KSHSAA Class 5A Football State Championship

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Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Carnie Smith Stadium, 1801 S. Joplin, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Tickets: $10 (PSU Ticket Office)
Gates open: 11a
Kickoff: 1p
Parking: No charge. Lots open at TBD.
Live television: Spectrum Sports
Live web streaming: 810 varsity, through the NFHS Network

Designated visiting team: (east stands): TBD
Designated home team (west stands): TBD
5A Bracket (PDF)

Local information

Why is the PSU mascot a gorilla?

Pittsburg State is the only college or university with a gorilla as its mascot. The nickname was adopted in the 1920’s by a student pep club. Some believe the nickname was due to the region’s mining history, but, at the time, it was actually a slang term for “roughnecks”. Learn more.

Recent 5A State Champions crowned at Carnie Smith Stadium

2021 Shawnee-Mill Valley
2020 Shawnee-Mill Valley
2019 Shawnee-Mill Valley
2018 OP-St. Thomas Aquinas
2017 Wichita-Bishop Carroll
2016 Shawnee-Mill Valley
2015 Shawnee-Mill Valley
2014 Wichita-Bishop Carroll