When fall comes around there's at least one sport the City of Chicago is always ready for: football. CPS schools hit the gridiron every fall ready to take on opponents both new and old across the entire District.
Our football program is divided into 12 conferences: Six teams in each of the four Illini Conferences; eight teams in each of the four Chicago Conferences; eight teams in two Inter-City Conferences.
Learn more about our Football program.
Join the team
Students interested in playing football should contact the Athletic Director at their school. Your school will be able to provide more information about eligibility and team tryouts.
Schedules and calendars
Information provided below is for Varsity Level only. Schedules & Calendars for other levels (Junior Varsity, Sophomore, Freshman) may be obtained from the Athletic Director at each school.
2014 Varsity Football Schedule
Playoff season begins in late October and will end on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the state championship game. An invitation to the state playoffs is extended only to teams who qualify based on their regular season win-loss record.
Divisions are based on enrollment classes that range between 1A-8A schools, with 8A being the largest schools in the District.
The playoffs use a single elimination format meaning that one loss equals elimination. At the end of the playoffs a state champion is crowned in each class.
The latest sports news and scores are available online at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.
For more information contact the Regional Athletic Director for Football, Mickey Pruitt at (773) 534-0729.