Starting 2021, IHSA to Get Rid of Conference Football
Well, this changes the looks of everything locally. From WIFR, beginning 2021 the IHSA will do away with conference football.
So here's the deal. No more football conferences. So the NIC-10, NUIC, Big Northern, etc are all gone.
Beginning in 2021 the IHSA will implement a geographic district system. Each local high school football team will get eight or nine other high schools assigned, based on location and classification.
Each school will have seven "district" games, and must win four of these to earn a playoff spot. Each school will also have two additional "out of district" games. These games do not count towards postseason play.