Iowa State Football Playoffs

STATE FOOTBALL CENTRAL

The 2019 Iowa high school state football semifinals begin on Thursday, November 14 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Check back for updates and details.

Traffic advisory (Nov. 21): Hudson Road northbound near University Avenue is one lane due to construction. Please consider alternate routes, including Exit 220 if arriving via Highway 20 from the west. 

2019 PLAYOFFS

PLAYOFF DATES

November 1, 2019
First Round

November 8, 2019
Quarterfinals

November 14-16, 2019
Semifinals

November 21-22, 2019
Championships

UNI-DOME SCHEDULE & SCORES

FINALS

Friday, November 22

Class 1A

10:00—#1 Van Meter vs. #5 West Lyon, Inwood

Class 2A

1:00—#1 Waukon vs. #4 OABCIG

Class 4A

7:00—#1 Valley, W.D.M. vs. #3 Dowling Catholic, W.D.M.

2019 STATE FOOTBALL RESULTS

ClassSemifinal 1Semifinal 2ChampionshipInfo
4AValley, W.D.M. 35, Bettendorf 7Dowling Catholic, W.D.M. 42, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 6Valley, W.D.M. vs. Dowling Catholic, W.D.M.
3AWestern Dubuque 48, Lewis Central 14Solon 43, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 36Western Dubuque 37, Solon 17BOX SCORE
2AOABCIG 41, Algona 32Waukon 32, Williamsburg 14Waukon vs. OABCIG
1AVan Meter 49, Regina, Iowa City 17West Lyon 26, West Sioux 21Van Meter vs. West Lyon
AGrundy Center 23, Saint Ansgar 21West Hancock 49, Woodbury Central 20West Hancock 21, Grundy Center 17BOX SCORE
8PDon Bosco 50, Turkey Valley 6Audubon 39, St. Mary’s, Remsen 28Don Bosco 35, Audubon 19BOX SCORE
 

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State Football Spectator Information

 

Tickets to 2019 State Football are $10 and can be purchased at the UNI-Dome, at competing schools, or online. Schools have received promo codes for their purchases. Parking at the UNI-Dome is $10 per car.

Ticketing Information

  • The University of Northern Iowa and the IHSAA have a no re-entry policy. Spectators needing to leave the facility for any reason will need to purchase a ticket to gain entry back in.
  • Tickets can be purchased at each entrance to the UNI-Dome when gates open one hour prior to game time.
  • Ticket prices are for adults and K-12. Children preschool age and younger are free.
  • For more questions, contact the UNI Ticket Office: 319-273-4849.
  • Buy Tickets Online

Parking Information

  • Cars will be charged $10 to park around the UNI-Dome.
  • Pep buses will be charged $20 to par around the UNI-Dome.
  • If parking on campus and not in UNI-Dome lots, please monitor and obey University of Northern Iowa signs and policies. Violators may be ticketed or towed.
  • UNI-Dome Parking Map

UNI-Dome Rules & Recommendations

  • Avoid bringing bags into the facility. All bags, purses, etc. are subject to search by security.
  • No outside food or beverage may be brought into the facility.
  • The Home team (higher-ranked) sits on the east side of the UNI-Dome, the Visiting team sits on the west side of the bleachers.
  • No seating in the first row of bleachers.
  • No artificial noisemakers.
  • No signs or banners are to be used in the crowd. This includes “fatheads,” pictures of players on sticks, good luck posters, etc.
  • Towels or “Homer Hankies” of approximately 11 inches by 16 inches are permissible, as are pom-poms that are not on a stick.
  • Shirts and shoes are required. Body paint is not considered a shirt. 
  • No masks or helmets are to be worn.
  • Bring necessary clothing and personal items in with you to UNI-Dome before having your ticket scanned as there is a no re-entry policy.
  • Smoking on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa is prohibited. Violators will be issued written citations with no warnings.

Things to do in Cedar Falls

The city of Cedar Falls is home to the University of Northern Iowa and many local tourist attractions, shops, and recreational opportunities. No smoking is permitted on the UNI campus.

 

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Complimentary Admission for Football Teams

High School

All 96 teams that qualified for the playoffs are able to receive free admission to the championship game of their respective class. If teams, managers, and coaches would like to attend , please contact Todd Tharp by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18. Teams should arrive all together and to the Pass Gate, located in the connector between the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center. In order to receive free admission, players need to show up with a member of the coaching staff. Individual players and managers will not be granted free admission, nor will coaching staffs only or cheerleading squads. 

Junior High

Whether or not your high school qualified for the postseason, all junior high teams, managers, and coaches may attend the championship game of their respective class for free thanks to the generosity of the Iowa Farm Bureau. Please contact IHSAA football administrator Todd Tharp to RSVP by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 to receive instruction for the free admission. Teams should arrive all together and to the Pass Gate, located in the connector between the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center. In order to receive free admission, players need to show up with a member of the coaching staff. 

Media Information

 

 

 

Apply for State Football Media Credentials

Form will close at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20.

The IHSAA kindly requests that all media members from newspaper, TV, or digital outlets planning to attend the state semifinals and finals register through the form below. Media members who registered for the semifinals do not need to register again for the finals.

The teal 2019-20 state tournament credential will be accepted and will streamline entry at the UNI-Dome.

School Media: Schools will be allowed up to 3 students or 1 adult as a school media representative. Ticket and school letter required. No pre-registration necessary.

Radio: Apply for credentials and access through Iowa High School Sports Network. No IHSAA registration.

Freelance: Applications not accepted. Must have assigning editor/director from approved outlets apply for confirmation.

Wondering if you qualify for a credential? Please consult the Media Policy Manual. 

 

 

FINALS MEDIA GUIDES

CONGRATULATIONS TO LAST SEASON’S STATE CHAMPIONS

4A
Dowling Catholic
West Des Moines

3A
Xavier
Cedar Rapids

2A
PCM
Monroe

1A
West Sioux
Hawarden

A
Hudson
Cedar Rapids

Eight Player
New London
New London