For the 12th consecutive year, the Kraft family will provide Massachusetts high school athletes a one-of-a-kind game day experience on New England’s most famous football field.
Here are the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) matchups and schedule for the eight state football championships that will be played at Gillette Stadium on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.
*Game times are approximate, starting 15 minutes after conclusion of the previous game
|Friday, Nov. 30|
|Division 4||Nashoba vs. Dighton-Rehoboth||5:00 p.m.|
|Division 2||North Andover vs. King Philip||7:30 p.m.*|
|Saturday, Dec. 1|
|Division 8||St. Bernard’s vs. Pope John||9:00 a.m.|
|Division 7||Blackstone Valley vs. St. Mary’s High School||11:00 a.m.*|
|Division 5||Nipmuc vs. Scituate||1:30 p.m.*|
|Division 6||Stoneham vs. Old Rochester||3:30 p.m.*|
|Division 3||Springfield Central vs. Tewksbury||6:00 p.m.*|
|Division 1||St. John’s Prep vs. Catholic Memorial||8:00 p.m.*|
The 2018 MIAA State Football Championships, presented by Cross Insurance, marks the 12th consecutive year Gillette Stadium has hosted the games and the second straight year that all eight championship games will be played on the home turf of the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
The two-day event, which begins on Nov. 30 with a Friday Night Lights doubleheader featuring Nashoba vs. Dighton-Rehoboth and North Andover vs. King Philip, and continues with six championship games on Dec. 1, will provide student-athletes from 16 MIAA schools and their respective communities with a tournament experience of a lifetime.
The MIAA State Football Championships are a culmination of more than 100 playoff football games across the state over a four-week span. Adding to the excitement of state championship weekend will be thousands of cheering fans, cheerleaders and school bands. The participating schools and their fans will also be treated to an NFL-caliber game presentation with music and replays on the stadium’s high-definition video boards. The Kraft family will again donate the use of Gillette Stadium’s field for the games.
Tickets for the MIAA State Football Championships are on sale via Ticketmaster, and will be available on game day at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office, located outside the Patriot Place Gate. Tickets sold at the ticket office for Friday’s game will be available beginning at 9 a.m. and tickets for Saturday’s games will be available beginning at 8 a.m.
All fans will enter the stadium via the Patriot Place Gate in NRG Plaza, located near the ticket office.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students/senior citizens. Children 5 years old and younger will receive free admission. The ticket price includes parking, admission to the games and a game day discount of $3 off adult admission at The Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon (must show game ticket). Friday’s tickets provide access to both Friday games and Saturday’s tickets provide access to all six Saturday games. A portion of the ticket price also goes to the Town of Foxborough per the town’s user charge fee.
Please note Gillette Stadium’s Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for all eight state championship games. For more information on the policy, visit https://www.gillettestadium.com/bagpolicy/.
Kraft Sports Productions will produce the television broadcast, which will air all of Saturday’s games on NBC Sports Boston, except for the 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. games, which will be broadcast on NECN. The games will also be simulcast on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Additionally, Friday’s games will be streaming on NFHS Network at www.nfhsnetwork.com and Saturday’s games will be streaming on Patriots.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30 SCHEDULE
|Nashoba vs. Dighton-Rehoboth||5:00 p.m.||NFHSNetwork.com|
|North Andover vs. King Philip||7:30 p.m.*||NFHSNetwork.com|
SATURDAY, DEC. 1 SCHEDULE
|Game||Time||TV Coverage||Radio Coverage|
|St. Bernards vs. Pope John||9:00 a.m.||NBC Sports Boston||98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2|
|Blackstone Valley vs. St. Mary’s||11:00 a.m.*||NBC Sports Boston||98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2|
|Nipmuc vs. Scituate||1:30 p.m.*||NBC Sports Boston||98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2|
|Stoneham vs. Old Rochester||3:30 p.m.*||NBC Sports Boston||98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2|
|Springfield Central vs. Tewksbury||6:00 p.m.*||NECN||98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2+|
|St. John’s Prep vs. Catholic Memorial||8:00 p.m.*||NECN||98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2+|