First published on 20 October 2009 Posted in CHS Athletics
As schools request to move from conferences in order to gain entrance into the WIAA football play-off series because of enrollment mismatches and competition levels, the call for all-play in football play-offs has risen once again. In order to alleviate some of these concerns in football only, a proposal is in place to divide the state into seven divisions. The divisions would consist of eight districts of eight schools. The largest 64 schools will play in division one with the next 64 schools in the following divisions. The remaining 44 would be assigned to division seven (or if the interest has risen, would play reduced-man football). Non-varsity games would be scheduled against traditional conference opponents. Within the districts, schools will have week one to schedule non-district games with traditional rivals or other opponents. District games will be played during weeks two through eight. Week nine will be the last game of the regular season and the first week of the play-offs for qualifying teams.