2021-22 Football State Tournament presented by the Indianapolis Colts

Tournament Pairings Show

49th Annual IHSAA Football State Tournament Pairings Show
Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, 5 pm ET / 4 pm CT.
Online: Streamed exclusively on IHSAAtv.org. Hosted by Bob Lovell and Paul Condry.
Radio: Broadcast on affiliates of the IHSAA Champions Network. Affiliates 

Complete pairings will be posted to IHSAA.org following the conclusion of the show.

Tournament Pairings News Release 

Sectionals

Entry List Deadline: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT.

Class 6A: Oct. 29; Nov. 5; 2021.
Class 5A-1A: Oct. 22, 29; Nov. 5, 2021.
Times: 7 pm local time or as determined by host school.
Admission: $6 per person.

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.
Semifinals: The team without a home game will host. Exception: The bye team will always be the visitor. If both teams were hosts or both were visitors, the second-named team in the quarter bracket will host. In 6A & 5A, in the four team sectionals, the second-named team will host.
Championships: 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.

Class 6A Bracket | Class 5A Bracket | Class 4A Bracket | Class 3A Bracket | Class 2A Bracket | Class A Bracket 

Approved Broadcasts 

Class 6A (30 Schools)
Sectional 1. (4): Crown Point, Lake Central, Merrillville, Lafayette Jefferson
Sectional 2. (4): Chesterton, Elkhart, Penn, Portage
Sectional 3. (3): Carroll (Fort Wayne), Homestead, Warsaw
Sectional 4. (4):, Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern, Noblesville, Westfield
Sectional 5. (4): Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Pike
Sectional 6. (4): Ben Davis, Indianapolis Arsenal Technical, Perry Meridian, Southport
Sectional 7. (4): Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indianapolis), Warren Central
Sectional 8. (3): Center Grove, Columbus North, Franklin Central

Class 5A (37 Schools)
Sectional 9. (4): Hammond Central, Hammond Morton, Munster, Valparaiso
Sectional 10. (6): Concord, Goshen, LaPorte, Michigan City, Mishawaka, South Bend Adams
Sectional 11. (4): Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne Snider
Sectional 12. (5): Anderson, Harrison (WL), Kokomo, McCutcheon, Zionsville
Sectional 13. (5): Decatur Central, Indianapolis Cathedral, Plainfield, Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South
Sectional 14. (4): Columbus East, Franklin Community, New Palestine, Whiteland Community
Sectional 15. (4): Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Castle, Evansville North
Sectional 16. (5): Bedford North Lawrence, Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, New Albany, Seymour

Class 4A (61 Schools)
Sectional 17. (6): East Chicago Central, Gary West Side, Griffith, Highland, Hobart, Lowell
Sectional 18. (8): Culver Academies, Kankakee Valley, Logansport, New Prairie, Plymouth, South Bend Clay, South Bend Riley, South Bend St. Joseph
Sectional 19. (8): Angola, Columbia City, DeKalb, East Noble, Leo, Northridge, NorthWood, Wawasee
Sectional 20. (8): Delta, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Huntington North, Jay County, Marion, Mississinewa, New Haven
Sectional 21. (8): Connersville, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Muncie Central, New Castle, Pendleton Heights, Richmond, Shelbyville
Sectional 22. (8): Beech Grove, Frankfort, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, Indianapolis Shortridge, Lebanon, Roncalli, Western
Sectional 23. (8): East Central, Greenwood, Jennings County, Madison Consolidated, Martinsville, Mooresville, Silver Creek, South Dearborn
Sectional 24. (7): Boonville, Evansville Central, Evansville F.J. Reitz, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Memorial, Jasper, Northview

Class 3A (61 Schools)
Sectional 25. (6): Benton Central, Calumet, Hanover Central, Knox, River Forest, Twin Lakes
Sectional 26. (8): Garrett, Glenn, Jimtown, Lakeland, Mishawaka Marian, South Bend Washington, Tippecanoe Valley, West Noble
Sectional 27. (8): Bellmont, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Heritage, Maconaquah, Northwestern, Norwell, Oak Hill, Peru
Sectional 28. (8): Brebeuf Jesuit, Crawfordsville, Guerin Catholic, Hamilton Heights, North Montgomery, West Lafayette, Western Boone, Yorktown
Sectional 29. (8): Christel House, Danville Community, Greencastle, Indian Creek, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Indianapolis George Washington, Tri-West Hendricks, West Vigo
Sectional 30. (8): Brown County, Edgewood, Owen Valley, Pike Central, Princeton Community, Sullivan, Vincennes Lincoln, Washington
Sectional 31. (8): Batesville, Brownstown Central, Charlestown, Franklin County, Greensburg, Lawrenceburg, Rushville, Scottsburg
Sectional 32. (8): Corydon Central, Evansville Bosse, Gibson Southern, Heritage Hills, Mt. Vernon, North Harrison, Salem, Southridge

