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So with the emergence of 8 man football and teams leaving. The look for the Prairieland Conference may change dramatically.
Teams for the 2020 season going to 8 man - Peoria Heights, with North Fulton leaving for 8 man last season, that's two gone.
Lewistown and South Fulton both having trouble with numbers, looking at possible COOP or going 8 man in 21. Knoxville and Abingdon are leaving for the LTC in 21. So that leaves Elmwood, Farmington, Bushnell\WP, Havana in the Blue division. That leaves only Illini West for sure in the Black Division, with a possible COOP of Lewistown\SF or possibility of them going to 8 man.
If that happens, the conference would be down to 5 football teams. Not sure what that does for scheduling, but sounds like a challenge. Haven't heard of any schools in the area looking to jump, should be interesting... stay tuned.

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Bresquire wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:26 am
So with the emergence of 8 man football and teams leaving. The look for the Prairieland Conference may change dramatically.
Teams for the 2020 season going to 8 man - Peoria Heights, with North Fulton leaving for 8 man last season, that's two gone.
Lewistown and South Fulton both having trouble with numbers, looking at possible COOP or going 8 man in 21. Knoxville and Abingdon are leaving for the LTC in 21. So that leaves Elmwood, Farmington, Bushnell\WP, Havana in the Blue division. That leaves only Illini West for sure in the Black Division, with a possible COOP of Lewistown\SF or possibility of them going to 8 man.
If that happens, the conference would be down to 5 football teams. Not sure what that does for scheduling, but sounds like a challenge. Haven't heard of any schools in the area looking to jump, should be interesting... stay tuned.

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Illini West--and Rushville-Industry--will also be leaving the Prairieland, this time to return to the West Central, in 2021, according to this article:

https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/2 ... scrambling

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Update on Prairieland Conference football shifting. This season will remain the same with two divisions, same teams, minus Peoria Heights going to 8man football. 21\22 season conference will go back to one division, with Knoxville and ATown leaving for Lincoln Trail Conf. Rushville& Illini West will stay on for football only. West Hancock will be added for football only. Which will leave Prairieland with 9 teams. Plan is to have one crossover with LTC instead of 2. Hopefully that will stay for awhile, or possibly adding someone to make it a 10 team with two divisions...
This is of course if we have football this season...Stay safe out there.

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Bresquire wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:54 am
Rushville& Illini West will stay on for football only. West Hancock will be added for football only. Which will leave Prairieland with 9 teams.

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So "West Central football" in 2021 will only consist of QND and Macomb?

Makes sense on R-I and IW's return to the WCC for the other sports (if indeed they are staying P-Land for football only).

Also, are Heights and North Fulton going to remain in the Prairieland for their other sports after moving to 8-man football?

(In addition, I have also heard that Peoria Christian and Heights are going to join the ICAC--which includes Brimfield, Elmwood and NF--for non-football sports--starting this coming season. Is Heights going to become the 4th dual ICAC/P-Land member or just switching solely to ICAC? Also, what about PCS--are they leaving the Tri-County to join the ICAC or becoming yet another dual conference member).

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Has it been reported that West Hancock is officially in for 2021? I hadn’t seen that
Not that I know of...

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(In addition, I have also heard that Peoria Christian and Heights are going to join the ICAC--which includes Brimfield, Elmwood and NF--for non-football sports--starting this coming season. Is Heights going to become the 4th dual ICAC/P-Land member or just switching solely to ICAC? Also, what about PCS--are they leaving the Tri-County to join the ICAC or becoming yet another dual conference member).
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From my source, PH is ICAC only as is PCS

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