Edinburg Vela Dropping Down To Class 5A In UIL Realignment

Two years ago, Edinburg CISD asked the UIL to put their newest high school, Robert Vela in the 5A classification despite their 4A numbers, so as to keep the SaberCats in the same district as the other ECISD schools.

But for the 2014 UIL realignment, ECISD decided to have Vela HS opt down to the newly formed Class 5A, while Edinburg, Edinburg Economedes, and Edinburg North head up to class 6A.

Edinburg CISD Athletic director Joe Filoteo explains the reasoning behin the split this time around.