The WIAA Board of Control unanimously approved the football only realignment plan during their meeting in Stevens Point on Tuesday. The new football only realignment will go into effect in 2020.
Last year the WIAA asked the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association to come up with a realignment plan that would “bring uniformity” to the number of schools in a conference. Thus guaranteeing each school would have enough conference games to qualify for the playoffs.
That plan passed by the WIAA on Tuesday can be found here.
There are some schools in Northeast Wisconsin that will change conferences as a result of realignment.
the FRCC will be split into two conferences under the new plan with Green Bay East, Green Bay West, West De Pere, and Menasha joining as new members.
Under the new plan they would serve as “sister conferences” since each has just seven teams. That means they will play one crossover game that counts towards the conference standings.
A split conference isn’t anything new for the Valley Football Association. Rather than having a North and South, the conference has been split with Appleton West and Hortonville heading west to play the likes of Stevens Point, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau East, D.C. Everest and Wausau West.
The Bay and Northeastern would be “sister conferences” as well with Fox Valley Lutheran and Marinette joining the Bay. In a unique cross over Mononomee, Michigan joins the Northeastern as well.
Clintonville makes the move to the MONLPC-East to join the likes of Southern Door, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Bonduel, Oconto, and Peshtigo. Meanwhile Coleman, Crivitz, and Oconto Falls will be part of the MONLPC-West.