IHSAA Tournament History

Football IHSAA Tournament History

 

Sectional Champions (27)

1975, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

Regional Champions (18)

1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

Semi-State Champions (10)

1981, 1986, 1989, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014

State Runner-Up (6)

1975, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014

State Champions (7)

1978, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1989, 2007, 2011

1981-82 was the first year of the expanded play-off system which featured three classifications and 16 teams in each classification, with sectional, regional and semi-state play and it is from this point that those records are kept.

Moved to four classes in 1983-84.

Moved to five classes in 1985-86.

Moved to six classes in 2013-14.

The Indiana High School Athletic Association football tournament was born in 1973, with four schools in each of three classes qualifying for post-season play based on regular-season records. The tournament format was expanded several times in the first 10 years, with a fourth class added in 1983. In 1985, the current format with five classes was adopted. It allows for every member school to enter the tournament regardless of its regular-season record, just as in all other IHSAA sports. Carmel won championship games at North Central High School in 1978, 1980 and 1981. From 1984-2007, all IHSAA championship games were played at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. Starting in 2008, all championship games moved to Lucas Oil Stadium.