This is 100% about freeing up teams to be able to go travel across the country and play in what they think is some higher profile tournament in Florida or Vegas, etc. or to play in the more locally controlled Border Battles and Holiday Tournaments held in the state. With too many 10 team conferences the 18 conf game schedule doesn't allow enough scheduling freedom for many teams to play in these "special" events so they are allowing 2 more games.
I am all for playing more games but the WIAA goes about it in some strange ways. I will ask again, why does this not include sub varsity level teams?
There is zero harm in allowing those kids to play a couple more games too. Do they need to travel to FL to do that, of course not but let them play.
Realistically, you can already manipulate that with reserve or B-team games if you so choose...
...besides if a JV team was to play 23, 24, 25 games in a season, would anyone care, would there be any "sanctions" for doing so?