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Brackets, Championship Results & Record Book

2020-2021 Playoff Bracketing

2020-2021 Football State Championships

1A Brackets 2A Brackets 3A Brackets 4A Brackets

1 A

1 AA

2 A

2 AA

3 A

3 AA

4 A

4 AA

COVID-19 Football Playoff Eligibility Attestation
& Team Personnel Form

Must be completed before each playoff contest

Final Conference Standings (as reported by conference presidents) 


Football Postponement and Reschedule Protocols

If a team must postpone a contest due to weather or COVID-19 related reasons, schools must meet the following protocols:

Under no circumstances will 3 contests be allowed in a 7-day period.


  • Friday/Tuesday/Friday = Not Allowed
  • Friday/Tuesday/Saturday = Allowed

A minimum rest break of 3 days between games is required


  • Friday/Monday = Not Allowed
  • Monday/Friday = Allowed

NCHSAA Handbook Rule 2.2.8:  Postponed games will be made up in the order of postponement on the next possible date:


  • If a game is canceled on Friday, Saturday should be used as the first available make-up date.
  • If the contest cannot be played on Saturday, it should be rescheduled for Monday.
  • If the contest cannot be played on Monday, it should be rescheduled for Tuesday.  If this is necessary, the next contest scheduled for Friday shall move to Saturday.


  • If a contest is postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases or team quarantine, the contest should be made up on the first possible date upon the clearance of the affected team.  COVID-19 Modified Guidelines and Resources.


Regulations and Resources: 

USA Football Fundraising and Grants
USA Football Heads Up Coaching Certification

The NCHSAA has one-time funding available for schools when coaches complete the certification program entitled "Heads Up Football".
The Process:

  • Schools will receive $25 per coach for the first 5 and $10 for each coach thereafter.
  • Submit course completion certificate(s) (mandatory that one is the head coach) to Tra Waters.
  • Once course completion certificates have been received, the NCHSAA will reimburse the cost of the course back to the school.

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Season Fast Facts: 

FIRST PRACTICE  | Feb 8, 2021
FIRST CONTEST  | Feb 26, 2021
LAST CONTEST  | Apr 9, 2021

BRACKETING | Apr 10, 2021
1st ROUND | Apr 16, 2021
2nd ROUND | Apr 23, 2021
REGIONALS | Apr 30, 2021
STATES | May 8, 2021

SEASON LIMIT  | 7 games
WEEKLY LIMIT  | 1 game