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Board Provides Unprecedented Flexibility for Fall Sports

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control considered a number of season schedule models and resolved to maintain fall interscholastic opportunities with a delayed start, as well as an alternate opportunity for schools unable to start and administer the traditional fall season, at its virtual special meeting today.

Important Rule Reminders Following School Closure Announcement

Here are a number of reminders for athletic directors and coaches as the DHS COVID-19 Executive Order has been extended through May 26, 2020. All WIAA rules remain in effect. These include code of conduct enforcement, in-season vs. out-of-season instruction and school year vs. summer contact opportunities – at this time.

Luck Wins Eight-Player Football Championship

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. – Luck (13-0) featured a dominant rushing attack to claim the 2019 State eight-player football championship with a 42-27 win over Newman Catholic at Dorais Field Saturday.

Board of Control Approves 8-Player Football Alignment; Elects Officers

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Dennis Birr, superintendent of the New Lisbon School District, presided over the first meeting of the 2019-20 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control today.

Fall Sport Seasons in Progress

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Today marks the start of fall sports with the first day of football practice at schools statewide following yesterday’s issuing of equipment.

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8-Player Programs with 3-Year Average Enrollment - For 2019 and 2020

Only schools with a three-year enrollment average of 200 or less are eligible for the playoff series.

The WIAA sponsored reduced-player football prior to the advent of the football playoff system in 1976. There were 78 schools that fielded reduced-player squads in the late 1950s, 72 of which were eight-player teams and six that were six-player. However, that number dwindled to just a few programs by 1969.