The Boys Varsity football playoffs are underway for CPS teams across the District.
Playoff season began Friday, Oct. 30, and will end on Friday, Nov. 27 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. Fifteen CPS teams were invited to participate this year. Here’s how the classes broke down:
- Two in 4A
- Four in 5A
- Three in 6A
- One in 7A
- One in 8A
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. Playoff tickets are currently being sold by participating schools for $5 each.
CPS football teams can participate in both state and city playoffs. The city playoffs determine the CPS Champion, and the winner plays for the title during the Prep Bowl. The annual game pits the CPS Champion against the Catholic League Champion at Soldier Field the day after Thanksgiving.
View or download details about each round of the playoffs:
Visit our new Athletics and Sports section to learn more about CPS Boys Varsity Football.
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