Athletics/NHIAA Announce Partnership to Bring State Championship Football Games to Cowell Stadium
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire department of athletics and the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) announced Monday a partnership that will bring all three New Hampshire state high school football championship games to Cowell Stadium on Nov. 22, 2014.
The Super Saturday (Nov. 22) of NHIAA football championship games will consist of the Division III final at 11 a.m., the Division II title matchup at 2:30 p.m. and the Division I championship game under the lights at 6 p.m. Tickets will be sold on game day at the Cowell Stadium ticket office.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with UNH athletics to include this Super Saturday of high school football at Cowell Stadium,” NHIAA Executive Director R. Patrick Corbin said. “Many of our high school championships are already decided at our state’s university, and we look forward to giving our football athletes an opportunity to play at what will soon be the state’s premier football facility.”
“It is an honor to partner with the NHIAA to bring all three high school football championships to our campus for one Super Saturday,” UNH Director of Athletics Marty Scarano said. “The addition of lights has made it possible to make the Road to Durham the goal of all Granite State high school football teams and fans. We hope this becomes an annual event that will only increase in excitement with the impending arrival of the state-of-the-art West Stadium in 2015.”
“It’s great to see that high school football fans will now have the chance to see all the championship games on our campus,” UNH Football Head Coach Sean McDonnell said. “Our program continues to benefit from home-grown football talent, and these New Hampshire kids deserve to play in the type of atmosphere that Cowell Stadium will offer them.”
NHIAA football championships, which had been contested at the home field of the highest remaining seed, join NHIAA Division I and II boys’ basketball championships and D-I and D-II swimming championships that are currently decided on the UNH campus.
For more information, visit www.nhiaa.org.