“Targeting” Defined in High School Football In Effort to Reduce Risk of Injury

In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee developed a definition for “targeting,” which will be penalized as illegal personal contact.

WIAA Fall Football Acclimatization Announced

The WIAA has been providing member schools and coaches with information about heat illness and the risk of EHI; and limits of two-a-day practices for years.  While there is a higher risk of EHI in southern states, it is a concern that cannot be ignored in Wisconsin. The NFHS has recommended policy changes for a few years, and there are rumors of future legislation on this issue based on the Korey Stringer Foundation guidelines. With a strong, evidence-based, effective policy for EHI, the WIAA will have an effective policy to protect the student-athlete.

Fall Sportsmanship Award Winners Selected

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance Company,  has selected the team Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2013 Fall State Championships.

The winners of the State Team Tournament Sportsmanship Awards are Brookfield East in boys volleyball, Ashland in boys soccer, Oshkosh North in football, Middleton in girls team tennis and Hilbert in girls volleyball.


Arrowhead (13-1) won its second straight Division 1 championship and its sixth title overall with a 45-24 triumph over Franklin (12-2) in the State championship final Friday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.  Kimberly (14-0) erupted for 21 points in the third quarter and 34 unanswered points in the second half to cruise to a record-setting 51-10 victory over Oshkosh North (13-1) in the Division 2 championship final. Monona Grove (14-0) fought back from a 17-0 deficit to claim the Division 3 State championship with a 21-17 win over previously unbeaten Greendale (13-1).

State Football Finals Tickets Online

Avoid the lines at Camp Randall the day of the game! Buy your WIAA State Football tickets now online.

Unrestricted School/Coach Contact Ends

The last day of unrestricted school/coach contact for football in order to allow one calendar week of no school/coach contact is Friday, July 27.  For all other sports, the unrestricted school/coach contact will end Wednesday, July 31.

Unlimited nonschool/coach contact for fall soccer ends Wednesday, July 31 and unlimited nonschool/coach contact ends the first day of school for baseball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and wrestling.


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