2016 & 2017 Iowa High School Football Schedules
The Iowa High School Athletic Association recently released the schedules for all 362 football-playing schools in the state, covering the next two seasons.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has released district football pairings for the 2016 and 2017 seasons earlier this year.
The biggest district change was a drop to seven districts (from eight) for Class A, 1A, 2A, & 3A. 8-Player and Class 4A will still have eight districts for the 2016-2017 seasons.
During the next two years, each team will play a nine game schedule. Games will be played at opposite locations. 2016 home games becoming road games in 2017. The 2016 season kicks off on Thursday, August 25.
16 teams in each class will qualify for the post-season. The champion and second-place team from each district will qualify for the playoffs. For the classes with only seven districts, two wild-card qualifiers will be chosen to fill the 16-team playoff field.