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.


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




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2021 Season Football Policy Update

Published: June 7, 2021


Due to manufacturing and supply issues, the IHSAA will not require the Spalding J5V football to be used during the 2021 postseason. Member schools may order and use their preferred football for games throughout the 2021 regular season and postseason. Selected footballs must meet NFHS specifications per NFHS Football Rule 1-3-1. More information on postseason football procedures, including ball use at the UNI-Dome for semifinals and finals, will be shared in the sport manuals when they become available. 

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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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