Iowa State Football Playoffs

2021 FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

The IHSAA State Football Playoffs are presented by title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau.

The 2021 postseason marks the 50th year of IHSAA Football Playoffs. Thanks to all those who have supported the sport since 1972.

STATE FOOTBALL CENTRAL

The 2021 Iowa high school state football semifinals and finals will be played at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

The UNI-Dome has been the host of the finals since 1976.

FINALS

Team listed last will be the home team.

Thursday, November 18
EIGHT-PLAYER

CAM, Anita 42, Easton Valley 40 | BOX SCORE

CLASS A

West Hancock, Britt 19, Grundy Center 14 | BOX SCORE

CLASS 1A

Van Meter 17, West Sioux, Hawarden 14 | BOX SCORE

CLASS 4A

Lewis Central 32, Xavier, Cedar Rapids 24 (3OT) | BOX SCORE

Friday, November 19
CLASS 2A

Southeast Valley 30, West Lyon, Inwood 13 | BOX SCORE

CLASS 3A

Harlan Community 42, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 28 | BOX SCORE

CLASS 5A

Southeast Polk 24, Ankeny 7 | BOX SCORE

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Spectator Information

 

Tickets to the 2021 State Football Semifinals and Finals are being managed by UNI and are available online and at the UNI-Dome. Semifinal tickets are good for their entire day, as the facility will not be cleared between games. 

 

Ticketing Information

  • Tickets are $12.50 each: $10 ticket, $2 to UNI for parking, and $0.50 service fee from UNI.
  • Semifinal tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Parking Information

  • Parking Map
  • There is no additional charge for parking at the UNI-Dome in 2021. UNI has added a $2 parking fee on to each ticket price.
  • If parking on campus and not in specified UNI-Dome lots, please monitor and obey University of Northern Iowa signs and policies. Violators may be ticketed or towed.

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-seeded) 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.
  • Towels or “Homer Hankies” (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. 
  • 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.

CEDAR FALLS TOURISM

 

Thanks to our partners at Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau for their support in welcoming the 2021 IHSAA Football Championships at the UNI-Dome.

FINAL PLAYOFF STANDINGS

 

RPI: 5A, 4A, 3A

 

THROUGH WEEK 9

 

DISTRICTS: 2A, 1A, A, 8P

 

THROUGH WEEK 8

Playoff Information

 

Tickets for the first round ($8), second round ($8), and quarterfinal games ($8) will be sold through the IHSAA Tickets page and utilize digital ticketing via HomeTown Ticketing. Tickets for semifinals and finals will be sold through UNI Athletics.

The round of 16 in all classes will feature four four-team pods, with the winners of those pods advancing to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls for the state semifinals and finals.

District standings and qualifiers for 2A, 1A, A, and 8P were released following Week 8 games, with district placement determining first round hosts. Qualifiers and RPI for 5A, 4A, and 3A will be released on Friday, October 22.

For complete qualifying and assignment instructions, please view the 2021 Postseason Manual. 

Media Information

 

 

 

Apply for State Football Media Credentials

 

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.

The purple 2021-22 state tournament credential will be accepted and will streamline entry at the UNI-Dome.

School Media: Schools will be allowed up to 2 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.

 

SEMIFINALS

Team listed last will be the home team.

2A, 1A, A, 8P: Matchups determined by coaches’ seeding meeting including all quarterfinal qualifiers on Nov. 3-4.

5A, 4A, 3A: Matchups determined by final RPI ranking.

Wednesday, November 10
EIGHT-PLAYER

CAM, Anita 66, Audubon 29 | BOX SCORE

Easton Valley 42, St. Mary’s, Remsen 36 | BOX SCORE

Thursday, November 11
CLASS A

West Hancock, Britt 37, East Buchanan, Winthrop 0 | BOX SCORE

Grundy Center 28, Woodbury Central, Moville 7 | BOX SCORE

CLASS 4A

Lewis Central 35, Waverly-Shell Rock 10 | BOX SCORE

Xavier, Cedar Rapids 40, Winterset 14 | BOX SCORE

Friday, November 12
CLASS 1A

Van Meter 28, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 7 | BOX SCORE

West Sioux, Hawarden 24, Dike-New Hartford 21 (2OT) | BOX SCORE

CLASS 5A

Ankeny 35, Valley, West Des Moines 13 | BOX SCORE

Southeast Polk 33, Iowa City, City High 7 | BOX SCORE

Saturday, November 13
CLASS 2A

Southeast Valley 50, Waukon 14 | BOX SCORE

West Lyon, Inwood 20, Williamsburg 14 (OT) | BOX SCORE

CLASS 3A

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 42, Solon 0 | BOX SCORE

Harlan Community 45, Humboldt 19 | BOX SCORE

QUARTERFINALS

 

 8P: Thursday, November 4 at 7 p.m.
5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, A: Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m.

