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Relive Classic IHSA Football Title Games Between 2017 State Final Broadcasts on NBC Sports Chicago

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will debut its new IHSA Greatest Games Championship Series as a part of the 2017 IHSA Football State Championship broadcasts on NBC Sports Chicago (channel finder) on Friday and Saturday, November 23-24.

NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Chicago Plus will carry all eight state title games live from Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb throughout the weekend, but fans will be treated to some nostalgia between the championship tilts.

Following the awards presentations and post-game wrap-up of the 2017 title games in Class 1A, 2A, 3A, 5A, 6A and 7A, the IHSA Greatest Games Championship Series will treat fans to a recap of some classic state championship games.

Each classic game is edited down to its most important plays and moments, with Veteran IHSA TV broadcaster Dave Bernhard setting the stage throughout.

“Tradition is such an important part of high school sports in Illinois,” said IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson. “For many towns and schools, there are a handful of games and teams that are still reminisced about decades later. I think fans young and old will enjoy looking back at these players, teams and games that remain revered.”

After 2017 Class 1A game on Friday, November 24 (approx. 12:45 PM):
1996     Class 2A      LeRoy 16, Central A&M 14

After 2017 Class 2A game on Friday, November 24 (approx. 3:45 PM):
2014     Class 3A      Wilmington 20, Williamsville 17

After 2017 Class 3A game on Friday, November 24 (approx. 6:45 PM):
1995     Class 4A      Providence Catholic 22, Sacred Heart-Griffin 17

After 2017 Class 5A game on Saturday, November 25 (approx.12:45 PM):
1997     Class 5A      Woodstock 35, Rock Island 28

After 2017 Class 6A game on Saturday, November 25 (approx. 3:45 PM):
2009     Class 7A      Wheaton Warrenville South 31, Glenbard West 24 (2 OT)

After 2017 Class 7A game on Saturday, November 25 (approx. 6:45 PM):
2005     Class 8A      Lincoln-Way East 30, Maine South 24 (2 OT)