Realignment shrinks Bulldogs football district
Starting next year for the 2024-2025 season, the Marlin Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs sports team will be having a new set of district opponents.
As of now, the UIL has posted the new district reclassification and realignment for football, basketball, and volleyball. Marlin will not switch conferences and will remain in 2A.
First up, the Marlin football team. The Bulldogs will remain in 2A Division 1, but they will be moving from Region 2 District 8 to Region 4 District 13. The number of teams in their district also shrunk from seven to five, losing Valley Mills and Bosqueville. The rest of the district will remain the same: Bruceville-Eddy, Crawford, Moody, Riesel, and Rosebud-Lott.
Up next is the volleyball team. The Lady Bulldogs will have no changes whatsoever. They will remain in Region 2 District 16, and will have the same four opponents. Those teams will be Chilton, Riesel, Rosebud-Lott, and Bremond.
Last there is the basketball teams. The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will remain in Region 3, but will be moving to District 17. Their district also slightly shrunk as they will go from having seven opponents to six. They will have the familiar foes: Axtell, Mart, and Riesel. The three new teams to the district will be Moody, Chilton, and Bruceville-Eddy.
All of these changes will remain from 2024-2026.