WIAA gives final approval for football-only conference realignment in 2020

With a 9-0 vote in favor, the WIAA has given final approval for a WFCA proposal to realign all football conferences in Wisconsin beginning with the year 2020.

Per the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA), the plan is to have conferences with a consistent number of teams statewide (seven or eight) to relieve some of the scheduling woes that teams face due to having conferences in the current configuration ranging from five schools up to 11.

The plan affects virtually every school in the state, with some conferences only seeing minor (or zero) changes while other conferences are completely reformed, comprising of teams from more than a couple of existing conferences. You can see how it's been laid out for 2020 here.

While there are a few issues to resolve in terms of schools dropping co-ops, failing to gain WIAA membership, or even uncertainty about the future of an entire school district, the plan did pass unanimously and is scheduled for implementation one year from August.

Travis Wilson of WisSports.net notes that the proposal was expected to pass, as it had overwhelming support statewide.

2019 will be the final season under the current setup for the sport of high school football in Wisconsin.

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