Abilene High will join the new Class 6A that is being created in this realignment, and Cooper is staying put in Class 5A.
We know the schools will be in different districts, but what about the Crosstown Showdown?
Like 2008 and 2009, the coaches are going to try to make it happen.
"It did continue on before, and we'll do everything to make it continue. The only thing I could say is if for some reason either them or us got put in a very large district. A ten team district or something along those lines, and there was no room to play. Then that would be the only thing that would keep us from playing. We'll do everything we can obviously to keep that game, at least in non-district play," said Abilene High head coach Steve Warren.
"I think it's important. It's important for the community. I mean, it's one that brings everybody together, but yet at the same time splits it up. You know, everybody puts their colors on and is able to cheer for their respective side, and that's what makes Abilene unique," said Cooper head coach Todd Moebes.
The last time the schools were separated, Abilene High went 25-1 and won a state championship in football, and Cooper went to the playoffs in every sport in the 2009-2010 school year including a trip to the 3rd round in football.