Class 2A (63 Schools)
Sectional 33. (8): Andrean, Boone Grove, Bowman Academy, Hammond Bishop Noll, North Newton, Rensselaer Central, Wheeler, Whiting
Sectional 34. (8): Bremen, Delphi, LaVille, Lewis Cass, Manchester, Pioneer, Rochester, Wabash
Sectional 35. (8): Bluffton, Central Noble, Eastside, Fairfield, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Prairie Heights, Whitko, Woodlan
Sectional 36. (8): Alexandria, Blackford, Eastbrook, Eastern (Greentown), Elwood, Frankton, Lapel, Tipton
Sectional 37. (8): Cascade, Lafayette Central Catholic, Monrovia, North Putnam, Seeger, South Vermillion, Southmont, Speedway
Sectional 38. (7): Centerville, Eastern Hancock, Heritage Christian, Indianapolis Scecina Memorial, Northeastern, Shenandoah, Winchester
Sectional 39. (8): Clarksville, Eastern (Pekin), Mitchell, Paoli, Providence, Switzerland County, Triton Central, Union County
Sectional 40. (8): Crawford County, Evansville Mater Dei, Forest Park, Linton-Stockton, North Knox, North Posey, South Spencer, Tell City

Class A (62 Schools)
Sectional 41. (8): Caston, Culver Community, Lake Station Edison, North Judson, South Newton, South Central (Union Mills), West Central, Winamac
Sectional 42. (7): Carroll (Flora), Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Frontier, North White, Tri-County, Traders Point Academy
Sectional 43. (8): Madison-Grant, Monroe Central, South Adams, Southern Wells, Taylor, Tri-Central, Union City, Wes-Del
Sectional 44. (7): Adams Central, Churubusco, Fremont, North Miami, Northfield, Southwood, Triton
Sectional 45. (8): Attica, Cloverdale, Covington, Fountain Central, North Vermillion, Parke Heritage, Riverton Parke, South Putnam  
Sectional 46. (7): Covenant Christian (Indpls.), Edinburgh, Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis Lutheran, Park Tudor, Sheridan, Tindley
Sectional 47. (8): Cambridge City Lincoln, Hagerstown, Knightstown, Milan, North Decatur, Oldenburg Academy, South Decatur, Tri
Sectional 48. (8): Eastern Greene, North Central (Farmersburg), North Daviess, Perry Central, Rock Creek Academy, Springs Valley, Tecumseh, West Washington

IHSAA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) Policy: Prohibition at IHSAA Tournament Series events: The use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), also known as a drone, at or about an IHSAA Tournament Series site during (or within 30 minutes of) an IHSAA Tournament Series event is prohibited.

Restrictions
1.  Banners and posters are not allowed.
2.  No battery powered or electronic noise makers, fireworks, recorded music, sirens or whistles are allowed.
3.  Throwing of articles, including toilet tissue and baby powder, is not allowed.
4.  No live animal mascots are permitted at any time.
5. The facility should be as neutral as possible without any enhancements that emphasize a home team.

Regionals

Date: Friday, November 12, 2021.
Time: 7 pm local time or as determined by host school.
Admission: $8 per person.
Official Football: The Wilson 1003 GST, the official football of the IHSAA state tournament, will be provided for all regional games. 

Determining Home Team
Classes 2A, 4A, 6A
Sectional final game non-host, if applicable, or lower sectional # (i.e., Sect. 1 is lower than Sect. 2).
Classes A, 3A & 5A
Sectional final game non-host, if applicable, or higher sectional # (i.e., Sect. 2 is higher than Sect. 1).

Class 6A Bracket | Class 5A Bracket | Class 4A Bracket | Class 3A Bracket | Class 2A Bracket | Class A Bracket 

Approved Broadcasts 

IHSAA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) Policy: Prohibition at IHSAA Tournament Series events: The use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), also known as a drone, at or about an IHSAA Tournament Series site during (or within 30 minutes of) an IHSAA Tournament Series event is prohibited.

Restrictions
1.  Banners and posters are not allowed.
2.  No battery powered or electronic noise makers, fireworks, recorded music, sirens or whistles are allowed.
3.  Throwing of articles, including toilet tissue and baby powder, is not allowed.
4.  No live animal mascots are permitted at any time.
5. The facility should be as neutral as possible without any enhancements that emphasize a home team.

 

Semi-States

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021.

Times: 7 pm local time or as determined by host school.

Admission: $10 per person.

Webstream: All 12 games will stream exclusively at IHSAAtv.org via pay-per-view for $10 per game or $15 for all games.

Official Football: The Wilson 1003 GST, the official football of the IHSAA state tournament, will be provided by the IHSAA for all semi-state games.

Determining Home Team
Classes 2A, 4A & 6A
*Regional non-host, if applicable, or higher sectional # (i.e., Sect. 2 is higher than Sect. 1).
Classes A, 3A & 5A
*Regional non-host, if applicable, or lower sectional # (i.e., Sect. 1 is lower than Sect. 2).

