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University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, will host the IHSA State Football Championships.
November 25–26, 2022.
The top two teams from all divisions (1A–8A) will take to the turf to battle for the title of State Champion.
This year’s teams include:
1A—Lena-Winslow vs. Camp Point Central
2A— Tri-Valley vs. St. Teresa
3A—IC Catholic vs. Williamsville
4A—Providence Catholic vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin
5A— Nazareth Academy vs. Peoria
6A— Prairie Ridge vs. East St. Louis
7A—Mt. Carmel vs. Batavia
8A—Lincoln-Way East vs. Loyola Academy
Friday and Saturday, 16 teams will be led into town with their official University of Illinois Police Department escort to Tent City (the annual tailgate provided for state-bound teams held in Stadium Terrace, directly West of Grange Grove and Memorial Stadium) which will quickly fill up with players, parents, coaches, cheerleaders and fans ready to gear up for the big games and cheer on their schools.
The anchor of the event, Tent City’s entertainment tent will be open both days from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. with exciting activities including bags, a mechanical bull and temporary tattoos along with free coffee, popcorn, hot chocolate, music and a big screen TV to watch all of the games.
All participating teams and their fans have the opportunity to compete in the annual tent decorating and spirit contest with each class having a winner for the team that shows the most school spirit. This non-traditional, intimate pep-rally is a crowd favorite and offers unparalleled amusement for high school football fans. All events are free for the public.