Watch The IHSA Football State Championship Games On Gray Media's IHSA TV Network


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Watch The IHSA Football State Championship Games On Gray Media's IHSA TV Network

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The 2021 IHSA Football State Championship games will air live on statewide television via Gray Media’s IHSA TV Network on Friday and Saturday November 26-27

The eight state title games will be contested at Huskie Stadium on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Fans on the go can also watch the games via their mobile devices on the NFHS Network at

“We are excited for the return of the IHSA Football State Championships and proud to have Gray Media bring the action to fans around the state,” said IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson. “Nothing beats the state championship experience, but those who cannot join us in-person at Destination DeKalb are going to enjoy a first-class broadcast experience.”

The state championship games will air on the following stations and channels by market. Fans are encouraged to check local listings, or station websites, for exact channel details:

IHSA TV Network Channel Information By Market

Market Station Network/Channel
Bloomington    WEEK CW 25.3
Champaign WCIX MyTV 49.1
Chicago 1 WCIU The U 26.2
Chicago 2 WMEU The U 48.1
Decatur WCIX MyTV 49.1
Harrisburg WSIL Heroes & Icons 3.2
Peoria WEEK CW 25.3
Quad Cities KGCW CW 26.1
Quincy WGEM CW 10.2
Rockford WREX ME TV 13.3
Springfield WCIX MyTV 49.1
St. Louis ***6A only*** KNLC St. Louis Decades 24.5
Live Stream NFHS Network Watch here

"Gray Media Group is proud to partner with the IHSA and NFHS Networkto bring Illinois viewers the championship games for boys high school football," said Gray Media’s Jim McKernan. "There is nothing quite as exciting as the fall season of football dreams!”

IHSA TV veterans Lee Hall (1A/2A/5A/6A) and Dave Bernhard (3A/4A/7A/8A) will handle the play-by-play duties for all eight contests. Hall will be joined by IHSFCA Hall of Famer Jack McInerney in the analyst role, while Bernhard will team with the radio voice of NIU football, Mark Lindo. WGEM (Quincy) Sports Director Tony Cornish will set the stage for each game as the show’s host. Once the games kickoff, Heart of Illinois ABC (Peoria) anchor Donnie Tillman will bring fans stories and updates from the Huskie Stadium sidelines.

Below is the weekend schedule:

10:00 AM – Class 1A: Lena-Winslow vs. Carrollton
1:00 PM – Class 2A: Wilmington vs. Nashville
4:00 PM – Class 3A: Byron vs. Tolono Unity
7:00 PM – Class 4A: Joliet Catholic Academy vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin

10:00 AM – Class 5A: Fenwick vs. Kankakee
1:00 PM – Class 6A: Cary-Grove vs. East St. Louis
4:00 PM – Class 7A: Wheaton North vs. St. Rita
7:00 PM – Class 8A: Lockport vs. Maine South

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