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Rose Bowl to Host CIF Southern Section Ford Division 1 Football Championship Friday

Published on Thursday, November 24, 2022 | 5:59 am

Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana and St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower will compete for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Ford Division 1 Football Championship when they meet at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Friday, Nov. 25. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.

This will mark the first time in 78 years that the Rose Bowl has played host to a CIF Southern Section championship event.

“We are excited to partner with the historical national landmark that is the Rose Bowl this November,” Rob Wigod, CIF-SS Commissioner of Athletics, said. “We look forward to bringing the very best high school football in the country to Pasadena and ‘America’s Stadium’ to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of this iconic venue.”

Fans can enjoy the game from the Rose Bowl’s Terry Donahue Pavilion, which includes access to complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverage, climate-controlled lounges, extra-wide and cushioned seats.

Limited Club Seats, Loge Boxes and Luxury Suites are available for purchase.

The Rose Bowl has hosted only three CIF-SS championship football games during its 100 year history. It was the site for the 1935 and 1936 championships. The last time a CIF-SS Championship game was held was in 1944, when the undefeated Mark Keppel High School Aztecs defeated the Pasadena Junior College Lower Division Lancers, 19-13, to finish the season 8-0.

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For more information, call (626) 577-3100.

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