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The much-anticipated 2021 MIAA state football championship schedule was released Monday morning and the Division 1, 2 and 3 finals are slated to take place on Thursday, Dec. 2.

Due to fears of conflict with a possible New England Revolution playoff game at Gillette Stadium, the eight state championship games were spread across three days in the first week of December, instead of the traditional schedule of Friday night and Saturday games. Instead, Wednesday Dec. 1 and Thursday Dec. 2 will feature tripleheaders, followed by two night games on Friday, Dec. 3.

It all kicks off at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 with a South Shore League showdown between No. 4 seed Hull (9-2) and No. 10 Randolph (7-4) in the Division 8 title game, and will conclude Friday night when Division 4 is settled between Patriot League rivals Scituate (10-1) and Duxbury (9-1).

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The new statewide tournament, implemented this season, allows teams from the same league — sometimes just a few miles down the road — to face off at Gillette.

This marks the 14th season of holding the state championships at Gillette. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. All tickets will be digital and no tickets will be sold through the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office.

The annual state championship breakfast for coaches, captains and media will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Optum Field Lounge.

Division 1

Thursday, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL (9-2) vs. CENTRAL CATHOLIC (10-1)

Semifinals: Springfield Central tops Franklin | Central Catholic defeats St. John’s Prep

Division 2

Thursday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

KING PHILIP (9-1) vs. CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (11-0)

Semifinals: King Philip beats Milford | Catholic Memorial ousts Marshfield

Division 3

Thursday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m.

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MARBLEHEAD (10-0) vs. NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH (7-3)

Semifinals: North Attleborough stops Billerica | Marblehead routs Westfield

Division 4

Friday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

SCITUATE (10-1) vs. DUXBURY (9-1)

Semifinals: Scituate defeats Grafton | Duxbury beats Foxborough

Division 5

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

NORTH READING (10-1) vs. SWAMPSCOTT (11-0)

Semifinals: North Reading denies Pentucket | Swampscott tops Bishop Fenwick

Division 6

Friday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m.

ABINGTON (10-1) vs. ROCKLAND (9-1)

Semifinals: Abington edges St. Mary’s | Rockland denies Blackstone Valley Tech

Division 7

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.

COHASSET (8-2) vs. WAHCONAH (11-0)

Semifinals: Wahconah defeats Northbridge | Cohasset tops Mashpee

Division 8:

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m.

RANDOLPH (7-4) vs. HULL (9-2)

Semifinals: Hull downs Hoosac Valley | Randolph edges Oxford