Indiana High School Athletic Association

9150 North Meridian Street, Box 40650, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-0650

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Blake Ress, Commissioner


October 2, 2005



The pairings for the 33rd Annual IHSAA Football State Tournament Series were drawn this evening by Commissioner Blake Ress at the IHSAA Office in Indianapolis.


Three hundred eleven schools have entered this year’s tournament with most beginning sectional play on Friday, October 21 across the five classes. Nine sectionals have only seven teams thus allowing one team in each to receive a bye into the second round. Those nine schools – Evansville Harrison and Lafayette Jefferson in 5A; Owen Valley and Vincennes Lincoln in 4A; Corydon Central and Frankfort in 3A; North Knox and Winamac in 2A and; Southwood in Class A – will begin play on the road one week later. Forty sectional champions will be crowned on Friday, November 4. Regional games will be played Friday, November 11 and semi-states on Friday, November 18.


The 10 teams that earn a berth in the state finals will play on Thanksgiving weekend at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The Class A and 2A state championship games are slated for Friday, November 25 with the 3A, 4A and 5A games the next day. In all, 306 games will be played over the six-week tournament.


Four of the five top-ranked teams in the latest coaches polls are also defending state champions in their respective classes. In 5A, two-time defending kingpin Warren Central travels to Indianapolis Broad Ripple in the first round of Sectional 5; in 3A, Andrean heads to Hammond Morton in Sectional 17; in 2A, Tri-West Hendricks drew a home game with Cascade in Sectional 29 and; in Class A, Seeger hosts Attica in Sectional 35.


Columbus East, which currently stands a top the Class 4A rankings, drew a home contest with Seymour for its opener. Three-time defending 4A state champ Roncalli, sixth in the latest poll, will play host to Zionsville in the first round.


This is the third year of a four-year cycle that divides the sport into five classes based on school enrollment.



Dates: Friday, October 21; Friday, October 28; Friday, November 4.

Admission: $5.00.

Determining Home Team

First Round The second-named team in the blind draw is host school unless the two teams agree to switch the site.

Second Round The team without a home game will host. Exception: The bye team will always be the visitor. If both teams were home or both were visitors, the second-named team in the quarter bracket will host.

Third Round – The host team will be the team that has played the most away games. If both teams have played the same number of away games, the bottom bracket team shall host.


Note: Teams are listed in bracket order within each sectional below.


Class 5A (62 teams)


Sectional 1 (8 teams)

Crown Point at Valparaiso.

Portage at Chesterton.

Merrillville at Lake Central.

Michigan City at East Chicago Central.


Sectional 2 (8 teams)

South Bend Riley at Elkhart Memorial.

South Bend Clay at LaPorte.

Mishawaka at Elkhart Central.

Penn at South Bend Adams.


Sectional 3 (8 teams)

Fort Wayne Snider at Warsaw.

Homestead at Fort Wayne Northrop.

Huntington North at Goshen.

Marion at Carroll (Fort Wayne).


Sectional 4 (7 teams)

Bye: Lafayette Jefferson at Kokomo-Hamilton Southeastern winner.

Kokomo at Hamilton Southeastern.

Carmel at Anderson.

Noblesville at Anderson Highland.


Sectional 5 (8 teams)

Lawrence North at Richmond.

North Central (Indianapolis) at Franklin Central.

Warren Central at Indianapolis Broad Ripple. Note: Game will be played at Warren Central but Broad Ripple will be the home team.

Lawrence Central at Indianapolis Arlington.


Sectional 6 (8 teams)

Decatur Central at Pike.

Ben Davis at Southport.

Indianapolis Emmerich Manual at Indianapolis Northwest.

Indianapolis Arsenal Technical at Perry Meridian.


Sectional 7 (8 teams)

Columbus North at Brownsburg.

Terre Haute South at Avon.

Martinsville at Center Grove.

Bloomington South at Terre Haute North.


Sectional 8 (7 teams)

Bye: Evansville Harrison at Evansville North-New Albany winner.

Evansville North at New Albany.

Jeffersonville at Bedford North Lawrence.

Evansville Reitz at Castle.



Class 4A (62 teams)


Sectional 9 (8 teams)

Hobart at Highland.

Gary Wallace at Gary West Side.

Kankakee Valley at Munster.

Lowell at Gary Roosevelt.


Sectional 10 (8 teams)

Wawasee at South Bend Washington.

Concord at Angola.

DeKalb at East Noble.

Plymouth at Northridge.


Sectional 11 (8 teams)

Fort Wayne North Side at Fort Wayne South Side.

Bellmont at Fort Wayne Elmhurst.

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger at Fort Wayne Wayne.

Columbia City at Logansport.


Sectional 12 (8 teams)

Jay County at Pendleton Heights.

Delta at Connersville.

Muncie Southside at New Castle.

Greenfield-Central at Muncie Central.


Sectional 13 (8 teams)

McCutcheon at Indianapolis Cathedral.

Lebanon at Harrison (West Lafayette).

Zionsville at Roncalli.

Plainfield at Westfield.


Sectional 14 (7 teams)

Bye: Owen Valley at Greenwood-Northview winner.

Greenwood at Northview.

Bloomington North at Mooresville.

Franklin Community at Whiteland.


Sectional 15 (8 teams)

Madison at Jennings County.

Shelbyville at South Dearborn.

Seymour at Columbus East.

East Central at Franklin County.


Sectional 16 (7 teams)

Bye: Vincennes Lincoln at Evansville Central-Jasper winner.

Evansville Central at Jasper.

Boonville at Floyd Central.

Evansville Bosse at Mount Vernon.



Class 3A (62 teams)


Sectional 17 (8 teams)

Calumet at Hammond.

Andrean at Hammond Morton.

Gary Wirt at Hammond Gavit.

