Schedule for 2014 Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown announced

Traditional kickoff to high school football season

CINCINNATI - Defending Ohio champions Loveland, Moeller and Clinton-Massie will play in the 17th Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown - the traditional kickoff for the Greater Cincinnati high school football season.

The 25-game schedule, featuring the Tri-State's top teams and rivalries, starts Aug. 22 and ends Sept. 5. The field includes 10 teams from Northern Kentucky and two from Indiana.

There won't be any games at Nippert Stadium this year because of construction, so Loveland will play Lakota West at Miami University's Yager Stadium, Moeller will play Pickerington North at Columbus Crew Stadium and Clinton-Massie will play at Blanchester.

The Yager Stadium doubleheader on Aug. 29 also features Colerain and LaSalle renewing their neighborhood rivalry after a 10-year hiatus.

West Side rivals Elder and Oak Hills play for the first time since 2008 on Aug. 29 at Oak Hills.

A tripleheader is scheduled for UC's Sheakley Athletic Center on Aug. 30, with most of the other games at high school stadiums.

Tickets will be available beginning in July at participating schools.  Advance ticket prices vary depending on game location and number of games on site.

Here is the schedule:

Friday, Aug. 22
> Ryle at Cooper, 7 p.m.
> Fairfield vs. Withrow at Lockland, 7 p.m.
> Madeira at Norwood, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28
> Clinton-Massie at Blanchester, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29
> Turpin at McNicholas, 5:30 p.m.
> Loveland vs. Lakota West at Miami's Yager Stadium, 6 p.m.
> Colerain vs. LaSalle at Miami's Yager Stadium,  8:30 p.m.
> Middletown vs. Thurgood Marshall at Dayton's Welcome Stadium, 7 p.m.
> Sycamore  at Walnut Hills, 7 p.m.
> Elder at Oak Hills, 7:30 p.m.
> East Central at Harrison, 7:30 p.m.
> Taylor at Lawrenceburg, TBA.
> Moeller vs. Pickerington North at Columbus Crew Stadium, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30
> Bellevue vs. Finneytown at UC's Sheakley Athletic Center, 2 p.m.
> Anderson vs. Northwest at UC's Sheakley Athletic Center, 5 p.m.
> Beechwood  vs. Mount Healthy at UC's Sheakley Athletic Center,  8 p.m.
> Dixie Heights at Covington Catholic, 1 pm.
> East St. Louis (Ill.) at St. Xavier, 3 p.m.
> CHCA vs. Fenwick at Kings, 7 p.m.
> Franklin vs. Carlisle at Monroe, 7 p.m.
> Dayton Stebbins at West Carrollton, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5
> NewCath vs. Campbell County at Newport, 7 p.m.
> Conner at Simon Kenton, 7 p.m.
> Talawanda at Kings, 7:30 p.m.
> Winton Woods at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.

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