A new season of high school football is just around the corner. But before we start a new season of prep gridiron action, let’s take a look back at the top games from this past season.
2021 was an outstanding year of high school football on YurView’s GameTime and Ford Game of the Week. After covering over seventy live matchups from around the country, we’ve reviewed the games and narrowed it down to 10 of the best from last season.
If you’re looking for dramatic come-from-behind victories, highlight-reel offensive/defensive plays, and intense local rivalries – then you won’t want to miss a single week.
Classic GameTime spotlights why high school football is a favorite among sports fans.
This year’s lineup features matchups from Oklahoma, California, Nebraska, Kansas, Louisiana, Rhode Island, and Arizona. You’ll relive some amazing prep football moments and see some of the best players and top college recruits in the country.
So let’s get rolling on into Classic GameTime!
How to Watch
There are three ways to watch Classic GameTime starting June 17th:
- Cox customers can tune into their local YurView channel every Friday night at 7:00 pm (check local listings for channel info).
- Cox customers can also watch the games for free on any mobile device using the Cox Contour app. Download the Contour app on Apple and Android.
- A free stream of the games will be available to everyone at watch.yurview.com. The stream will be at 7:00 pm CT on the same day as the televised game.
All of the games are available to download for only $4.99/each. Download links are available in each game description below.
Here’s a preview of this year’s Classic GameTime lineup:
Bishop McGuinness vs. Guthrie (Oklahoma)
Original game played: October 29, 2021
Scheduled air date: June 17, 2022
The Bishop McGuinness Fighting Irish visited the Guthrie Bluejays in a battle for second place in district 5A-2.
Four quarters were not enough to decide this Oklahoma 5A-2 rivalry game. This game had it all – lots of scoring, amazing individual performances, and a missed 2-point conversion would be the deciding factor in this now legendary prep football barn burner.
Archbishop Rummel vs. John Curtis (Louisiana)
Original game played: October 30, 2021
Scheduled air date: June 24, 2022
The Rummel Raiders and John Curtis Patriots came in as the #2 and #3 teams in Louisiana 9-5A, and the game took place on a special Saturday afternoon edition of GameTime.
The Patriots would get up big early but the Raiders made a fierce comeback. Would it be enough to get the come-from-behind victory? Find out in this rivalry matchup between two historic Louisiana high school football programs.
Sierra Canyon (California) vs Saguaro (Arizona)
Original game played: October 15, 2021
Scheduled air date: July 1, 2022
If you’re familiar with high school sports, the top teams often schedule out-of-state matchups with other top teams from around the country. This was the case when California’s Sierra Canyon (ranked No. 65 nationally) paid a visit to Arizona’s Saguaro (ranked #7 in the state).
This matchup came to fruition because of the relationship between Saguaro head coach Jason Mohns and Sierra Canyon head coach Jon Ellinghouse. The two head coaches coached together in the All-American game two years ago and Ellinghouse was on Mohns’ US Under 19 National Team staff.
Which team would have the advantage in this interstate showdown? Tune in Friday, July 1st to find out.
Maize vs Derby (Kansas)
Original game played: October 15, 2021
Scheduled air date: July 8, 2022
This mid-season matchup had instant classic written all over it – and even with all the hype coming into the game, it still exceeded all expectations. It featured two of the premier football programs in the state facing off in this Kansas district rivalry showdown. Maize came into the game 5-1 and Derby was unbeaten at 5-0.
Derby’s offense was putting up huge numbers – 59 points per game (twice scoring over 70 points in a game). Maize’s offense was averaging over 38 PPG. Both teams had stout defenses – only giving up an average of 17-17.5 points per game.
As expected, both teams put up lots of offense scoring, However, it would come down to the last play of the game to decide the winner. You don’t want to miss the replay of this Midwest gridiron classic on Friday, July 8th.
