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Alto welcomes stiffer competition after back-to-back undefeated district seasons


The UIL wreaked havoc in Kilgore Monday morning. Several of our East Texas High School football coaches gathered there to learn their fate in the district realignments.

Alto has proven to be an East Texas powerhouse, winning district in undefeated fashion the past two years.

In the fall the Yellowjackets will face a fresh batch of new faces and realize the competition is heating up. The only school that will be in their district again is Carlisle (10-2).

“Carlisle I thought was a very good game for us every year. I've gotten to know Coach Baker real well. I know him and his staff do a great job over there. He'll have those guys ready,” said Gould.

Alto will also see Shelbyville (12-1), San Augustine (6-6), Joaquin (5-5) and Cushing (4-6).

“Shelbyville and San Augustine, those guys I've known for a little while. Coach Ferguson at Shelbyville does a great job. He's got those guys on the rise. Coach Murr at San Augustine actually hired me at Alto when he was there so I know him real well. I know he's doing a good job at San Augustine,” said Gould. “I think Joaquin is one the way up. Cushing is getting competitive so it's going to be a great district. Every week it's going to be a good ball game.”

For a complete list of East Texas district realignments, click here.

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