By Les Wilsey/AIA365.com
Division VI began its playoffs last week. Now Divisions I through V are set to begin theirs.
The state football brackets were set and announced Saturday morning. Play gets underway Friday Nov. 8 and Saturday Nov. 9 depending on division.
The top seeds are Mountain Pointe (Division I), Salpointe (D-II), Williams Field (D-III), Show Low (D-IV) and Arizona Lutheran (D-V).
Play begins for divisions I, II and III on Friday Nov. 8 and for D-IV and V on Saturday Nov. 9 at the sites of the highest seeds. Quarterfinals are at high seeds on Friday (Nov.15) for the divisions I through III and Saturday (Nov. 16) for divisions IV and V. Semifinals for divisions I through III are Friday Nov. 22 at sites to be determined. Semis for divisions IV and V are Saturday Nov. 23 at sites to be determined. State title games for Divisions II, III, IV and V are Friday Nov. 29 and the D-I final is Saturday Nov. 30.
Full brackets can be found on AIA365.com. Click on sports/activities, then footballl, then brackets.
Here are the first-round schedules for all divisions:
DIVISION I (all 7 p.m. starts)
FRIDAY NOV. 8 -- No. 16 Boulder Creek at No. 1 Mountain Pointe; No. 9 Red Mountain at No. 8 Highland; No. 12 Brophy Prep at No. 5 Westview; No. 13 Desert Mountain at No. 4 Desert Ridge; No. 14 Millennium at No. 3 Hamilton; No. 11 Mesa Mountain View at No. 6 Pinnacle; No. 10 Basha at No. 7 Horizon and No. 15 Skyline at No. 2 Chandler.
DIVISION II (all 7 p.m. starts)
FRIDAY NOV. 8 -- No. 16 Cibola at No. 1 Salpointe; No. 9 Liberty at No. 8 Marana Mountain View; No. 12 Deer Valley at No. 5 Sunnyslope; No. 13 Tucson at No. 4 Centennial; No. 14 Tolleson at No. 3 Chaparral; No. 11 Ironwood Ridge at No. 6 Marcos de Niza; No. 10 Sahuaro at No. 7 Campo Verde; No. 15 Buena at No. 2 Mesquite.
DIVISION III (all 7 p.m. starts)
FRIDAY NOV. 8 -- No. 16 Agua Fria at No. 1 Williams Field; No. 9 HIgley at No. 8 Canyon del Oro; No.12 Bradshaw Mountain at No. 5 Peoria; No. 13 Cactus at No. 4 Queen Creek; No. 14 Thunderbird No. 3 Desert Edge; No. 11 Catalina Foothills at No. 6 Shadow Ridge; No. 10 Tempe at No. 7 Sabino; and No. 15 Washington at No. 2 Saguaro.
DIVISION IV (all 6 p.m. starts unless noted)
DATE TO BE DETERMINED (Nov 8 or 9) -- No. 14 Rio Rico at No. 3 Snowflake; FRIDAY NOV. 8 -- No. 9 Safford at No. 8 Estrella Foothills; SATURDAY NOV. 9 -- No. 16 Payson at No. 1 Show Low; No. 12 Fountain Hills at No. 5 Coolidge; No. 13 Monument Valley at No. 4 Blue Ridge; No. 11 Page at No. 6 River Valley; No. 10 Sahuarita at No. 7 Winslow and No. 15 Combs at No. 2 Seton Catholic.
DIVISION V (all 6 p.m. starts)
SATURDAY NOV. 9 -- No. 16 Hopi at No. 1 Arizona Lutheran; No. 9 Pusch Ridge at No. 8 Bourgade; No. 12 Tempe Prep at No. 5 Northwest Christian; No. 13 Benson at No. 4 Round Valley; No. 14 San Tan Foothills at No. 3 Yuma Catholic; No. 11 Williams at No. 6 St. Johns; No. 10 Morenci at No. 7 Thatcher; No. 15 Scottsdale Prep at No. 2 Joy Christian.