Helix vs Granite Hills (California)
Original game played: October 29, 2021
Scheduled air date; July 15, 2022
The Helix Highlanders entered the game 5-3 and were seeking an outright California Grossmont Hills league title when they made the short trip to El Cajon to battle the 4-5 Granite Hills Eagles on Friday, October 29, 2021.
Helix seemed to have the advantage, but would it be enough in a tough rivalry battle on the road? One thing is for sure, if you like lots o scoring and big offensive plays, be sure to tune into this California high school football classic Friday, July 15th.
Edmond Sante Fe vs Broken Arrow (Oklahoma)
Original game played: October 22, 2021
Scheduled air date: July 22, 2022
The Edmond Santa Fe Wolves visited Broken Arrow Tigers in a battle for second place in district 6AI-1. Both teams had lost to eventual district and state champion Jenks.
Edmond Santa Fe featured brothers Talyn and Tabry Shettron. Both senior wide receivers were committed to Oklahoma State.
Broken Arrow’s running back Maurion Horn was committed to Texas Tech and defensive back/wide receiver Robert Spears-Jennings was committed to Oklahoma.
The game would put lots of points on the board, but it would ultimately come down to the final minute of the game to determine the victor.
Westgate vs Edna Karr (Louisiana)
Original game played: December 3, 2021
Scheduled air date: July 29, 2022
For this GameTime classic from 2021, we take you deep into the Louisiana LHSAA playoffs for this epic Class 4A semi-final matchup between the #5 seed Westgate Tigers vs #1 Edna Karr Cougars.
Coming into the game, Edna Karr had played in the Class 4A state championship game in nine of the last ten years, and the Cougars were looking for their seventh straight trip to the title game under head coach Brice Brown. For Westgate, they had never played in a state championship game and hadn’t advanced to the semifinals since 2010.
Which team would advance to the state title game – the perennial powerhouse Edna Karr or the hungry, up and coming Westgate Tigers? Don’t miss this classic gem from down on the bayou.
Central vs Bishop Hendricken (Rhode Island)
Original game played: October 18, 2021
Scheduled air date: August 5, 2022
A rare defensive struggle highlighted this big-time Rhode Island matchup. It featured the two championship teams from spring’s “Fall II” season. The winner would have the inside track to clinch the top seed in the Division I-A subdivision. Hendricken came in at 2-0 in league play while the Knights were 2-1.
After a scoreless first half, both teams finally found their offense late in the game. It would go down to the wire and ultimately the winner wouldn’t be decided until 13 seconds remaining in the game. Check out this New England prep classic on Friday, August 5th.
Gretna vs Elkhorn South (Nebraska)
Original game played: November 5, 2021
Scheduled air date: August 12, 2022
We head back to the 2021 Nebraska high school football playoffs for a Class A Regional matchup between the #5 ranked Gretna Dragons and #4 Elkhorn South Storm. Both teams came into the game with a stellar 9-1 record.
There were many twists and turns throughout the game. Both teams played like everything was on the line – and it was – a chance to advance to the state semi-finals. This was a game that symbolizes the heart and soul of high school football in the Midwest.
Chandler vs Hamilton (Arizona)
Original game played: November 12, 2021
Scheduled air date: August 19, 2022
What better way to wrap up Classic GameTime than this instant classic from late in the season. The Chandler Wolves vs Hamilton Huskies matchup is one of the most storied rivalries in Arizona high school football – often referred to as the Battle of Arizona Avenue.
MaxPreps deemed it the National Game of the Week with Chandler ranked No. 10 nationally and Hamilton ranked No. 15. The Wolves were riding a 45-game win streak (longest in the nation) and 9 straight wins against the Huskies.
Not only were there national implications on the line but also the #1 seed in the Open Division heading into the playoffs. Both teams were loaded with talent and put it all on the line to wrap up the regular season.
Relive one of the most thrilling games in Arizona prep football history – Friday, August 19th.
Don’t miss a single week of Classic GameTime high school football starting June 17th – Friday nights at 7:00 pm on YurView (check local listings for channel info) and streaming at 7 pm CT on watch.yurview.com.