Illinois’ top high school football programs will have the chance to be a part of one of the NFL’s top rivalries come December. This week, the Bears announced intentions to honor the eight IHSA football champions at the Dec. 29 game vs. the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field.
During halftime, the coaches and one player representativefrom each team will be welcomed onto the field for a moment of recognition featuring state championship game highlights on the video boards courtesy of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
“The Chicago Bears are dedicated to supporting high school football throughout the state of Illinois, and we will be proud to recognize our 2013 football state champion teams during halftime of our game on December 29,” said Bears Chairman George H. McCaskey. “Winning a state title is a monumental accomplishment, and we look forward to congratulating each championship team.”
The IHSA football championship games will be played Nov. 29-30 at Northern Illinois Univeristy’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Classes 1-4A will be played the 29th, followed by Classes 5-8A the 30th.
For more on the Bears’ plans to honor the IHSA champs, head to IHSA.org.