Iowa High School Football

America’s Game, Iowa High School Passion

More boys still participate in football than any other sport at the high school level, and IHSAA member schools have played since 1909. The first IHSAA playoffs took place in 1972, with the current system now featuring six 11-player classifications and one 8-player classification. Four teams in each class advance to semifinals and finals at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls each year.

Herff Jones. Champion has a ring to it.

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IOWA HIGH SCHOOL STATE PLAYOFF CENTRAL

For all things postseason and state football, refer to the IHSAA State Playoff Central.

Important Upcoming Events

For school-specific events, please contact your school’s athletic director or reference your conference’s website.

 

2021 & 2022 CLASSIFICATIONS, DISTRICTS, SCHEDULES

Learn About NFHS Football Information 

The IHSAA is a founding member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

For information on national sport rules, updates, and resources, visit NFHS supported sites.

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