WIAA approves 8-player football realignment for 2020

Among the actions taken by the Board was final approval of a conference alignment plan for eight-player football beginning in 2020. The plan places eight-player programs into seven, six-team conferences and one, five-team conference. Each conference will be paired with another six-team league within their region to provide crossover games.

2020 Season:

8 games

Practice starts – Tuesday August 11th (Equipment Issue-Monday August 10th)

First game date available – Thursday August 27th

SCHEDULING Five conference games, Three crossover games = Eight games total. All conference games count including vs 200+ teams.All games count for playoffs (exception: games vs. 200+ schools do not count for playoffs only).

Weeks 1,2,3 region crossovers, weeks 4,5,6,7,8 conference games

*Regions may decide their crossover weeks as they choose with region approval.

Crossovers Year 1 = vs. three teams from sister region conference Crossovers, Year 2 = vs. three other teams from sister region conference (two year cycle crossover vs. all six teams from sister region conference)

PLAYOFFS 16 teams qualify using current WIAA criteria

Level 1 = October 23

Level 2 = October 30

Level 3 = November 6

Level 4 = November 13 (State Championship)

Note: 200+ enrollment teams not eligible for playoffs

You can see the new conferences here: 8-Player Football Alignment

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