18 Schools Request Football-Only Conference Realignment

Stevens Point (OnFocus) – 18 teams have requested football-only conference realignment from the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA). Schools may request realignment every two years. These requests will be reviewed early in 2021 and if approved, would be implemented for the 2022 season.

Football-Only Conference Realignment Requests

• Ashland – Conference leaving:  Great Northern;   Conference entering: Heart O’ North – Effective Fall 2022
• De Soto – Conference leaving:  Ridge & Valley;   Conference entering: 8-Player South – Effective Fall 2022
• Fall Creek – Conference leaving:  Cloverbelt;   Conference entering: Marawood – Effective Fall 2022
• Goodman/Pembine – Conference leaving:  Northwoods (11-player);   Conference entering: MONLP West (8-player) – Effective Fall 2022
• Hayward – Conference leaving:  Great Northern;   Conference entering: Heart O’ North – Effective Fall 2022
• Horicon/Hustisford – Conference leaving:  Capitol;   Conference entering: Eastern Suburban – Effective Fall 2022
• Lake Holcombe – Conference leaving:  Lakeland (11-player);   Conference entering: Central Wisconsin – West (8-player) – Effective Fall 2022
• Marinette – Conference leaving:  North Eastern;   Conference entering: Bay – Effective Fall 2022
• Niagara – Conference leaving:  Northwoods (11-player);   Conference entering: MONLP West (8-player) – Effective Fall 2022
• Oshkosh North – Conference leaving:  Fox Valley Association;   Conference entering: Fox River Classic – Effective Fall 2022
• Oshkosh West – Conference leaving:  Fox Valley Association;   Conference entering: Fox River Classic – Effective Fall 2022
• Pardeeville – Conference leaving:  Eastern Suburban;   Conference entering: Trailways – Effective Fall 2022
• River Falls – Conference leaving:  Mississippi Valley;   Conference entering: Big Rivers – Effective Fall 2022
• Sun Prairie East – Conference leaving:  Big Eight;   Conference entering: Badger Large – Effective Fall 2022
• Sun Prairie West – Conference leaving:  None (New School);   Conference entering: Badger Large – Effective Fall 2022
• West Allis Central – Conference leaving:  Greater Metro;   Conference entering: Parkland – Effective Fall 2022
• West Allis Hale – Conference leaving:  Greater Metro;   Conference entering: Parkland – Effective Fall 2022
• West Salem – Conference leaving:  Mississippi Valley;   Conference entering: Coulee – Effective Fall 2022

The timeline and process for conference realignment can be found in the WIAA’s flow chart here.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]