The MIAA has set its schedule for high school football state championship games at Gillette Stadium, with three games on Friday, Dec. 2, and five more on Saturday, Dec. 3. It is the 15th year that Gillette has hosted the games, and the fifth time that all eight finals will be played in Foxborough.
The action kicks off Friday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m., with the Division 7 matchup between Central Mass. foes Saint Bernard’s of Fitchburg vs. West Boylston. The final matchup is a Division 2 rematch between Catholic Memorial and King Philip Saturday at 8.
Tickets for the games are on sale now via Ticketmaster. No tickets will be sold at the Gillette Stadium 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 all three Friday games and Saturday’s tickets provide access to all five Saturday games. For a full listing of everything Patriot Place has to offer, visit http://www.patriot-place.com/MIAAFOOTBALL.
The schedule is listed below, plus Globe coverage of the state tournament semifinals.
Saturday, Dec. 3, at Gillette Stadium, 12:30 p.m.
▪ SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL (10-1) vs. ST. JOHN’S PREP (9-2)
▪ Springfield Central 54, Methuen 14: Will Watson sparks Springfield Central on a roaring start in D1 semifinal win over Methuen
▪ St. John’s Prep 28, Central Catholic 7: Angry and animated, St. John’s Prep seconds its effort to take command in Division 1 semifinal
Saturday, Dec. 3, at Gillette Stadium, 8 p.m.
▪ KING PHILIP (9-1) vs. CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (10-0)
▪ Catholic Memorial 41, Milford 7: Datrell Jones, No. 4 Catholic Memorial raise standard in runaway Division 2 semifinal win over No. 1 Milford
▪ King Philip 17, Bishop Feehan 10: Making plays, King Philip finds a way again, earning fifth bowl trip since 2016
Saturday, Dec. 3, at Gillette Stadium, 5:30 p.m.
▪ MILTON (10-0) vs. WAKEFIELD (11-0)
▪ Milton 32, Hanover 30
▪ Wakefield 31, North Attleborough 24
Friday, Dec. 2, at Gillette Stadium, 8 p.m.
▪ DUXBURY (10-0) vs. GRAFTON (11-0)
▪ Duxbury 42, Holliston 14
▪ Grafton 21, Foxborough 12
Friday, Dec. 2, at Gillette Stadium, 5:30 p.m.
▪ NORTH READING (10-1) vs. SHAWSHEEN (11-0)
▪ Shawsheen 21, Dover-Sherborn 14:
▪ North Reading 32, Bishop Fenwick 29: With guile, Matthew Guidebeck’s game-ending 38-yard boot sends North Reading back to Division 5 Super Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 3, at Gillette Stadium, 3 p.m.
▪ ST. MARY’S (10-1) vs. STONEHAM (10-1)
▪ Stoneham 24, Cardinal Spellman 17: Colin Farren helps top-seeded Stoneham pull ahead, hang on in Division 6 semifinal win over Cardinal Spellman
▪ St. Mary’s 15, Rockland 14: St. Mary’s hangs tough on defense against Rockland to earn a trip to the Division 6 Super Bowl
Friday, Dec. 2, at Gillette Stadium, 3 p.m.
▪ WEST BOYLSTON (10-1) vs. ST. BERNARD’S (10-1)
▪ West Boylston 32, Amesbury 20: With a 21-point second half, West Boylston runs to Division 7 semifinal win over Amesbury
▪ St. Bernard’s 32, Cohasset 19: Damien Jones, Antonio Mancini a dynamic duo for St. Bernard’s in a Division 7 semifinal triumph over Cohasset
Saturday, Dec. 3, at Gillette Stadium, 10 a.m.
▪ HULL (11-0) vs. KIPP (7-4)
▪ Hull 35, Old Colony 12: John Gianibas dominates second half as Hull returns to Division 8 Super Bowl