Chicago Public League, Marquee Sports Network Partner To Broadcast CPL Football Semifinal, Chicago Prep Bowl and Athlete of the Week

November 7, 2023

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network today announced a series of three upcoming high school football matchups to air on Marquee Sports Network, beginning this Saturday, November 11 as Simeon and Whitney Young face off in a Chicago Public League City Championship semifinal matchup on Fritz Pollard Field at Lane Stadium.

Marquee Sports Network will broadcast the following games:

  • Saturday, November 11 (4 PM) — Chicago Public League Football City Championship Semifinal presented by The Bob Loquercio Auto Group — Simeon vs. Whitney Young (Fritz Pollard Field at Lane Stadium)
  • Saturday, November 18 (TBD) — IHSA Football Semifinal presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois — Matchup and Site TBD
  • Friday, November 24 (1 PM) — Marquee Sports Network Chicago Prep Bowl presented by Prevagen — Matchup TBD (Fritz Pollard Field at Lane Stadium)
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Broadcasts for the three games will feature Alex Cohen (Iowa Cubs broadcaster) as the play-by-play announcer and Henry Burris (Marquee Sports Network Bears analyst) as the game analyst.

New in 2023, Marquee Sports Network is the presenting broadcast partner of the Chicago Prep Bowl, an annual matchup dating to 1927 featuring the top available teams from the Chicago Catholic League and Chicago Public League. Last season, Simeon from the Chicago Public League secured the Prep Bowl victory, defeating Fenwick 33-30. This year’s game will be held on Fritz Pollard Field at Lane Stadium and will air the day after Thanksgiving.

In addition, Marquee Sports Network each week will highlight two Chicago Public League athletes of the week, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, recognizing student-athletes who turn in standout performances on the field. For the latest winners, visit

“We’re looking forward to continuing to add to our live high schools broadcasts, including two semifinal matchups and the Marquee Sports Network Chicago Prep Bowl,” said Marquee Sports Network GM Mike McCarthy. “It’s a privilege to be able to shine a spotlight on the tremendous history and tradition of high school football in the Chicagoland area, and highlight the student-athletes who have worked all season to get to this point.”

“We are excited to partner with Marquee Sports Network giving us a unique opportunity through local television to publicize our student-athlete’s great accomplishments both on and off the field,” said David Rosengard, Executive Director of Chicago Public School’s Office of Sports Administration. “This platform allows us to further tell our storied history of Chicago Public League Football.”

ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: Launched in 2020, Marquee Sports Network is the exclusive home of the Chicago Cubs. Named the 2022-23 RSN of the Year by Cynopsis Media, Marquee Sports Network has been nominated for 37 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, recognizing its commitment to Cubs game coverage, minor league content, documentaries and historical programming. In addition to the Chicago Cubs, Marquee Sports Network is a proud broadcast partner of the Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Sky (WNBA) and Chicago Hounds (Major League Rugby). For more information, visit

ABOUT THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LEAGUE: The Chicago Public League is the official interscholastic athletic league for high school sports at Chicago Public Schools. The league hosts 19 different sports across three unique sports seasons, servicing over 30,000 student-athletes each year. The Chicago Public League is proud to partner with the Marquee Network to help showcase our student-athletes. For more information, please visit our website or follow us on X at @CPLAthletics.

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