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Football Championship Information

Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Chaparral High School (CHS)
6935 E. Gold Dust Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Fountain Hills High School (FHHS)
16100 E. Palisades Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Maricopa High School (MHS)
45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.
Maricopa, AZ 85139

University of Arizona (UofA)
1 National Championship Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85719

University of Phoenix Stadium (UofP)
1 Cardinals Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85305

Williams Field High School (WFHS)
2076 S. Higley Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Admission Fees

State Tournament All Rounds:
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

State Tournament Qualifying

6A, 5A, 4A (16 team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games.  Based on region standings, the top team in each region (except 6A Southern) will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament.  The automatic bid in the 6A Southern will be the winner of the No. 1 Tucson division team vs. the No. 1 Yuma division team.  The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams.  The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 6A: Seven (7) automatic bids, nine (9) at-large qualifiers based on ranking
  • 5A: Eight (8) automatic bids, eight (8) at-large qualifiers based on ranking
  • 4A: Eight (8) automatic bids, eight (8) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

3A (16 team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games.  Based on region standings, the top two teams in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament.  The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams.  The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 3A: 12 automatic bids, four (4) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

2A (16 team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games.  Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament.  The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams; however, the region champs will be guaranteed a home game in the first round even if the region champ is the lower seed in the matchup (if the first round game is between two region champs, the higher seed will host)  The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 2A: Six (6) automatic bids, 10 at-large qualifiers based on ranking

1A (12 team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minmum of six (6) games.   Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament.  The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 12 teams.  The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 1A: Four (4) automatic bids, eight (8) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

State Tournament Schedule

6A:
1st Rnd: Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 7 p.m., High Seed
2nd Rnd: Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semi's: Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7 p.m., See Bracket
Final: Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 7 p.m., UofP

5A:
1st Rnd: Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 7 p.m., High Seed
2nd Rnd: Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semi's: Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7 p.m., See Bracket
Final: Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 2:30 p.m., UofP

4A:
1st Rnd: Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 7 p.m., High Seed
2nd Rnd: Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semi's: Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7 p.m., See Bracket
Final: Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 10 a.m., UofP

3A:
1st Rnd: Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 6 p.m., High Seed
2nd Rnd: Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 6 p.m., High Seed
Semi's: Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 2 & 6:30 p.m., WFHS
Final: Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m., CHS

2A:
1st Rnd: Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 6 p.m., High Seed
2nd Rnd: Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 6 p.m., High Seed
Semi's: Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 2 & 6:30 p.m., FHHS
Final: Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 2 p.m., CHS

1A:
1st Rnd: Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 6 p.m., High Seed
2nd Rnd: Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 6 p.m., High Seed
Semi's: Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 2 & 6:30 p.m., MHS
Final: Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 6 p.m., MHS

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change
Note: See Bracket for sites listed as TBD

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