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Football History

The WIAA began sponsoring a football playoff program in 1976. The playoff program involved four divisions and a total of 16 teams in 1976 and 1977.

It was expanded to five divisions and a total of 20 teams for 1978 and 1979. Division 5 (smallest schools) was given eight playoff participants, making a total of 24, in 1980.

Beginning in 1981, the playoff program was changed to six divisions with eight teams in each, a total of 48; so all conference champions could be incorporated into the system. That plan was expanded in 1987 to 96 teams with conference runners-up, as well as champions qualifying. In the first five years, participants were determined on a system, ranking schools on basis of fewest losses and other factors. In 1996, the field was expanded to 192 teams, including all teams with conference records above .500 and other schools chosen from those who were .500 in conference games. In 2002, a seventh division was added, expanding the playoff field to 224 teams.

When playoffs began in 1976, divisions of competition were based on average enrollment of conferences. But effective with the 1984 season, competition was based on enrollment of participants--largest schools in Division 1, next largest in Division 2, etc.

Championship games were played at many sites through the first six years of the playoffs. But in 1982, all championship games were played at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison in a two-day event. That format remains in existence.

St. Mary's Springs has won the most football championships with eight. Edgar, Kimberly, Lancaster,and Stratford are second on the list of titles won with seven. Arrowhead, Homestead and Waunakee are next in line with six. D.C. Everest, Menomonie, Monroe and Osseo-Fairchild have each won five. Amherst, Ashwaubenon, Brillion, Darlington and Wisconsin Lutheran have won four. Schools with three titles are Antigo, Catholic Memorial,Colby, De Soto, Gilman, Hilbert, Kenosha Tremper, Manitowoc Lincoln, Marshfield, Monona Grove, Owen-Withee, Shell Lake, Somerset, Spring Valley, Stanley-Boyd, Two Rivers, Westby and Wrightstown.

Arrowhead has appeared in the most championship games with 13. Darlington and Edgar are next with 12, Lancaster and St. Mary's Springs have appeared in 11 finals. Kimberly and Waunakee are next with nine. Menomonie, Monroe and Stratford have played in eight, while Hilbert, Homestead, Kenosha Tremper and Osseo-Fairchild have appeared in seven. Ashwaubenon, Catholic Memorial, D.C. Everest, De Soto, Rice Lake, Somerset, Stanley-Boyd and Wisconsin Lutheran have been in six. Amherst, Brookfield Central, Colby, Kewaunee, Marshfield, Monona Grove, Mosinee, New Berlin Eisenhower and Regis have played in five finals.

State championships have been won by 123 different programs.

Stratford (2003-08) is the only program to win six straight championships. Kimberly is the only program other than Stratford to win five titles in succession (2013-17). Lancaster (2000-02), Manitowoc (1984-86), Monroe (1990-92), Two Rivers (1980-82) and Waunakee (2009-11) are the other schools to win three consecutive State championships.

De Soto has qualified for the most number of playoffs with 34. Stratford is second in the number of appearances in the playoffs with 33. Edgar and Menomonie has qualified 22 time, and Milwaukee Bradley, not including one appearance in a co-op with Carmen South, has qualified 31 times. Darlington and Howards Grove are next on the list of playoff appearances with 30.

In 2012, the reinstatement of a reduced-player option for member schools became available as 16 teams opted for the eight-player format. The top four teams in two separate regions met for a four-game jamboree at the end of the season. In 2018, the first sanctioned eight-player State tournament was held with eight teams qualifying for the playoffs. Sevastopol was the first eight-player champion with 38-30 win over Luck in the championship game, which was held at Stanley-Boyd High School on the same weekend as Level 3 of the 11-player playoffs.

Tournament Series Results

2018 Tournament Results

2018 Football State Championships
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 15-16
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.
 

Thursday, Nov. 15
Div. 7:  Black Hawk (13-0) 22, Edgar (13-1) 15 - Stats 
Div. 6:  Iola-Scandinavia (14-0) 43, Racine Lutheran (11-3) 14 - Stats
Div. 5:  St. Mary's Springs (14-0) 20, Stratford (11-3) 17 - Stats
Div. 4:  Racine St. Catherine's (14-0) 8, St. Croix Central (13-1) 7 - Stats

Friday, Nov. 16 
Div. 3:  Catholic Memorial (13-1) 37, West De Pere (13-1) 24 - Stats
Div. 2:  Homestead (14-0) 51, Brookfield Central  (12-2) 14 - Stats
Div. 1:  Muskego (14-0) 24, Kimberly (12-2) 21 - Stats

2018 Tournament Series Results & Information
Div 1 | Div 2 | Div 3 | Div 4 | Div 5 | Div 6 | Div 7 
2018 Playoff Qualifying Field

2018 Regular Season Information
Weekly Results Database
Conference Standings

2017 Tournament Results

Football State Championship Results
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 16-17
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.

