Lindale's Coach Mike Meador discusses UIL realignment | Community Spirit
Today was a big day in East Texas high school athletics: UIL reassignments came down today, and there was a big change for Lindale ISD.
Lindale has been moved from class 3A to class 4A.
KLTV's Ryan Peterson and Coleman Swierc were there to get all the details, and spoke with Lindale Coach and Athletic Director Mike Meador to get his thoughts about the change in Lindale's classification.
Ryan asked Coach Mike Meador if he had already expected the change.
"I expected to go 4A, it was just a matter of what district," Meador said. "To tell you the truth, every time the UIL makes a realignment it's something different. I've never once been in a similar situation. We're now going to Corsicana, we're going to Nacogdoches, two hours in each direction. That's a big district, but we're ready. We're ready to go 4A, so here we go."
Coach Meador expressed most concern over the amount of travel involved for the basketball teams, baseball teams, and volleyball teams who play two games a week, saying that would be tougher on those teams than it will be for varsity football, playing only once a week.
When asked if Meador thought it would have been preferable to have been left as a larger school in 3A as opposed to being a smaller school in 4A; he didn't seem too worried.
Coach Meador said that it will be tough, but that 3A is tough in East Texas, too, and they are ready for something new and something fresh, and that "we're going to go at it with everything we've got."
Be prepared for an exciting season Lindale fans. Stay tuned to KLTV-7 and KLTV.com for your best East Texas sports coverage.
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