Nine-man football coming to Wyoming

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SHERIDAN — The Wyoming High School Athletics Association held its spring board of directors meeting Tuesday in Casper. Football, golf, softball and wrestling were all topics of discussion.

Due to the high number of forfeits, nine-man football will become a classification starting in 2020. The 4A and 3A classes won’t change. 2A football will have 17 teams and Big Horn High School will participate in that class. The Rams were 1A state champions in 2019, and the last time they played 2A football was 2016. The new nine-man class will encompass 13 teams, which will include Tongue River High School, and six-man will have 13 teams as well.

The WHSAA still needs eight teams to commit to softball before kickstarting that sport. Currently seven teams — Cody, Rock Springs, Green River, Campbell County, Thunder Basin, Natrona County, Kelly Walsh — have stated their commitment to softball, and Laramie may reconsider its stance to not have a softball team. If Laramie flips and elects to offer softball, the board can reconsider this topic next spring for a season to begin in 2021.

Regional wrestling seeding and 4A state golf both received motions to reconstruct, and both passed on first reading. Now both motions must undergo a second reading to become official.

By |Apr. 24, 2019|

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