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Football

Contest Limits - 10 games
Minimum Practice Requirements

Season Information 2015 2016
First Practice July 30, 2015
July 28, 2016
First Contest Aug. 24-29, 2015 Aug. 22-27, 2016
District Deadline
Nov. 7, 2015 Nov. 5, 2016
Playoff Deadline - 1st round
Nov. 14, 2015 Nov. 12, 2016
Playoff Deadline - 2nd round
Nov. 21, 2015 Nov. 19, 2016
Playoff Deadline - 3rd round Nov. 28, 2015 Nov. 26, 2016
VHSL Semifinals Dec. 5, 2015 Dec. 3, 2016
VHSL Championships Dec. 12, 2015 Dec. 10, 2016

 

Rules Clinic

(Updated 7/19/15 - 11:16 PM)

The annual required VHSL football rules clinic has been delayed.  The clinic will be posted online when available.  Officials and coaches will have 3 weeks from the day the clinic is posted to meet the clinic requirement.  A link to the online clinic will be posted on this page.

 

Football Regulations

Video - Oregon Targeting and Defenseless Player
Pre-season Meeting Requirement
Tie-Breaking Procedures


State Tournament Brackets

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

 

VHSL State Championships

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


Region Finals
on Nov. 28, 2015

VHSL Semifinals on Dec. 5, 2015

VHSL CHAMPIONSHIPS


GROUP SITE DATE TIME
1A Salem Field, Salem Dec. 12, 2015 12:00 p.m.
2A Salem Field, Salem Dec. 12, 2015 4:30 p.m.
       
3A Liberty University Dec. 12, 2015 12:00 p.m.
4A Liberty University Dec. 12, 2015 4:30 p.m.
       
5A University of Virginia Dec. 12, 2015 12:07 p.m.
6A University of Virginia Dec. 12, 2015 4:07 p.m.


2015 Football State Game Information »

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

Salem Stadium Parking Guide
Liberty University Parking Guide
University of Virginia Parking Guide
University of Virginia Scott Stadium Seating Diagram

Info for Tournament Teams

Past Results

2014 Champions - 1A - Altavista; 2A - Glenvar; 3A - Magna Vista; 4A - Lake Taylor; 5A - L.C. Bird; 6A - Ocean Lakes.

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.