Press Release courtesy of Comcast SportsNet Chicago:
the fourth-straight year, Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most
games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs
and White Sox, will be airing LIVE coverage of the 2014 Illinois High
School Association (IHSA) Football Championships on Friday, November 28
& Saturday, November 29 from Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL.
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 CT, leading up to Class 8A’s highly-anticipated match-up between
Stevenson and Homewood-Flossmoor on Saturday night at 7:00 PM CT. Plus –
EVERY championship game will be telecast in a high-definition (HD)
format. The 2014 IHSA Football Championships will be produced by the IHSA
& PlayOn! Sports.
Friday’s Class 1A championship between
Forreston and Carrollton (10:00 AM start) & Friday’s Class 2A championship
between Eastland-Pearl City Coop and Maroa-Forsyth (1:00 PM start) will air on CSN+HD
(located on Comcast ch. 201 in the Chicago area and in South Bend, IN…located
on ch. 285 in Comcast’s Peoria, Springfield, Rockford and Champaign markets).
Viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s
special “Comcast SportsNet Channel Finder” section (http://www.csnchicago.com/channel-finder)
or IHSA.org for complete channel location
details for ALL games throughout the state.
Fans are also strongly urged to interact via
Twitter throughout the entire weekend by utilizing the hashtag #IHSA to
share their comments and showcase their school spirit for their favorite
CSNChicago.com & IHSA.tv will also be providing fans with a live
stream of every IHSA Football championship post-game press
conference. In addition, CSNChicago.com’s IHSA Preps section (csnchicago.com/preps) will feature
highlight packages from all games throughout the weekend, along with week-long
coverage & scouting reports from veteran Illinois preps sports writer “Edgy
Tim” O’Halloran (@EDGYTIM) and a Twitter module aggregating all #IHSA
tweets. Plus – Comcast SportsNet viewers can look forward to a special
“IHSA Football Championships” wrap-up edition of High School Lites on
Saturday, Nov. 29 live at 11:00 PM for a complete rundown of every championship
game, including expanded highlights and player/coaches interviews.
TV veterans Dave Bernhard (Class 3A, 4A, 7A & 8A) and Lee Hall
(Class 1A & 2A) return in 2014 to bring viewers every thrill-packed
play-by-play call, which will also include the first year pxp call from veteran
Chicago broadcaster/WTVO-TV’s Matt Rodewald (Class 5A & 6A). Color
analysis will be provided by Illinois State U. /five-year NFL standout James
“Boomer” Grigsby (Class 3A, 4A, 7A & 8A), along with 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).
reports throughout the IHSA Football Championships weekend will be provided by
Rodewald (Class 1A, 2A, 3A & 4A), along with Comcast SportsNet’s Kelly
Crull (Class 5A, 6A, 7A & 8A), former NIU/Chicago Bears running back Garrett
Wolfe (Class 5A, 6A, 7A & 8A), WSIL-TV Carbondale’s Kelly Burke (Class
1A & 2A), and BTN’s Michelle McMahon (Class 3A & 4A).
schedule details Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of the 2014 IHSA Football
Championships airing this Thanksgiving weekend (play-by-play/color
analyst/sideline reporting teams are in parentheses):
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
10:00 AM –
Class 1A: FORRESTON vs. CARROLLTON (Lee
Hall/Jack McInerney/Matt Rodewald/Kelly Burke) (NOTE:
This game will air on CSN+HD; please visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for the exact channel location in
1:00 PM –
Class 2A: EASTLAND-PEARL CITY
COOP (Pearl City) vs. MAROA-FORSYTH (Maroa) (Lee Hall/Jack McInerney/Matt
Rodewald/Kelly Burke) (NOTE: This game will air
on CSN+HD; please visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL
FINDER for the exact channel location in your area)
4:00 PM –
Class 3A: WILMINGTON vs.
WILLIAMSVILLE (Dave Bernhard/James “Boomer” Grigsby/Matt Rodewald/Michelle
7:00 PM –
Class 4A: PHILLIPS (Chicago) vs.
ROCHESTER (Dave Bernhard/James “Boomer” Grigsby/Matt Rodewald/Michelle
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
10:00 AM –
Class 5A: MONTINI (Lombard) vs. SACRED
HEART-GRIFFIN (Springfield) (Matt Rodewald/Mark Lindo/Kelly Crull/Garrett
1:00 PM –
Class 6A: NAZARETH ACADEMY
(LaGrange Park) vs. LEMONT (Matt Rodewald/Mark Lindo/Kelly Crull/Garrett
4:00 PM –
Class 7A: CARY-GROVE (Cary) vs.
PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC (New Lenox) (Dave Bernhard/James “Boomer” Grigsby/
Kelly Crull/Garrett Wolfe)
7:00 PM –
Class 8A: STEVENSON
(Lincolnshire) vs. HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR (Flossmoor) (Dave Bernhard/James
“Boomer” Grigsby/ Kelly Crull/Garrett Wolfe)