The early start to the W-I-A-A football season has
some schools looking for a change.
A couple ideas being mentioned are cutting down the
or re-visiting the district proposal.
We discuss that and more football in this week's Ground
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After another week of action we are down to just one
unbeaten remaining in the MVC, Sparta.
I still think it's going to be a dog fight.
I think the top four or five teams are just so close,
we might have a tie for the conference at the end
of the season four weeks from now.
It'll be interesting to see what happens because all
those teams still have to play many games against
The quality at the top is pretty good.
There's a way if things play out like they might,
we could be looking at five three-and-one teams in
Area meetings in the WIAA took place last week and
in one in Antigo, discussion was brought up about
the early start time, August first this year equipment
was handed out, we're looking at a July start date
in the years to come.
So now we are talking about districts again and all
of these issues once again are coming up.
I think that is actually a concern the early start
When you look at July 31st as a start date.
And football numbers have been good but his is almost
an excuse to give people not to go out for football.
Exactly, you'd like to run some sort of summer program
and kids are tugged so many different ways if you
are a multi-sport athlete.
I think it really needs to be thought out and take
a good look at it.
Also worth noting Aquinas and Luther have recently
asked out of their conferences for football only.They
And that's another problem districts would solve.
It would automatically solve that.
The problem is they can ask to get out but the MVC
for Aquinas and the Coulee for Luther had to release
them and they had no interest in doing that.
And the MVC had fought so hard just to get West Salem
a few years back.
So they didnt' want to see that.
So the district system seems to me to solve lots of
But again our first thought has to be what the best
thing for the kids, that's why we are in this business.