CLASS 5A

POD #1
 Southeast Polk 38, Dowling Catholic, W.D.M. 28

POD #2
Iowa City, City High 32, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 13

POD #3
 Valley, West Des Moines 40, Pleasant Valley 14

POD #4
Ankeny 37, Prairie, Cedar Rapids 7

CLASS 4A

POD #1
 Winterset 28, Decorah 19

POD #2
Xavier, Cedar Rapids 24, Webster City 13

POD #3
Waverly-Shell Rock 36, Bondurant-Farrar 25

POD #4
Lewis Central 35, Indianola 21

CLASS 3A

POD #1
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 50, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 14

POD #2
 Humboldt 42, Independence 21

POD #3
Harlan Community 38, Nevada 0

POD #4
Solon 23, West Delaware 19

CLASS 2A

POD #1
West Lyon, Inwood 24, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 7

POD #2
 Southeast Valley 34, OABCIG 28

POD #3
Williamsburg 32,  West Marshall, State Center 6

POD #4
 Waukon 28, North Fayette Valley 14

CLASS 1A

POD #1
West Sioux, Hawarden 31, Underwood 14

POD #2
Van Meter 31, ACGC 13

POD #3
Dike-New Hartford 38, Sigourney/Keota 14

POD #4
Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 35, MFL MarMac 6

CLASS A

POD #1
West Hancock, Britt 27, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0

POD #2
 Woodbury Central, Moville 26, Logan-Magnolia 7

POD #3
Grundy Center 28, North Tama, Traer 7

POD #4
East Buchanan, Winthrop 12, Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 0

EIGHT-PLAYER

POD #1
St. Mary’s, Remsen 64, Don Bosco, Gilbertville 42

POD #2
Easton Valley 67, Kee, Lansing 22

POD #3
Audubon 34, WACO, Wayland 30

POD #4
CAM, Anita 64, Newell-Fonda 13

ROUND OF 16

 

First Round: 5A, 4A, 3A

Second Round: 2A, 1A, A, 8P

 

Friday, October 29 | 7 p.m. kickoff

CLASS 5A

POD #1
Southeast Polk 57, Johnston 7
Dowling Catholic, W.D.M. 38, Linn-Mar, Marion 13
POD #2
Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 23, Dubuque, Senior 9
Iowa City, City High 47, Urbandale 21
POD #3
Valley, West Des Moines 35, Ankeny Centennial 21
Pleasant Valley 42, Cedar Falls 14
POD #4
Prairie, Cedar Rapids 24, Bettendorf 6
Ankeny 42, Waukee Northwest 3

CLASS 4A

POD #1
Decorah 14,  North Scott, Eldridge 10
Winterset 24, Clear Creek-Amana 17
POD #2
Xavier, Cedar Rapids 45, Burlington 8
Webster City 57, Norwalk 20
POD #3
Waverly-Shell Rock 42, Cedar Rapids, Washington 14
Bondurant-Farrar 36, Fort Dodge 9
POD #4
Indianola 41, Carlisle 0
Lewis Central 46, Spencer 16

CLASS 3A

POD #1
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 49, Sioux Center 7
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 44, Algona 14
POD #2
Humboldt 47, Hampton-Dumont/CAL 6
Independence 26, Benton Community 6
POD #3
Harlan Community 45, Ballard 0
Nevada 34, ADM, Adel 26
POD #4
West Delaware 48, Grinnell 0
Solon 24, Assumption, Davenport 17

CLASS 2A

POD #1
West Lyon, Inwood 35, Spirit Lake 7
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 42, Clear Lake 7
POD #2
Southeast Valley 50, Iowa Falls-Alden 13
OABCIG 34, Greene County 14
POD #3
Williamsburg 35, PCM 0
West Marshall, State Center 26, Mid-Prairie, Wellman 14
POD #4
Waukon 40, Camanche 0
North Fayette Valley 27, Monticello 14

CLASS 1A

POD #1
 Underwood 35, Western Christian, Hull 0
West Sioux, Hawarden 45, Ridge View 20
POD #2
ACGC 34, South Central Calhoun 14
Van Meter 42, Woodward-Granger 0
POD #3
Dike-New Hartford 35, Pella Christian 14
Sigourney/Keota 18, Columbus Catholic, Waterloo 7
POD #4
Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 24, West Branch 7
MFL MarMac 21, Regina, Iowa City 7

