Soccer finals heading to USF; state semifinal games to be played at school sites

The dates and times in the orange calendar are now outdated due to the new information below

The FHSAA has contracted with the University of South Florida in Tampa to serve as the official venue for the 2012 boys and girls soccer championships. Hillsborough County Schools and Wharton High School will serve as hosts. With the arrangement, USF will only be hosting the championship games in each classification. The schedule is below:

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Girls classes 1A and 2A

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Girls classes 3A, 4A and 5A

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
Boys classes 1A and 2A

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
Boys classes 3A, 4A and 5A

This arrangement means that all state semifinal games will be played at school sites. The top line of the bracket will serve as the host school for all state semifinals regardless if it is a district champion or runner-up. The new postseason dates are as follows:

Regional quarterfinals - Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012
Regional semifinals - Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
Regional finals - Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
State semifinals - Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Regional quarterfinals - Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
Regional semifinals - Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
Regional finals - Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
State semifinals - Friday, Feb. 10, 2012