Thursday, Nov. 16 

Div. 7:  Bangor (14-0) 37, Black Hawk (13-1) 14 - Stats
Div. 6:  St. Mary's Springs (14-0) 35, Iola-Scandinavia (11-3) 12 - Stats
Div. 5:  Amherst (13-1) 28, Lake Country Lutheran (13-1) 21 - Stats
Div. 4:  Lodi (14-0) 17, St. Croix Central (12-2) 10 - Stats

Friday, Nov. 17 

Div. 3:  Rice Lake (11-2) 25, New Berlin Eisenhower (13-1) 3 - Stats
Div. 2:  Waunakee (14-0) 14, Brookfield Central (13-1) 13 - Stats
Div. 1:  Kimberly (14-0) 27, Sun Prairie (13-1) 7 - Stats


2017 Playoff Results Brackets

Division 1 

Division 2 

Division 3 

Division 4 

Division 5 

Division 6

Division 7 

2017 Playoff Qualifying Field


2017 Regular Season Information

Weekly Results Database

Conference Standings

2016 Tournament Results

2016 Football Championships
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 17-18

Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis. 

Thursday, Nov. 17 

Div. 7:  Edgar (11-3) 36, Shullsburg (11-3) 6 - Stats
Div. 6:  Regis (14-0) 27, Darlington (13-1) 14 - Stats
Div. 5:  Amherst (13-1) 38, Cedar Grove-Belgium (12-2) 35 - Stats
Div. 4:  St. Croix Central (11-3) 49, River Valley (10-3) 28 - Stats

Friday, Nov. 18 

Div. 3: Catholic Memorial (14-0) 24, Notre Dame (12-2) 14 - Stats
Div. 2:  Brookfield East (12-2) 42, Monona Grove (11-3) 36 - Stats
Div. 1:  Kimberly (14-0) 29,  Franklin (12-2) 14 - Stats

 

2016 Tournament Series Results

Div 1 | Div 2 | Div 3 | Div 4 | Div 5 | Div 6 | Div 7     

2016 Regular Season Information

Conference Standings Database

Weekly Results Database

2015 Tournament Results

2015 Football Championships
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 19-20
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.
 

Thursday, Nov. 19 

Div. 7:  Bangor (14-0)  20, Pepin/Alma (13-1) 14 - stats
Div. 6:  St. Mary's Springs (12-2) 39, Darlington (13-1) 20 - stats
Div. 5:  Amherst (14-0) 42, Spencer/Columbus Cath. (13-1) 0 - stats
Div. 4:  Osceola (13-1) 28, Lodi (13-1) 0 - stats

Friday, Nov. 20 

Div. 3:  Notre Dame (12-2) 19, Catholic Memorial (11-3) 17 - stats
Div. 2:  Homestead (12-2) 28, Waukesha West (11-3) 12 - stats
Div. 1:  Kimberly (14-0) 49, Arrowhead (12-2) 42 - stats


2015 Football Playoff Results Brackets

Div 1 | Div 2 | Div 3 | Div 4 | Div 5 | Div 6 | Div 7     

Complete 2015 Playoff Field 

2015 Season Information

2015 Weekly Results

2015 Conference Standings


2014 Tournament Results

2014 Football Championships
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 20-21
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.
 

Thursday, Nov. 20 

Div. 7:  Owen-Withee (13-1) 17, Pepin/Alma (13-1) 12 - Stats
Div. 6:  St. Mary's Springs (14-0) 37, Darlington (12-2) 28 - Stats
Div. 5:  Lancaster (13-1) 41, Amherst (13-1) 21 - Stats
Div. 4:  Somerset (14-0) 28, Little Chute (11-3) 16 - Stats

Friday, Nov. 21 

Div. 3:  Wisconsin Lutheran (14-0) 42, Rice Lake (10-4) 18 - Stats
Div. 2:  Menasha (14-0) 35, Waukesha West (11-3) 17 - Stats
Div. 1:  Kimberly (14-0) 31, Arrowhead (10-4) 6 - Stats


2014 Football Playoff Result Brackets
Div 1 | Div 2 | Div 3 | Div 4 | Div 5 | Div 6 | Div 7  | 8-Player

Complete Playoff Field

2014 Season Information

2014 Weekly Results

2014 Conference Standings

2013 Tournament Results

2013 Football Championships
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 21-22
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.
 

