Illinois High School Association Unveils 2023 Football Schedules for High Schools Statewide


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Chicago, IL – The anticipation is building as the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has recently released the highly anticipated composite football schedules for the upcoming 2023 high school football season. Football enthusiasts across the state can now prepare for an action-packed season of thrilling gridiron clashes.

To view the complete schedules and plan your game nights, visit the IHSA website at The comprehensive list includes fixtures for all participating high schools statewide.

Mark these dates on your calendars, as they are key milestones for the 2023 IHSA Football season:

  • Monday, August 7: Practices Begin – Get ready for the season as teams hit the field to commence preparations.
  • Thursday, August 24: Games Kick Off – The excitement reaches its peak as the first games of the season commence.
  • Saturday, October 21: Playoff Qualifiers and Brackets Announcement – Discover which 256 teams have qualified for the playoffs and get a glimpse of the thrilling matchups to come.
  • Fri./Sat., October 27/28: First Round Playoff Games – Witness the intensity of the playoffs as teams battle it out for a chance to advance.
  • Fri./Sat., November 3/4: Second Round Playoff Games – The competition heats up as teams fight tooth and nail to secure their place in the quarterfinals.
  • Fri./Sat., November 10/11: Quarterfinal Playoff Games – Only the strongest survive as teams vie for a spot in the semifinals.
  • Fri./Sat., November 17/18: Semifinal Playoff Games – The tension reaches its peak as the final four teams battle for a place in the championship games.
  • Friday, November 24: Class 1A-4A State Championship Games at Illinois State University – Witness the crowning of champions in thrilling showdowns at Illinois State University.
  • Saturday, November 25: Class 5A-8A State Championship Games at Illinois State University – The season culminates with electrifying matchups between the best high school football teams in Illinois.

View the schedules here:


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