WHSAA considers adding 9-man prep football division; Would include four Fremont County teams

    Beginning in fall 2020, Shoshoni, Wind River, Wyoming Indian, and St. Stephens may have the opportunity to play 9-man football.

    The Wyoming High School Activities Association held their annual winter Board of Directors meeting recently, and several topics were discussed, including reshaping the high school football landscape.

    Currently, Wyoming high school football has four classes of traditional 11-man football, and one class of 6-man football. Recently, however, more lower-class 11-man football games have been canceled because teams are unable to field a complete roster.


    Under a new proposal, Wyoming would keep three classes of 11-man football and its current 6-man football class, but dissolve one 11-man class and add a 9-man class in its place. is reporting that the motion to add 9-man football was approved on first reading, but will undergo another reading before it becomes official.

    Joining the four Fremont County teams in 9-man would likely be Riverside, Rocky Mountain, Saratoga, Lusk, Southeast, Wright, Lingle-Ft. Laramie, Tongue River, and Moorcroft. Dubois would remain in 6-man.



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