Thursday, Nov. 21 

Division 7:  Black Hawk (14-0) 44, Glenwood City (13-1) 22 - stats

Division 6:  Shiocton (14-0) 35, Darlington (12-2) 0 - stats

Division 5:  Stanley-Boyd (14-0) 21, Lancaster (13-1) 16 - stats

Division 4:  Winneconne (9-5) 28, Platteville (9-5) 14 - stats


Friday, Nov. 22 

Division 3:  Monona Grove (14-0) 21, Greendale (13-1) 17 - stats

Division 2:  Kimberly (14-0) 51, Oshkosh North (13-1) 10 - stats

Division 1:  Arrowhead (13-1) 45, Franklin (12-2) 24 - stats

 
2013 Playoff Results Brackets:  

Div. 1  |  Div. 2 |  Div. 3  |  Div. 4  |  Div. 5  |  Div. 6  |  Div. 7

Complete Playoff Field

2013 Season Information
2013 Weekly Results

2013 Conference Standings

2012 Tournament Results

2012 Football Championships
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 15-16
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.


Thursday, Nov. 15
Division 7: Glenwood City (11-2) 46, Potosi (12-1) 21 (game stats)
Division 6: St. Mary's Springs (13-0) 24, Regis (12-1) 14 (
game stats)
Division 5: Amherst (13-0) 19, Lancaster (12-1) 7 (game stats)
Division 4: Somerset (12-1) 35, Big Foot (12-1) 33 (OT) (
game stats)

Friday, Nov. 16
Division 3: Catholic Memorial (11-2) 42, Waupaca (12-1) 7 (game stats)
Division 2: Homestead (12-1) 14, Waunakee (12-1) 0 (
game stats)
Division 1: Arrowhead (13-0) 35, vs. Sun Prairie (12-1) 14 (
game stats)
 
Football Playoff Brackets & Results

Div. 1  |  Div. 2Div. 3  |  Div. 4  |  Div. 5  |  Div. 6  |  Div. 7   

Complete Playoff Field

2012 Season Information
2012 Weekly Results

2012 Conference Standings

2011 Tournament Results

2010 Tournament Results

2009 Tournament Results

2008 Tournament Results

2008 State Football Championships

Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.

 
Thursday, Nov. 20
Division 7:  Catholic Central (14-0) 37, Hilbert (13-1) 14
Division 6:  Stratford (13-1) 7, Edgar (13-1) 3
Division 5:  Colby (14-0) 42, Cedar Grove-Belgium (13-1) 13
Division 4:  Wautoma/Faith Christian (13-1) 20, Big Foot (13-1) 0

 
Friday, Nov. 21
Division 3:  Waupaca (14-0) 21, Reedsburg (10-4) 20
Division 2:  Kimberly (14-0) 28, Verona (12-2) 14
Division 1:  Homestead (14-0) 13, Arrowhead (13-1) 11

 
 
2008 State Playoff Brackets & Results
 
Division 1 Playoff Bracket & Results
Division 2 Playoff Bracket & Results
Division 3 Playoff Bracket & Results
Division 4 Playoff Bracket & Results
Division 5 Playoff Bracket & Results
Division 6 Playoff Bracket & Results
Division 7 Playoff Bracket & Results
Complete Playoff Field
 
 
2008 Regular-Season Information
Weekly Results
Final Conference Standings

2007 Tournament Results

2006 Tournament Results

2005 Tournament Results

2004 Tournament Results

2003 Tournament Results

2002 Tournament Results

2001 Tournament Results

2000 Tournament Results

1999 Tournament Results

1999 Championship Games
Division 1:  Homestead 23, Marshfield 13 -  Stats
Division 2:  Menomonie 19, Brookfield Central 8 - Stats
Division 3:  Waunakee 37, Black River Falls 14 - Stats
Division 4:  Cadott 34, Lancaster 21 - Stats
Division 5:  Edgar 22, Iola-Scandinavia 6 - Stats 
Division 6:  Owen-Withee 54, Mineral Point 6 - Stats

State Tournament Brackets & Results 
Division 1 Playoff Bracket
Division 2 Playoff Bracket
Division 3 Playoff Bracket
Division 4 Playoff Bracket
Division 5 Playoff Bracket
Division 6 Playoff Bracket


Playoff Results
Playoff Results

Conference Standings
State-Wide Conference Standings

Championship Results