CLASS A

POD #1
West Hancock, Britt 31, South O’Brien, Paullina 7
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 26, North Butler, Greene 7
POD #2
Woodbury Central, Moville 35, Southwest Valley 0
Logan-Magnolia 34,  Mount Ayr 7
POD #3
Grundy Center 6, Earlham 0
North Tama, Traer 12, Lynnville-Sully 8
POD #4
Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 7, North Linn, Troy Mills 6
East Buchanan, Winthrop 12, Lisbon 8

EIGHT-PLAYER

POD #1
St. Mary’s, Remsen 46,Kingsley-Pierson 6
Don Bosco, Gilbertville 54, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 20
POD #2
 Easton Valley 60, English Valleys, North English 7
Kee, Lansing 42, Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 40
POD #3
WACO, Wayland 50, Martensdale-St. Marys 8
Audubon 62, Montezuma 14
POD #4
CAM, Anita 46, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 20
Newell-Fonda 39, Lenox 14

FIRST ROUND: 2A, 1A, A, 8P

 

Friday, October 22

All kickoffs at 7 p.m.

CLASS 2A

West Lyon, Inwood 42, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 8
Southeast Valley 46, Sheldon 7
Spirit Lake 46, Osage 20
Waukon 38, West Liberty 24
Monticello 41, Union, LaPorte City 35
Williamsburg 40, Clarke, Osceola 0
West Marshall, State Center 42, Centerville 0
Greene County 55, Roland-Story 14
Central Lyon/GLR 38, Estherville Lincoln Central 23
OABCIG 56, Red Oak 0
Clear Lake 41, Unity Christian, Orange City 28
North Fayette Valley 29, New Hampton 28
Camanche 35. Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque 20
Mid-Prairie, Wellman 35, Northeast 28
Iowa Falls-Alden 35, Davis County, Bloomfield 25
PCM 14, Clarinda 13

CLASS 1A

West Sioux, Hawarden 57, West Monona, Onawa 7
South Central Calhoun 34, Emmetsburg 13
Dike-New Hartford 49, Eagle Grove 0
Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 42, South Hardin 6
Regina, Iowa City 41, Cascade 19
Sigourney/Keota 34, Durant 8
Van Meter 77, Pleasantville 14
Underwood 49, Nodaway Valley/Orient-Macksburg 3
Western Christian, Hull 21, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 7
Woodward-Granger 7, Interstate 35, Truro 0
MFL MarMac 18, Denver 13
Columbus Catholic, Waterloo 27, Aplington-Parkersburg 13
West Branch 35, Cardinal, Eldon 6
Pella Christian 42, Mediapolis 21
ACGC 40, South Hamilton, Jewell 22
Ridge View 14, Treynor 0

CLASS A

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 70, Tri-Center, Neola 54
West Hancock, Britt 43, Alta-Aurelia 7
Grundy Center 35, Saint Ansgar 8
North Linn, Troy Mills 46, Nashua-Plainfield 16
Lisbon 30, Bellevue 27
Lynnville-Sully 40, Highland, Riverside 15
Mount Ayr 34, Madrid 20
Woodbury Central, Moville 46, AHSTW, Avoca 12
South O’Brien, Paullina 21, IKM-Manning 7
North Butler 12, Starmont 0
Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 28, Alburnett 6
East Buchanan 44, Newman Catholic, Mason City 29
North Tama, Traer 23, Wapello 20
Earlham 28, Belle Plaine 0
Southwest Valley 53, Ogden 22
Logan-Magnolia 42, Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 14

EIGHT-PLAYER

Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 54, Springville 12
CAM, Anita 66, East Mills 0
St. Mary’s, Remsen 48, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 12
Kingsley-Pierson 30, Harris-Lake Park 13
Don Bosco, Gilbertville 54, Tripoli 12
Easton Valley 69, Dunkerton 8
WACO, Wayland 39, Edgewood-Colesburg 36
Montezuma 36, New London 34
Martensdale-St. Marys 74, BGM, Brooklyn 52
Lenox 52, Lamoni 8
Kee, Lansing 50, Northwood-Kensett 45
Audubon 55, Stanton/Essex 20
Newell-Fonda 63, Janesville 8
GTRA 58, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 28
English Valleys, North English 36, Southeast Warren 15
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 68, Baxter 38

CONGRATULATIONS TO LAST SEASON’S STATE CHAMPIONS

4A
Ankeny

 

3A
North Scott, Eldridge

2A
Waukon
Waukon

1A
OABCIG

A
Regina, Iowa City

Eight-Player
St. Mary’s, Remsen

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