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

Class 6A Bracket | Class 5A Bracket | Class 4A Bracket | Class 3A Bracket | Class 2A Bracket | Class A Bracket 

Approved Broadcasts 

IHSAA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) Policy: Prohibition at IHSAA Tournament Series events: The use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), also known as a drone, at or about an IHSAA Tournament Series site during (or within 30 minutes of) an IHSAA Tournament Series event is prohibited.

Restrictions
1.  Banners and posters are not allowed.
2.  No battery powered or electronic noise makers, fireworks, recorded music, sirens or whistles are allowed.
3.  Throwing of articles, including toilet tissue and baby powder, is not allowed.
4.  No live animal mascots are permitted at anytime.
5. The facility should be as neutral as possible without any enhancements that emphasize a home team.

State Finals

Dates: November 26-27, 2021.

Site: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis | Website

Lucas Oil Stadium Clear Bag Policy and Guest Services 

Tickets: $15 per person. Children age five and younger are free. All seats general admission. Per Lucas Oil Stadium policy, all ticket sales will be digital only; printed tickets will not be used. All purchased tickets will be sent as mobile tickets to the purchaser's smart phone and that verification should be shown at the admission gate. Mobile tickets should be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster.com or via the Ticketmaster mobile app (service fees apply). Digital tickets may also be purchased in person at the Lucas Oil Stadium Box Office (without service fees) during business hours (credit card or cash purchases only).

Gates Open: Lucas Oil Stadium will open its gates to fans beginning at 11 am ET (one hour prior to kickoff of the first game) each day. 

Television: Five of the six games – the Class A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 6A championships – will air on Bally Sports Indiana. The 5A championship will air on Bally Sports Indiana Plus, an alternate channel, due to overlap with the Pacers game on Bally Sports Indiana.. Channel Listings 

Webstream: For viewers outside of the Bally Sports Indiana coverage area, a live stream will be available at IHSAAtv.org. For those within the BSI coverage area, the stream will be available only on delayed basis following the conclusion of the telecast.

Radio: Each game will be broadcast on affiliates of the IHSAA Champions Network. A list of broadcast stations will be posted the week of the event. Listings 

Determining Home Team: Decided by coin flip between coaches at Monday meeting before IHSAA state finals.

Official Football: The Wilson 1003 GST, the official football of the IHSAA state tournament, will be used. 

Class 6A Bracket | Class 5A Bracket | Class 4A Bracket | Class 3A Bracket | Class 2A Bracket | Class A Bracket 

Approved Broadcasts | Preview | Official Program 

Friday, Nov. 26 

Class A State Championship
Final 
| Indianapolis Lutheran 34, Adams Central 28 
> Lutheran rallies from 14 point, first half deficit to win first football title
> Adams Central's Blake Heyerly named Ress Mental Attitude Award recipient
> Final Records: Indianapolis Lutheran (15-0), Adams Central (13-2)
Box Score | Recap 

Class 3A State Championship
Final | Gibson Southern 45, Brebeuf Jesuit 35 

> QB Brady Allen throws 5 TD passes, rallies Gibson Southern to first state title
> Titans' Ryan Holzmeyer wins Ress Mental Attitude Award
> Final Records: Gibson Southern (14-1), Brebeuf Jesuit (12-3) 
Box Score | Recap 

Class 5A State Championship
Final | Indianapolis Cathedral 34, Zionsville 14 

> Cathedral repeats as 5A champion
> Cooper Koers of Cathedral earns Eskew Mental Attitude Award
> Final Records: Indianapolis Cathedral (14-1), Zionsville (9-6)
Box Score | Recap 

Saturday, Nov. 27

Class 2A State Championship
Final 
| Andrean 21, Evansville Mater Dei 9 
> Andrean's Bowen scores three TDs, lifts 59ers to title
> Niners' Robby Ballentine receives Ress Mental Attitude Award 
> Final Records: Andrean (12-3), Evansville Mater Dei 12-3
Box Score | Recap 

Class 4A State Championship
Final 
| Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 45, Northridge 14 
> Mt. Vernon rolls to first 4A state championship
> Marauders' Gehrig Slunaker earns Eskew Mental Attitude Award
> Final Records: Mt. Vernon (Fortville) (14-1), Northridge (10-5) 
Box Score | Recap 

Class 6A State Championship
Final 
| Center Grove 27, Westfield 21 
> Center Grove holds off Westfield to repeat as 6A champions
> Westfield's Will Strahm named Eskew Mental Attitude Award recipient
> Final Records: Center Grove (14-0), Westfield (12-2)
Box Score | Recap 

Restrictions
1.  Banners and posters are not allowed.
2.  No battery powered or electronic noise makers, fireworks, recorded music, sirens or whistles are allowed.
3.  Throwing of articles, including toilet tissue and baby powder, is not allowed.
4.  No live animal mascots are permitted at anytime.