Summer vacation will soon end, meaning the kids will head back to school and prep sports will quickly get underway. Football becomes the focal point from August through November and Bradwell Institute, First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Liberty County High School have their 2015 football schedules set.
All games are tentatively set for 7:30 p.m. starts.
Liberty County High School
The Panthers went 4-7 overall last year and will play its preseason scrimmage against South Effingham Aug. 14. They start their regular season on the road, too, playing Aug. 21 in Springfield at Effingham County High School.
The cross-town rivalry game against Bradwell takes place Aug. 28 at Donell Woods Stadium, which will be the Tigers’ opening game of the year. The Panthers will host McIntosh County Academy on Sept. 4 and then travel to Benedictine on Sept. 11.
The Panthers will host the Monroe Tornadoes and the Wayne County Yellow Jackets Sept. 18 and Sept. 25, respectively, and will host Burke County Oct. 9 after their bye week.
Liberty will have its final home game Oct. 16, hosting the Thomson Bulldogs before finishing the season at Windsor Forest Oct. 23 and Richmond Hill on Nov. 6.
The Tigers will host Toombs County Aug. 14 for a scrimmage and travel to Liberty County High to open the regular season on the Panthers’ home field on Aug. 28. Bradwell hosts Calvary Day Sept. 4 and travels to Richmond Hill Sept. 11.
After a bye week, the Ware County Gators will play on Olvey Field Sept. 25. The Tigers will be in Brunswick Oct. 2 to play Glynn Academy, and the Tiger boys will host Effingham County High Oct. 9. Bradwell will play Statesboro on the road on Oct. 16.
On Oct. 22, the Tigers will play on Thursday night at South Effingham, a game WSAV TV has said it plans to televise.
The Tigers go back to Brunswick, this time to face the Pirates, on Oct. 30 before closing the season at home, hosting Coffee County on Nov. 6.
Last year, the Tigers had a rough 0-10 season, but second-year head coach Greg Hill has said the team has come together during the spring and summer, and definite improvements will be noticed on the field.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy
Head coach Terry Middleton guided the Highlanders to their first two wins of the program last year (2-8).
The Highlanders don’t have a scrimmage on the schedule and will start the regular season hosting Bulloch Academy on Aug. 21 and hosting Briarwood Academy on Aug. 28.
FPCA will travel to Valdosta on Sept. 11 to take on Georgia Christian and travel to Bellville on Sept. 18 to play Pinewood Christian. FPCA stays on the road, playing Sept. 25 at Crisp Academy in Cordele and at Southwest Georgia Academy on Oct.2 in Damascus.
The Highlanders will host Bethlehem Christian on Oct. 9, and travel to Savannah on Oct. 16 to play at Memorial Day.
FPCA will host the final two games of their season, playing Toombs Christian on Oct. 23 and David Emmanuel Academy on Oct. 30.