Published: April 26, 2021
For up-to-date 2021 schedules and scores, please visit Varsity Bound.
Football schedules for the 2021 and 2022 regular seasons are now available for all participating schools.
District and group assignments were posted in March following Board of Control approval. After a unique one-year cycle and adjusted playoff format in 2020, these schedules are in place for two years and include a new seventh classification.
The new Class 5A has implemented a success model for its group format and regular season scheduling.
Regular season football schedules are determined by the IHSAA. Regular season schedules for all other IHSAA sports are determined by member schools and their conferences.
Districts and groups are assigned by the IHSAA, then schools select preferred non-district opponents through a priority list. The IHSAA attempts to align schedules with as many priority list selections as possible, however, opponents and availability cannot be guaranteed.
Schedules are organized by classification and district/group, and can be viewed through the links below.
2021 & 2022 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULES
Games listing opponent are home. Games listing “at” are away.
Practice for 2021 is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 9. The first official competition date for Week 1 is Thursday, Aug. 26.
Playing dates are currently listed for Fridays, but subject to change for Thursdays or Saturdays depending on host school and site availability.
The last week of the 2021 regular season for Classes 2A, 1A, A, and 8P is Friday, Oct. 15. The last week of the 2021 regular season for Classes 5A, 4A, and 3A is Friday, Oct. 22.
Schools in 2A, 1A, A, and 8P that do not qualify for the postseason may schedule a ninth game if they desire.
Classifications are determined by enrollment. Schools competing with cooperative agreements have their enrollments totaled. The Iowa Department of Education’s BEDS document from 2020-21 (for 2021-22) can be viewed through the Classifications & Enrollment section of the General Resources page.