The 2021 high school football season concludes this week at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, with the championship games taking place Thursday and Friday.
We’re here to help you watch, follow and even attend these matches in person if you wish.
The action begins on Thursday morning with the 8-player finals, followed by games for the Class A, 1A and 4A titles, followed by matches for the 2A, 3A and 5A titles on Friday.
Here’s everything you need to know to stay on top of the action:
Iowa High School Football State Championship Schedule
Thursday November 18
- 8 player final: CAM, Anita (12-0) v. Easton Valley (12-0), 9:30 a.m.
- Class A Finals: West Hancock (12-0) v Grundy Center (11-1), 1 p.m.
- Class 1A Finals: Van Meter (12-0) vs. West Sioux (11-1), 4 p.m.
- Class 4A Finals: Cedar Rapids Xavier (11-1) vs. Lewis Central (10-2), 7 p.m.
Friday 19 November
- Class 2A Finals: South-East Valley (11-1) vs West Lyon (10-2), 10am
- Class 3A Finals: Boyden-Hull / Rock Valley (12-0) v. Harlan (12-0), 1 p.m.
- Class 5A Finals: Southeast Polk (11-1) vs Ankeny (10-2), 7 p.m.
How to watch on TV and online
The Iowa High School Sports Network will broadcast all 7 championship competitions for free. You can watch it on any computer, tablet, phone or any other device with Internet capability.
The The IHSSN has an application, “Watch IHSSN”, available for Android devices, Android TV, iOS devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.
The IHSSN will also broadcast the matches on television in partnership with local television stations and state cable companies. Broadcast Affiliates include:
KDSM – Des Moines (Center)
- Digital HD 17.3
- Network of dishes 17
- DirecTV 17
- Mediacom 111
NPTH – Sioux City (North West)
- Digital HD 44.2
- Cable A
- The Comserv community agency
- Corn Belt Phone
- HIGH TECHNOLOGY
- Long lines
- Milford Communications
- Premier Communication
- WestTel Systems
- Many other cable systems
NPTM – Omaha | Council Bluffs (South West)
- Digital HD 42.2
- Direct TV 43
- farmers’ cooperative
- Griswold Communications
- Harlan Municipal Utilities
- Marne moose horn
- Mutual communication systems
- Northwest Iowa Cable
- Walnut Communications
- Westel Cable
WQAD – Moline | Quad Cities (South East)
- Digital HD 8.3
- Comcast 1190
- MÃ©diacom 3 | 716
- Central Scott Phone 216 | 348 â¢ Muscatine Power and water 11
KFXA – Cedar Rapids (North East)
- Digital HD 28.2
- Cedar Falls Utilities 106
- IMON 703
- Mediacom 103
- Waverly 21 Communication Utility
KXLT – Rochester | Mason City (Center-North)
- Digital HD 47.2
- DirecTV – View Channel Guide
- Dish Network – Consult the channel guide â¢ Acentek ADB Digital 69
- Charter 190
- CL Tel 17
- Communications 1 333/350
- Harmony 12
- Jaguar 93
- KM Telecom 47
- Media 108/109
- Omnitel 69
- Osage 69
- Rockwell Coop 19
- Winnebago 15/47/87
According to the IHSSN, âThe channels are accessible by subscribing to a local cable company that gives access to digital channels or by having a television antenna (attic, wall or table) in your home. Always check your local channel guide for programming information and any program changes. “
Sports station Des Moines 1460 KxNO will broadcast the State Class 5A Championship on Friday evening. Trent Condon and Joe Stasi will be on the call. The show can be found on 1460 KxNO, 96.9 FM in Des Moines, or via their website and the IHeartRadio app.
How to get tickets for the semi-finals at UNI-Dome
Tickets for league matches are managed by the University of Northern Iowa. They are available online and cost $ 12.50 in total – $ 10 for the ticket, UNI $ 2 for parking, and UNI’s service charge $ 0.50.
Thursday tickets are valid for the whole day, as the UNI-Dome will not empty between matches. Friday tickets can be purchased for Class 2A and 3A matches, or just for the Class 5A title match, as the UNI-Dome will be dumped between matches 3A and 5A. UNI and the IHSAA have a no-re-entry policy. If you leave the UNI-Dome for any reason, you will need to purchase another ticket to return.
Pro tip: use a promo code to avoid paying additional online processing fees. The promo code is the mascot of the participating schools. Before clicking on “Find tickets”, enter the code in one of the search bars provided (in the purple menu bar or under the UNI-Dome logo). Below you will find all the promotional codes of the corresponding teams:
- CAM, Anita: Cougars
- Easton Valley: RiverHawks
- Grundy Center: GCSpartans
- Hancock West: Eagles
- Van Meter: VMBulldogs
- Western Sioux: Falcons
- Lewis Town Center: Titans
- Cedar Rapids Xavier: Saints
- South East Valley: Jaguar
- Lyon West: WLWildcats
- Boyden-Hull / Rock Valley: Nightjars
- Harlan: Cyclones
- Southeast Polk: Rams
- Ankeny: AnkenyHawks
Stories, photos, live updates
We’ll have updates, previews, predictions, game stories, video interviews, full photo galleries and more from all seven title games at DesMoinesRegister.com. You can also view all of our coverage on the Register app, for iPhone and google play.
On Twitter: Cody Goodwin (@codygoodwin), Dargan Southard (@Dargan_Southard) and Alyssa Hertel (@AlyssaHertel) will all be at the UNI-Dome to provide stories, updates and analysis on Thursday and Friday.
Our photographers Kelsey Kremer (@kelsey_kremer) and Joseph Cress (@josephcress) will document every highlight of the UNI-Dome. They will also share their photos on Instagram: @kelsey_kremer and @josephwcress.
Be sure to follow the main Des Moines Register Sports Twitter account (@DMRSports) and the high school-focused All-Iowa Sports Twitter account (@AllIowa). Also follow our High school initiates’ Facebook page for more updates, photos and stories.
Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.