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IHSA Football State Championship Games To Air On CSN Chicago & NFHS Network

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For the sixth-straight year, CSN Chicago (CSN), the television home of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championships, will be airing LIVE high-definition coverage of the 2016 IHSA Football State Championships on Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26 from Memorial Stadium in Champaign thanks in part to COUNTRY Financial, the presenting sponsor of IHSA broadcasts.

Fans should visit local listings, the CSN Channel Finder or the IHSA's statewide coverage page for more information.


Illinois preps football fans can look forward to seeing every action-packed championship battle starting with the Class 1A contest on Friday morning at 10:00 AM, leading up to Class 8A match-up between defending state champion Loyola Academy (13-0) and perennial powerhouse Maine South (10-3) on Saturday night at 7:00 PM. The 2016 IHSA Football Championships will be produced by the IHSA & PlayOn! Sports.

IHSA TV veterans Dave Bernhard (Class 3A, 4A, 7A & 8A) and Lee Hall (Class 1A & 2A) return in 2016 to bring viewers every thrill-packed play-by-play call, which will also include the first-year pxp call from veteran Chicago radio personality/670 “The Score’s” Laurence Holmes (Class 5A & 6A). Color analysis will be provided by veteran Chicago Bears/NFL expert Hub Arkush (Class 7A & 8A), along with former Illinois State University All-American Chris Highland (Class 3A & 4A), Northern Illinois University football radio color analyst Mark Lindo (Class 5A & 6A) and longtime IHSA TV contributor/Illinois High School Coaches Association Hall of Famer Jack McInerney (Class 1A & 2A).

Sideline reports throughout the IHSA Football Championships weekend will be provided by CSN’s Siera Santos (Class 5A-8A on Saturday) and Comcast Network/Chicago Tribune “RedEye” contributor Annie Costabile (Class 1A-4A on Friday). “Edgy Tim” O’Halloran will also provide studio analysis throughout the weekend recapping and previewing every championship match-up.

In addition -- EVERY IHSA Football State Championship telecast on CSN, including surrounding pre/postgame coverage, will be streamed LIVE on CSNChicago.com and the NFHS Network, while also being made available via the NBC Sports app on tablets and smart phones. Authenticated CSN subscribers can watch live IHSA Football State Championships action from anywhere in the United States. The live streaming service is currently available to customers of Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Time Warner Cable and Charter among numerous other carriers. For a full list of carriers and more information about CSN Chicago’s live streaming service, viewers are urged to visit the following link: csnchicago.com/live-faq.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

10:00 AM – Class 1A: FORRESTON (13-0) vs. ST. TERESA (12-1) on CSN & CSN+HD
1:00 PM – Class 2A: DEER CREEK-MACKINAW (12-1) vs. MAROA-FORSYTH (12-1) on CSN+HD
4:00 PM – Class 3A: IC CATHOLIC (13-0) vs. CARLINVILLE (12-1) on CSN+HD
7:00 PM – Class 4A: JOHNSBURG (13-0) vs. ROCHESTER (12-1) on CSN

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26
10:00 AM – Class 5A: VERNON HILLS (10-3) vs. PEORIA H.S. (12-1) on CSN
1:00 PM – Class 6A: PRAIRIE RIDGE (13-0) vs. SACRED HEART-GRIFFIN (13-0) on CSN
4:00 PM – Class 7A: PLAINFIELD NORTH (11-2) vs. EAST ST. LOUIS SR. (13-0) on CSN
7:00 PM – Class 8A: LOYOLA ACADEMY (13-0) vs. MAINE SOUTH (10-3) on CSN