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Week 9 of the high school football season is the biggest week of the year, with loads of conference races still up for grabs and dozens of teams trying feverishly to get qualified for the playoffs.
As always, WisSports.net is your BEST source of information around the wild and crazy Friday night, that will feature 183 games along with the finalization of the 224-team playoff field in 11-Player football plus the 16-team, 8-Player qualifying field.
We're bringing back a popular feature this year in the form of a Facebook Live streaming event beginning at 9:30 pm on Friday, as WSN General Manager and Football Writer Travis Wilson will provide live updates as we collect the last few game scores and begin working on determining which teams qualify for the postseason. He'll share info as he breaks down possible tiebreakers needed to determine the last few spots, as well as how those will impact the division cutlines.
More than 4,100 people joined in for 2019's livestream, so be sure to join the fun and check it out. We will be doing a practice run of the Facebook Live setup on Wednesday at 8 pm with a preview of Week 9 and some of the games to watch that will impact playoff qualifying.
You can watch the Facebook Live event by going to the WisSports.net Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wissports.net
WisSports.net will have the unofficial playoff field posted in full article format shortly after all games are completed Friday night, likely between 10:30 and 11 pm. The WIAA has indicated they will release the official playoff field around midnight, and we will be posting it immediately as well. The WIAA will be releasing the 8-team regional groupings around 2 am.
The Facebook Live event will run as long as people are tuning in, but expect it to go until at least midnight on Friday. Be sure to join in the conversation in the comments, where you can ask questions, share news and information, or poke fun at Travis' office decor.
To check out 2019's event, click here.
Travis Wilson serves as the WisSports.net General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.
For the latest and most up to date football news and recruiting information, follow Travis on Twitter @travisWSN. Email story ideas, recruiting info, etc. to Travis at travis(at)wissports.net.