of the details, here’s the lowdown by team and school population the UIL used to classify the schools and to determine which Class 6 playoff bracket a team would enter.

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Texas Football magazine’s 16-6A predictions

Rank School Population
1 Bridgeland ® High School 2,978
2 Cy Ranch (Division I playoff team) 3,054.5
3 Cy Falls 2,974
4 Cy Woods (Division I playoff team) 3,320.5
5 Cy Park 2,715.5
6 Cy Lakes 3,108.5
7 Langham Creek High School 2,959.5
8 Cy Springs 2,444.5

Lone Star Gridiron, one of the other key sources of preseason rankings plans to release its 2020 rankings soon. The Cypress News Review will update with that information after it’s announced.

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