SHEBOYGAN — When Sheboygan County schools take the football field this spring, they will be one of 20 schools in the newly formed Fox Valley Classic Football Conference.
The conference was announced late Thursday to provide a regular season and playoff season format for the schools of the Fox River Classic Conference, Fox Valley Association and Wisconsin Valley Conference.
What this means for your school's team
The 20 schools have been divided into four groups based on enrollment and past success to ensure unique and competitive matchups while also maintaining traditional rivalries.
- Group A: Bay Port, Fond du Lac, Green Bay Preble, Neenah and Stevens Point.
- Group B: Appleton East, Appleton North, Ashwaubenon, Kimberly and Pulaski.
- Group C: Appleton West, De Pere, Green Bay Southwest, Manitowoc and Oshkosh West.
- Group D: Green Bay East, Green Bay West, Oshkosh North, Sheboygan North and Sheboygan South.
Regular season: Teams will each play five regular season games, facing each team in its group and one crossover. Practices will begin March 8 with the first games slated for Friday, March 26.
Playoffs: The playoffs will be in a two-game format on April 30 and May 7. The top two teams from Groups A and B will compete in a four-team playoff, as will the top two teams from Groups C and D. Semifinals will be followed by consolation and championship games.
The third and fourth placed teams will form another four-team bracket and follow the same format.
|Sheboygan North||Sheboygan South|
|Friday, March 26||@ Green Bay East||@ Kimberly|
|Thursday, April 1||@ Appleton East||vs. Green Bay West|
|Friday, April 9||vs. Green Bay West||@ Oshkosh North|
|Friday, April 16||@ Sheboygan South||vs. Sheboygan North|
|Friday, April 23||vs. Oshkosh North||@ Green Bay East|
|Friday, April 30||Semifinal playoff TBD||Semifinal playoff TBD|
|Friday, May 7||Championship playoff TBD||Championship playoff TBD|
Junior Varsity and Freshman games: JV and freshman games will be played the following Monday between the same opponents as the varsity contests. JV will play at the opposite site from the variety game and freshman games will be played at the same locations.
The fifth place teams from all four divisions will play two games each against each other in the final two weeks.
Spring 2021 Fox Valley Classic Football Conference schedule:
Friday, March 26
- Fond du Lac at Manitowoc
- Sheboygan South at Kimberly
- Green Bay Preble at Bay Port
- Stevens Point at Neenah
- Appleton East at Appleton North
- Ashwaubenon at Pulaski
- Green Bay Southwest at De Pere
- Oshkosh West at Appleton West
- Sheboygan North at Green Bay East
- Oshkosh North at Green Bay West
Thursday, April 1
- Green Bay Southwest at Green Bay Preble
- Sheboygan North at Appleton East
- Neenah at Fond du Lac
- Bay Port at Stevens Point
- Pulaski at Kimberly
- Appleton North at Ashwaubenon
- Appleton West at Manitowoc
- De Pere at Oshkosh West
- Green Bay West at Sheboygan South
- Green Bay East at Oshkosh North
Friday, April 9
- Bay Port at De Pere
- Appleton North at Green Bay East
- Fond du Lac at Stevens Point
- Neenah at Green Bay Preble
- Kimberly at Ashwaubenon
- Pulaski at Appleton East
- Manitowoc at Oshkosh West
- Appleton West at Green Bay Southwest
- Sheboygan South at Oshkosh North
- Green Bay West at Sheboygan North
Friday, April 16
- Oshkosh West at Stevens Point
- Oshkosh North at Ashwaubenon
- Green Bay Preble at Fond du Lac
- Bay Port at Neenah
- Appleton East at Kimberly
- Appleton North at Pulaski
- Green Bay Southwest at Manitowoc
- De Pere at Appleton West
- Sheboygan North at Sheboygan South
- Green Bay East at Green Bay West
Friday, April 23
- Neenah at Appleton West
- Green Bay West at Pulaski
- Fond du Lac at Bay Port
- Stevens Point at Green Bay Preble
- Kimberly at Appleton North
- Ashwaubenon at Appleton East
- Manitowoc at De Pere
- Oshkosh West at Green Bay Southwest
- Sheboygan South at Green Bay East
- Oshkosh North at Sheboygan North
Friday, April 30
Playoffs - Semifinal Round
Friday, May 7
Playoffs - Championship and Consolation Rounds