Griffith at Hammond Clark.


Sectional 18 (7 teams)

Bye: Frankfort at Benton Central-Western winner.

Benton Central at Western.

Hamilton Heights at Tipton.

West Lafayette at Twin Lakes.


Sectional 19 (8 teams)

South Bend St. Joseph’s at Mishawaka Marian.

Tippecanoe Valley at New Prairie.

West Noble at Culver Academies.

Lakeland at NorthWood.


Sectional 20 (8 teams)

New Haven at Maconaquah.

Fort Wayne Bishop Luers at Norwell.

Whitko at Leo.

Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran at Peru.


Sectional 21 (8 teams)

Yorktown at Mississinewa.

Indianapolis Howe Academy at New Palestine.

Mount Vernon (Fortville) at Elwood.

Blackford at Rushville.


Sectional 22 (8 teams)

West Vigo at Indianapolis Washington.

Brebeuf Jesuit at Danville.

Crawfordsville at Beech Grove.

Greencastle at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.


Sectional 23 (7 teams)

Bye: Corydon Central at North Harrison-Brown County winner.

North Harrison at Brown County.

Batesville at Greensburg.

Salem at Edgewood.


Sectional 24 (8 teams)

Evansville Memorial at Gibson Southern.

Pike Central at Evansville Mater Dei.

Heritage Hills at Washington.

Sullivan at Princeton.



Class 2A (62 teams)


Sectional 25 (7 teams)

Bye: Winamac at North Newton-Hammond Bishop Noll winner.

North Newton at Hammond Bishop Noll.

North Judson at Knox.

Wheeler at Rensselaer Central.


Sectional 26 (8 teams)

Bremen at Jimtown.

Glenn at Central Noble.

Prairie Heights at Garrett.

Fairfield at Eastside.


Sectional 27 (8 teams)

Rochester at Woodlan.

Churubusco at Wabash.

Manchester at Harding.

Cass at Heritage.


Sectional 28 (8 teams)

Winchester at South Adams.

Centerville at Oak Hill.

Eastbrook at Bluffton.

Madison-Grant at Alexandria.


Sectional 29 (8 teams)

Cascade at Tri-West Hendricks.

Cloverdale at South Vermillion.

South Putnam at Southmont.

North Putnam at North Montgomery.


Sectional 30 (8 teams)

Indianapolis Scecina at Western Boone.

Delphi at Eastern (Greentown).

Heritage Christian at Taylor.

Northwestern at Speedway.


Sectional 31 (8 teams)

Brownstown Central at Providence.

Indian Creek at Union County.

Clarksville at Charlestown.

Lawrenceburg at Triton Central.


Sectional 32 (7 teams)

Bye: North Knox at Tell City-South Spencer winner.

Tell City at South Spencer.

Mitchell at Southridge.

Paoli at North Posey.



Class A (63 teams)


Sectional 33 (8 teams)

River Forest at Whiting.

LaVille at Lake Station Edison

Culver Community at South Central (Union Mills).

West Central at South Newton.


Sectional 34 (7 teams)

Bye: Southwood at North Miami-Adams Central winner.

North Miami at Adams Central.

Northfield at Triton.

Fremont at Southern Wells.


Sectional 35 (8 teams)

Attica at Seeger.

Pioneer at Caston.

North White at Frontier.

Tri-County at Lafayette Central Catholic.


Sectional 36 (8 teams)

Tri-Central at Clinton Prairie.

Sheridan at Carroll (Flora).

Lapel at Wes-Del.

Frankton at Clinton Central.


Sectional 37 (8 teams)

Tri at Union City.

Hagerstown at Knightstown.

Shenandoah at Northeastern.

Cambridge City Lincoln at Eastern Hancock.


Sectional 38 (8 teams)

South Decatur at Indiana School for the Deaf.

Milan at Edinburgh.

Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter at North Decatur.

Monrovia at Park Tudor.


Sectional 39 (8 teams)

Rockville at Covington.

Turkey Run at Union (Dugger).

North Central (Farmersburg) at North Vermillion.

Riverton Parke at Fountain Central.


Sectional 40 (8 teams)

Perry Central at Linton-Stockton.

Springs Valley at North Daviess.

West Washington at Eastern Greene.

Tecumseh at Oakland City Wood.




Dates: Friday, November 11 or Saturday, November 12.

Times: All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Admission: $6.00.

Determining Home Team

Classes 2A and 4A: Host school will be sectional final game non-host, if applicable, or lowest sectional number.  (i.e., Sectional 1 is lower than Sectional 2).

Classes A, 3A and 5A: Host school will be sectional final game non-host, if applicable, or highest sectional number.  (i.e., Sectional 2 is higher than Sectional 1).




Dates: Friday, November 18 or Saturday, November 19.

Times: All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Admission: $7.00.

Determining Home Team

Classes 2A and 4A: Host school will be regional game non-host, if applicable, or highest sectional number.  (i.e., Sectional 2 is higher than Sectional 1).

Classes A, 3A and 5A: Host school will be regional game non-host, if applicable, or lowest sectional number.  (i.e., Sectional 1 is lower than Sectional 2).

Note:  If regional winner has not hosted either sectional final or regional, that school will be the designated host.



State Finals

RCA Dome, 100 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis. Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome website

Dates: Friday, November 25; Saturday November 26.


Friday – Class A begins at 3:30 p.m.; Class 2A begins at 7 p.m.

Saturday – Class 3A begins at 12 p.m.; Class 4A begins at 3:30 p.m.; Class 5A begins at 7:05 p.m.

Admission: $10.00 per day; $18.00 both days (all seats general admission).

Determining Home Team: Home team shall be determined by a coin toss at the pre-tournament meeting on Monday, November 21 at 10 a.m. at the IHSAA office in Indianapolis.