Wakeland High School: 2018 Boys and Girls State Soccer Champions
Frisco Wakeland Boys and Girls 2018 5A State Championship Soccer Teams (Image credit: Frisco ISD website-April 23, 2018)

The 2019 Texas state public high school soccer playoffs are now underway. The first week of action features Bi-District matchups for Boys and Girls in each of the three statewide Conference brackets (6A/5A/4A). Unlike football and basketball, there are no smaller school 1A-3A Conferences in Texas high school soccer.

The highlight of last year’s Texas High School Soccer Championship Weekend was Frisco Wakeland High School winning both the Girls and Boys titles at the 5A level. This was the first time Boys and Girls teams had won UIL State Championships in the same year since 1985. Both teams return to defend their titles this year. All 2018 final results can be found in the link below:

https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/txsoccerjournal.com/20654

The tournament will play out over the next few weeks in a knock-out format. The State has been divided into four regions (I-IV). Though it varies by Conference, at the 6A level, Region I is a mixture of Panhandle, West Texas and DFW Metro schools. Region II consists of a mix of DFW plus North Houston and Austin Metro area schools. Region III is mostly Houston area schools, but also extends along the Gulf Coast to the Louisiana border. Region IV includes some Austin schools, but predominately covers San Antonio and South Texas.

After the Bi-District round is completed, Area matches will be played on April 1-2. Regional Quarterfinals follow on April 4-6, with Regional semifinals and finals contested on April 12-13. The State tournament, to be played at Georgetown ISD’s Birkelbach Field, will occur on April 17-20.

The complete Texas High School Soccer Championship brackets, provided by MaxPreps, can be found in this link to the UIL site.

http://www.uiltexas.org/soccer/playoff-brackets

The March 19th United Soccer Coaches Region III (Texas) Rankings can be found below. Note: this list includes some private schools who are not part of UIL and whose seasons have ended.

Boys:

http://unitedsoccercoaches.org/web/rankings/high_school/hs_boys_s/web/rankings/high_school/hs_boys_w19.aspx

Girls:

http://unitedsoccercoaches.org/web/rankings/high_school/hs_girls_s/web/rankings/high_school/hs_girls_w19.aspx