May 20, 2024

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CIF announces football television schedule

FOX Sports Prime Ticket, in partnership with the CIF Southern Section on Wednesday announced the television and Prep Zone streaming plans for the 2018 high school football season. The complete schedule features 83 games across Prime Ticket and Prep Zone.

Kicking-off the network’s 22nd season of covering CIF-SS football, the schedule begins Friday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. when Centennial(Corona) hosts Chandler (Ariz.) in the “Ford CIF Southern Section TV Game of the Week” on Prime Ticket.

Complementing TV coverage that night at 7PM, Prep Zone will feature Timpview (Utah) vs. St. John Bosco, Westlake vs. Sierra Canyon, Antelope Valley vs. Grace Brethren, and Upland vs. La Habra.

Prep Zone games this year will be available on and the FOX Sports app.

All Prep Zone games this season will again kick-off at 7 p.m., while TV games are slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the schedule. To view the first three weeks of the schedule, click here. Weekly match-ups will be announced 10 days out for Weeks 3 and beyond.

Returning to the broadcast booth for his 22nd season, John Jackson will provide analysis, while Sam Farber begins his third in the booth with Jackson. Joining Jackson and Farber each week, Chris Rix returns to offer analysis and in-game reports, plus halftime and post-game interviews throughout the season.

Complementing live game coverage, “The Year of the Best in the CIF Southern Section” series returns, showcasing standout athletes from the class of 2019 at their respective positions. Each feature will include an on-field discussion and skill demonstration with Jackson and debut during halftime of select TV games throughout the season.