Peninsula Conference Renamed Across the Bay

Door County’s two eight-player high school football teams will have one fewer league opponent next fall when the Peninsula Conference will also be renamed the Across the Bay Conference under a realignment plan approved by the WIAA Board of Control. 

In addition to the name change, Wausaukee is leaving the league to join the Northeast Conference.

The Across the Bay Conference will continue to have Gibraltar and Sevastopol, along with Algoma, the NEW Lutheran co-op, Gillett, Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas and Suring. 

To make up for the loss of Wausaukee, the remaining league teams will be able to play a second non-conference game or have a bye week. Eight-player teams are allowed under WIAA rules to play up to eight regular-season games.

This fall’s eight-player football game between Sevastopol and Gibraltar is scheduled for Sept. 20 in Fish Creek.