Championship Information

Football


 

 

Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Arizona State - Sun Devil Stadium (ASU)
500 E. Veterans Way
Tempe, AZ 85287

Campo Verde High School (CVHS)
3870 S. Quartz St.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Coronado High School (CHS)
7501 E. Virginia Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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, Active Military and Senior Citizens (62 and over)
Children five and under admitted free

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Championship Programs: Kukulski Brothers Publishing

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming rights of all postseason events are held by NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school or third party may broadcast using the following three options:

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.

NFHS Network Affiliate Program: A third party wanting to become an NFHS Network affiliate will be granted exclusive rights to a postseason event at no cost. The outlet must stream the event solely to the NFHS Network. The outlet may broadcast the event in its own manner and may keep its advertising. Outlet will also be eligibile for royalties. Sample Affiliate Agreement

Any other means: Outside entities may be able to broadcast an NFHS Network "declined event" with non-exclusive rights. Permission must be granted through the AIA by completing a Media Rights Agreement and agreeing to rights fees. click here for agreement

2019-20 State Tournament Schedule

Open Division:
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 23, 6 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Sat., Dec. 7, time TBD, ASU

6A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 22, 7 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Fri. or Sat., Dec. 6 or 7, time TBD, ASU

5A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 22, 7 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Fri. or Sat., Dec. 6 or 7, time and site TBD

4A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 22, 7 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Fri., Dec. 6, time and site TBD

3A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 23, 6 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Fri., Nov. 29, 6 p.m., CVHS

2A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 23, 6 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Fri., Nov. 29, 6 p.m., WFHS

1A:
First Round: Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 1, 6 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri.-Sat., Nov. 8-9, 6 or 7 p.m., See Bracket, CHS%
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 16, 6 p.m., CHS

% - The highest seeded team following the quarterfinals will be in the semifinal on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The other semifinal will be played on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

Note: Neutral site games are subject to relocation. Factors include, but are not limited to: location of high seed, contractual obligations, broadcast commitments, seating capacity and travel considerations of participating schools.

State Tournament Qualifying

Open Division (8-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games. Following the regular season, the top eight teams from the 4A-6A conferences combined, based on rankings, will be placed onto the state tournament bracket. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the eight teams. The state tournament will consist of three rounds and will be single elimination.

6A, 5A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games. After qualifying teams are added to the Open Division state tournament bracket and removed from the conference rankings (if applicable), remaining teams will be re-seeded No. 1 through No. 16 and will make up the state tournament bracket. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

4A, 3A, 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. In 4A, after qualifying teams are added to the Open Division state tournament bracket and removed from the conference rankings (if applicable), remaining teams will be re-seeded No. 1 through No. 16 and will make up the state tournament bracket. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 4A: Eight (8) automatic bids and eight (8) at-large qualifiers based on ranking. For any region champions that qualify for the Open Division, the next highest ranked at-large qualifier will advance. For any region champions that qualify for the Open Division, that region will not name another champion.
  • 3A: Seven (7) automatic bids and nine (9) at-large qualifiers based on ranking
  • 2A: Seven (7) automatic bids and nine (9) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

1A (12-team bracket):In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum 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 the overall ranking of the 12 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

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