If the sight of 32 high school football teams neatly displayed on a clean bracket almost brought a tear to your eye, you probably aren’t alone.
It’s been two long, difficult years since high school football players, coaches and fans were able to look forward to a state tournament.
“Playoff pairing night is always special, but it feels even bigger this time around,” IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said. “256 teams and communities are going to get the opportunity to hear their name called and be recognized for the hard work they have put into qualifying for the postseason. It is a major accomplishment and I hope they take a moment to enjoy and celebrate it amidst all the recent challenges.”
All championship games will be played at NIU’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Classes 1A-4A will be on Friday, Nov. 26. Classes 5A-8A will be on Saturday, Nov. 27.