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The Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown is the nation’s largest and longest-running high school football event in the United States.


What began in 1998 as a one-day showcase featuring four games at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium has grown into a key ingredient in the Cincinnati sports fabric.

The Showdown annually features the most prominent prep football programs in the region, comprising schools in recent years from Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus in Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Indianapolis and Southeast Indiana.


The Showdown is a celebration of the incredible high school football played in this area — not to mention the massive crowds that show up for games during the Showdown and every Friday night during the regular season.


This year, the Showdown will look dramatically different in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and limitations and restrictions on high school football. 


Due to the fluid nature of fall football, all Showdown information will be shared exclusively on our social media platforms.  Please select the links below for each social channel and like, follow, share, subscribe to stay up to date on everything happening this fall.