DIAA crowns thirteen (13) state champions during the fall season. Fall sport championship competition includes field hockey, boys soccer, cross country, football, volleyball, and unified flag football. DIAA classifies teams for Division I and Division II during the fall in field hockey, boys soccer, and cross country (boys and girls).
Please note, new for Fall 2021, a football reclassification model with a three-tier classification system was approved by the DIAA Board of Directors in February 2021. This new three-their system is a change from the two-division format which has previously been in place for DIAA Football. Schools were placed into three districts competing for three state championships. Districts were determined by geographic location. 3A Classification will have 11 teams in 2 districts, 2A classification consist of 21 teams in 3 districts and 1A classification will have 14 teams in 2 districts. The football reclassification allows for more uniformity among schools, provides relief with in-state scheduling, addresses safety concerns, and will increase student athlete participation and interest in football to provide more teams the opportunity to compete competitively.