WFCA releases football realignment plan
The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has unveiled its football realignment plan. If approved, 10 Northeast Wisconsin schools would change conferences starting in 2020.
The WIAA can make changes as it sees fit, and the plan still has to be discussed at the WIAA's fall Area Meetings before it is voted on by the WIAA Board of Control.
The goal of realignment is to create more uniformity in football conferences, seeking 8-member conferences. Conferences with 7 members will have "sister conferences" with crossover games which count as conference games starting in week 3.
Here is the link to the complete WFCA plan:
The biggest changes in Northeast Wisconsin would come in the Fox River Classic Conference. It would be split into two, with Green Bay East and Green Bay West rejoining the FRCC in one half. West De Pere and Menasha would join the other half.
The Bay conference -- while subtracting Green Bay East and West, Menasha and West De Pere -- would add Fox Valley Lutheran and Marinette.
Conferences with schools in our area, listed alphabetically (* asterisk indicates new conference assignment):
(sister conference to North Eastern)
*Fox Valley Lutheran
Big East teams will have crossovers with Midwest Classic conference, but they will be non-conference games
(sister conference to Cloverwood)
(sister conference to FRC-2)
*Green Bay East
Green Bay Preble
Green Bay Southwest
*Green Bay West
(sister conference to FRC-1)
*West De Pere
*St. Mary Catholic/Valley
(sister conference to Bay)
Fond du Lac
*Kettle Moraine Lutheran
North Fond du Lac
St. Mary's Springs