The WIAA Board of Control Friday gave preliminary approval of a conference alignment plan for 8-man football beginning in 2020. The plan places 8-man programs into eight, six-team conferences. Each conference will be paired with another six-team conference in their region to provide crossover games. The WIAA membership rules require a 40-day window for schools involved in conference alignment plans to appeal the first consideration of the Board’s plan before it takes final action. Schools have until June 26 to file an official appeal. The Board of Control is scheduled to give the plan final consideration at its meeting on August 9th.