First time to comment but longtime "listener" to sage advice. Texas also here. Son's team is top ranked pre-season team in 6A.
FS713 - That is an interesting nugget you posted. For starters, I didn't have a clue what 6A meant being in Ohio, but I googled and came up with this:
6A 2190 and Above 252 Schools
5A 1150 - 2189 252 schools
4A 505-1149 182 schools
3A 225 - 504 211 schools
2A 105 - 224 187 schools
1A 104.9 and below 142 schools
Question: Is 2190 and above grades 9 through 12 and also includes both boys and girls who are enrolled? Either way, being the top-ranked school in 6A is saying a lot and your son's team must be fun to watch.
I can provide a little context by how they classify here in Ohio. They go from D1 to D6 - with D1 being the most populous schools. In 2005, when my son graduated, his school had the highest enrollment in the state. His graduating class was 1105 meaning from grades 9 through 12, there were over 4000 (boys and girls) enrolled. It was not easy getting on the field back then with the large number of players competing for spots. He did not become a starter until his junior year, for example. Thus, when people say they made varsity as a freshmen, I have in the back of my mind - things are relative. Now with my grandson, our school has shrunk somewhat and is now the fifth largest in the state. His current class enrollment is about 650 meaning there are about 2600 enrolled (boys and girls) in grades 9 through 12. If my reading is right, our school would be a 6A school in Texas but you (or someone else) can set me straight on that. If 2190 for 6A is just the number of boys, those are enormous schools.