9-man football coming to Fremont County high schools

The Wyoming High School Activities Association approved a motion on the second reading to add 9-man football to Wyoming high schools.

Currently, Wyoming high school football has four classes of traditional 11-man football, and one class of 6-man football. In 2020, there will be three 11-man classes, still one 6-man class, and the new 9-man classification.

According to WyoPreps.com, 13 teams would likely play 9-man football, including four from Fremont County.


A western conference would likely feature Shoshoni, Wyoming Indian, Wind River, and St. Stephens, who announced they’d move up from 6-man. The west also includes out-of-county teams Riverside and Saratoga.

An eastern conference could include Lusk, Southeast, Wright, Lingle-Ft. Laramie, Moorcroft, and Tongue River.

Dubois would remain playing 6-man football, while Riverton and Lander would remain in 11-man classes.

More details on the re-structure and WHSAA meeting can be found here. 



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