When the University Interscholastic League’s biennial realignment took place over the winter, much of the talk centered around which programs would benefit from the shifts and which ones would be hurt.
The media hashed out its opinions. So did the coaches. And at the end of the day, one team that was consistently mentioned among those who were given a tough road were the Early Longhorns.
Placed in the six-team District 3-3A Division I, the Longhorns were tossed in with five teams — Wall, Breckenridge, Eastland, Jim Ned and Clyde — that earned playoff spots a year ago. And as if that weren’t difficult enough, at least three of those teams expect to be significantly better in 2018.