Tonight is the kickoff to the high school football season and it could be the last year that schools belong to a conference. Under a proposal from the WIAA, the current structure would change to a seven-district format with eight divisions within each district. The idea behind the proposal is to match schools up based on size so as to level the playing field. The proposal is only a rough draft but as it stands now about half of the teams on Beaver Dam’s schedule this year would not be a part of their new division. Local officials hope to learn more about the proposal when the WIAA holds their district meetings in the 2nd week of September.