Championship Information

Football


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Arcadia High School
4703 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018

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

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

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

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

North Canyon High School
1700 E. Union Hills Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85024

Shadow Mountain High School
2902 E. Shea Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85028

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

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

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming of any postseason event must be done through AZPreps365.com and/or 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 may broadcast using the following two options:

YouTube or Ustream broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has YouTube or Ustream account, it can simulcast the event for free through AZPreps365.com by working with the athletic director.

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.

None of the above for broadcasting: Please contact the AIA at info@azpreps365.com with a request to stream an event.

2018 State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 4:30 p.m., ASU

5A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 12:30 p.m., ASU

4A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 7 p.m., UofA

3A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 6 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 7 p.m., CVHS

2A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 6 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 3 p.m., CVHS

1A:
First Round: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m., MHS
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 6 p.m., MHS

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

State Tournament Qualifying

6A, 5A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 16 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. 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
  • 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