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Football

Contest Limits - 10 games
Minimum Practice Requirements

Season Information 2016 2017
First Practice July 28, 2016 July 27, 2017
First Contest Aug. 22-27, 2016 Aug. 21-26, 2017
District Deadline
Nov. 5, 2016 Nov. 4, 2017
Playoff Deadline - 1st round
Nov. 12, 2016 Nov. 11, 2017
Playoff Deadline - 2nd round
Nov. 19, 2016 Nov. 18, 2017
Playoff Deadline - 3rd round Nov. 26, 2016 Nov. 25, 2017
VHSL Semifinals Dec. 3, 2016 Dec. 2, 2017
VHSL Championships Dec. 10, 2016 Dec. 9, 2017

Program Administrator - Tom Dolan (tdolan@vhsl.org)
Rules Interpreter - Tom Zimorski ( )

2016-17 Online Rules Clinic

COACHES ONLY - Click below - deadline for viewing is 8/21/16

Football officials must view the clinic through Arbiter's VHSL Central Hub


Football Regulations

NEW FOOTBALL VIDEOS (2015)

2016 Rules Interpretations
Video - Oregon Targeting and Defenseless Player
Pre-season Meeting Requirement

Tie-Breaking Procedures



State Final Box Scores

6A 5A 4A 3A 2A 1A

 

VHSL State Championships

WATCH LIVE!
Live streaming of finals on www.VHSLNetwork.com »


Region Finals
on Nov. 25, 2016

VHSL Semifinals on Dec. 3, 2016

VHSL CHAMPIONSHIPS


GROUP SITE DATE TIME
1A Salem Field, Salem Dec. 10, 2016 12:00 p.m.
2A Salem Field, Salem Dec. 10, 2016 4:30 p.m.
       
3A William & Mary
Dec. 10, 2016 12:00 p.m.
4A William & Mary
Dec. 10, 2016 4:30 p.m.
       
5A Hampton University
Dec. 10, 2016 12:07 p.m.
6A Hampton University Dec. 10, 2016 4:07 p.m.


2016 Football State Game Information »

All Tickets $10.00
Children 6 and under admitted free with parent

Salem Stadium Parking Guide
William & Mary Parking Guide
Hampton University Parking Guide

Info for Tournament Teams


Event Safety Protocol

Non-member school event safety protocol guide

Info for Fans

VHSL Sportsmanship Regulations
Sportsmanship Pledge

Hampton area lodging »
Williamsburg area lodging »
Salem area lodging »

Past Results

2015 Champions - 1A - Galax; 2A - Appomattox County; 3A - Magna Vista; 4A - Salem-Salem; 5A - Highland Springs; 6A - Westfield.

History

DID YOU KNOW - VHSL has conducted football championships since 1920, when Newport News High School defeated Jefferson Senior High School of Roanoke, 14-7, in VHSL's first title football game. Since that time, Hampton High School has won a VHSL-record 17 championships, four of them consecutive (1995-98). A six-division format and power-ratings system were put into place in 1986 to promote more equitable competition between similarly sized schools.

Football is the most popular VHSL sport for boys. In 2011, 25,476 boys and 21 girls at 306 schools played football.