The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will once again feature its IHSA Greatest Games Championship Series as a part of the 2018 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 the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium in Champaign-Urbana 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 2018 title games in Class 1A, 2A, 3A, 5A, 6A and 7A, the IHSA Greatest Games Championship Series will give fans 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 2018 Class 1A game on Friday, November 23 (approx. 12:45 PM):
1996 Class 1A Chenoa 35, Northwestern 28
After 2018 Class 2A game on Friday, November 23 (approx. 3:45 PM):
2010 Class 3A Illini West 22, Stillman Valley 20
After 2018 Class 3A game on Friday, November 23 (approx. 6:45 PM):
2011 Class 4A Rochester 42, Richmond-Burton 39
After 2018 Class 5A game on Saturday, November 24 (approx.12:45 PM):
2001 Class 5A Joliet Catholic Academy 27, Morris 20
After 2018 Class 6A game on Saturday, November 24 (approx. 3:45 PM):
2014 Class 7A Providence 31, Cary-Grove 28
After 2018 Class 7A game on Saturday, November 24 (approx. 6:45 PM):
1991 Class 5A Chicago Mt. Carmel 21, Wheaton Central 14