Football-Only Conference Realignment Clears Next Hurdle

By Adam Roberts – 1/7/2021

The revolving door that is WIAA football conference realignment  continues its infinite spin.

The 11-player realignment proposals that were advanced for further review – including a combination of those submitted by De Soto, Horicon/Hustisford and Pardeeville, River Falls and West Salem, and Sun Prairie East and Sun Prairie West – will be advanced to the Board of Control for final approval at its March 5th meeting. Also, the modified 8-player plan that originated with requests from De Soto, Lake Holcombe, Niagara and Pembine/Goodman and forms nine 8-player football conferences will advance to the Board for final consideration on the same date.

As it relates to our region, the plans include:

  • Baraboo of the Badger-Small Conference to the Mississippi Valley Conference
  • River Falls of the Mississippi Valley Conference to the Big Rivers Conference
  • West Salem of the Mississippi Valley Conference to the Coulee Conference

Up next is a review of the realignment proposal on February 11th.