(9-26-21) The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) held its 2021 Boys and Girls Sectional bracket drawings.
About the Draw
To conduct the random drawing for the state tournament, the IHSAA places ping-pong balls representing each school in a given sectional into a lottery-style air mix machine. A motorized fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order. For example, the first ball retrieved from the machine will be the visiting team in game one with the second ball representing the home team in game one. The third ball to come out is the visitor in game two and the fourth ball the home team in game two. That same method is followed through all sectionals and regionals to determine every team’s placement in the bracket.
Stateline area teams bracket
A new wrinkle to the tournament format is playing the regional semifinals mid-week instead of all on
Saturday. Beginning this year, the winners of the odd-numbered sectionals will host a regional semifinal match on Wednesday (girls) and Thursday (boys) with all championship matches played at a pre-determined site on its traditional Saturday date.