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Football History

The WIAA began sponsoring a playoff for football in 1976, which was comprised of 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 nine. 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, Catholic Memorial, Darlington and Wisconsin Lutheran have won four. Schools with three titles are Antigo, 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 and Edgar have appeared in the most championship games with 13. Darlington and St. Mary's Springs are next with 12, Lancaster and Waunakee have appeared in 11 finals. Kimberly and Stratford are next with nine. Menomonie and Monroe have played in eight, while Catholic Memorial, Hilbert, Homestead, Kenosha Tremper and Osseo-Fairchild have appeared in seven. Ashwaubenon, D.C. Everest, De Soto, Regis, Rice Lake, Somerset, Stanley-Boyd and Wisconsin Lutheran have been in six. Amherst, Brookfield Central, Colby, Kewaunee, Marshfield, Monona Grove, Mosinee and New Berlin Eisenhower have played in five finals.

State championships have been won by 125 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). Amherst (2015-17), 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 have qualified 32 times, 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 a 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

2019 Tournament Results

2019 State Football Championships
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 21-22
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.
 

Thursday, Nov. 21
Division 7:  Black Hawk/Warren (14-0) 6, Edgar (12-2) 0 - Stats
Division 6:  St. Mary's Springs (12-2) 7, Regis (13-1) 0 - Stats
Division 5:  Lake Country Lutheran (13-1) 22, Stratford (13-1) 13 - Stats
Division 4:  Catholic Memorial (12-2) 35, vs. Kiel (13-1) 0 - Stats

Friday, Nov. 22 
Division 3:  DeForest (14-0) 8, Menasha (12-2) 7 - Stats
Division 2:  Brookfield East (12-2) 31, Waunakee (12-2) 30 - Stats
Division 1:  Muskego (14-0) 21, Bay Port (13-1) 10 - Stats

2019 Football Playoff Results

Division 1  Bracket
Division 2  Bracket
Division 3  Bracket
Division 4  Bracket
Division 5  Bracket
Division 6  Bracket
Division 7 Bracket

2019 Football Season Information
Conference Standings
Playoff Field

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 Results
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 Results
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

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 - stats
Division 6: St. Mary's Springs (13-0) 24, Regis (12-1) 14 - stats
Division 5: Amherst (13-0) 19, Lancaster (12-1) 7 - stats
Division 4: Somerset (12-1) 35, Big Foot (12-1) 33 (OT) - stats


Friday, Nov. 16
Division 3: Catholic Memorial (11-2) 42, Waupaca (12-1) 7 - stats
Division 2: Homestead (12-1) 14, Waunakee (12-1) 0 - stats
Division 1: Arrowhead (13-0) 35, vs. Sun Prairie (12-1) 14 - 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
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 20-21
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