New southwest Missouri athletic conference alignments

The past two years have been tumultuous for the area when it comes to conference realignment. Two conferences (the Spring River Valley and Central Ozark Conference – Small Divison) have ceased to exist. Only the South Central Association, Summit Conference, Mark Twain Conference and Frisco League will have the exact same membership this coming school year as they did last year.

The area will have 31 total schools playing in new conferences this coming school year. See the full alignments below with a school’s previous affiliation in parenthesis after its name.

Even this list will change in two years with the Ozark Mountain Conference and Mid-Lakes Conference merge in 2020. That conference will then have a north division consisting of Butler, El Dorado Springs, Sherwood, Skyline, Stockton and Warsaw and a South Division that features Buffalo, Clever, Fair Grove, Forsyth and Strafford.

Ozark Conference 

Camdenton
Glendale
Hillcrest
Kickapoo
Lebanon
Parkview
Rolla
Springfield Central (Independent)
Waynesville
West Plains

Central Ozark Conference

Branson
Carl Junction
Carthage
Joplin (Ozark Conference)
Neosho
Nixa
Ozark
Republic
Willard
Webb City

Big 8 East

Aurora
Hollister (COC Small)
Marshfield (COC Small)
Mt. Vernon
Rogersville (COC Small)
Springfield Catholic (COC Small)
Reeds Spring (COC Small)

Big 8 West

Cassville
East Newton
Lamar
McDonald County
Monett
Nevada (West Central)
Seneca

Mid-Lakes

Clever (SWCL – Won’t play varsity football)
Fair Grove
Forsyth (SWCL)
Skyline
Stockton
Strafford

SCA

Ava
Cabool
Houston
Mountain Grove
MV-BT/Liberty
Salem
Thayer
Willow Springs

Southwest Conference 

Ash Grove (Mid-Lakes)
Diamond (SRVC)
Lockwood (SRVC)
Marionville (Mid-Lakes)
Miller (SRVC)
Pierce City (SRVC)
Pleasant Hope (Mid-Lakes)
Sarcoxie (SRVC)

SWCL

Billings
Blue Eye
Crane
Galena
Purdy (Ozark 7)
Sparta
Spokane
Southwest (Ozark 7)

Polk County

Dadeville
Fair Play
Halfway
Hermitage
Humansville
Macks Creek (Independent)
Walnut Grove
Weaubleau
Wheatland

Summit

Conway
Fordland
Gainesville
Hartville
Mansfield
Morrisville
Norwood
Seymour

Mark Twain

Bradleyville
Chadwick
Everton
Hurley
New Covenant
Niangua
School of the Ozarks

Ozark 7 

College Heights (SRVC)
Exeter
Golden City (SRVC)
McAuley Catholic
Thomas Jefferson
Verona
Wheaton

Ozark Mountain

Buffalo (COC Small)
El Dorado Springs (Independent)
Warsaw (Tri-County)
Cole Camp (FB only)
Butler
Sherwood

Frisco League

Crocker
Dixon
Iberia
Laquey
Licking
Newburg
Plato
Richland
Stoutland

WEMO 

Appleton City
Jasper (SRVC)
Lakeland
Liberal (SRVC)
Osceola
Adrian
Archie
Cass-Midway
Drexel
Rich Hill

Independent

Bolivar (COC Small)
Greenfield (SRVC)
Greenwood