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WFCA realignment plan would shake up conferences

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The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has proposed a new football-only realignment plan, which would include moving West De Pere from the Bay Conference to the Fox River Classic Conference (file photo).

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The look of high school football could look vastly different in 2020.

That's because the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has released a proposal for football-only conference play, kicking off in 2020.

The WIAA would have to approve the realignment, which is likely at a future Board of Control meeting. The WIAA used to handle realignment plans but after the most recent plans received disapproval the WIAA put it in the hands of the WFCA.

Basically, fix it yourself.

If approved, the realignment would be for two years and then reviewed again for possible changes.

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Among the notable changes for local teams, the Valley Football Association which includes 10 schools from the Fox Valley Association. VFA-2 would include: Kimberly, Appleton North, Appleton East, Appleton West, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh West, Oshkosh North and Kaukauna. The two remaining FVA schools -- Neenah and Hortonville -- would be in VFA-1 with Stevens Point, D.C. Everest, Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau West, Wausau East and Marshfield.

The Fox River Classic Conference would split into two. FRCC-1 would include Bay Port, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay East, Green Bay West, Green Bay Southwest, Ashwaubenon and Pulaski. FRCC-2 would be: De Pere, West De Pere, Manitowoc, Notre Dame, Menasha, Sheboygan North and Sheboygan South.

Also, Coleman would move from the MONLPC-Large to the MONLPC-Small.

Overall, nine schools from North Eastern Wisconsin would move to a new conference: Green Bay West (Bay to FRCC-1), Green Bay East (Bay to FRCC-1), Menasha (Bay to FRCC-2), West De Pere (Bay to FRCC-2), Fox Valley Lutheran (North Eastern to Bay), Marinette (NEC to Bay) Coleman (MONLPC-Large to MONLPC-Small), St. Mary Catholic (Big East to MONLPC-Large) and Mishicot (Big East to MONLPC-Large).

The overall plan moves 72 teams to different conferences, or 18 percent of all teams in the state.

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