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.
Third edition Published: October 15, 2021 | Updated: October 18, 2021Team records and their...
Classes 2A, 1A, A, and 8P — October 16, 2021Assignments for the first round of the 50th year of...
Second edition — October 11, 2021Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are...
IOWA HIGH SCHOOL STATE PLAYOFF CENTRAL
For all things postseason and state football, refer to the IHSAA State Playoff Central.
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Statewide schedules, scores, statistics, and more at Quik Stats Iowa.
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Important Upcoming Events
For school-specific events, please contact your school’s athletic director or reference your conference’s website.
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Upcoming Events › Football
List of Events
Football Administrator, Fan & Athlete Materials
- 2021 Regular Season Manual
- 2021 Regular Season Manual (PDF)
- 2021 Postseason Manual
- 2021 Rules Meeting: Varsity Bound Log-In
- 2021 Rules Meeting (Reference/Not for Credit)
- 2021 & 2022 Classifications
- 2021 & 2022 Regular Season Schedules
- 2021 Preseason Guide: Risk Minimization
- Video: Coaches Webinar, August 14, 2020
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.