Wylie Bulldogs embracing jump to Class 5A

For more than two decades, high school football fans have been speculating that a jump in classification was imminent for the Wylie Bulldogs. With each passing realignment period, certainty grew among rivals that the next one would be the one for the longtime Class 3A/4A power.

Well, after years of premature speculation, those predictions were finally proven true in December, when the University Interscholastic League announced its conference cutoffs for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years and, for the first time, placed the Bulldogs in 5A.

After spending so many years as one of the largest schools in its classification, Wylie will now get to experience the opposite side of that equation — a challenge the Bulldogs seem genuinely excited to tackle.

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