Thursday, July 16, 2015

2015 VHSL Master Football Schedule Released

It's a brave new world for high school football in Hanover County.

As Patrick Henry moves to the Capital District effective this fall for scheduling purposes, the Patriots are no longer "landlocked" into playing the other three county schools in September. Gone are longtime opponents like Hermitage, Deep Run and Douglas Freeman, replaced by the likes of Highland Springs, Varina, and Henrico. The Patriots haven't played the Springers or Blue Devils on a regular basis since the 1970s in their first stint in the Capital District, and dropped Henrico from their schedule in the early 2000s due to the opening of both Deep Run and Hanover.

Look for major changes to the schedules of all four schools, and, due to the usual "two-year realignment" of schools by the Virginia High School League (VHSL), you'll note some teams must travel to county rivals for the second year in a row, most notably, Atlee going to Hanover again on September 25th and Patrick Henry having to play The Tomato Bowl in Mechanicsville for the second straight year, this time in the regular season finale on November 6th.

Also, for the first time in county history, all four schools will play each other at the same time on October 23rd when Lee-Davis battles Hanover and Patrick Henry goes to Atlee. Since Hanover opened in the fall of 2003, two "in-county" games had never occurred simultaneously.

To see any team's 2015 slate of games, CLICK HERE.

9/4: vs. Deep Run
9/11: vs. Mills Godwin
9/18: at Douglas Freeman
9/25: at Hanover
10/2: at Highland Springs
10/10: vs. Lee-Davis (12pm, 25th Anniversary Event)
10/16: at Henrico
10/23: Patrick Henry
10/30: Varina
11/6: at Armstrong

9/4: at Dinwiddie
9/11: J.R. Tucker
9/18: at Hopewell (7:30)
9/25: Atlee
10/2: at Patrick Henry
10/9: Highland Springs
10/16: at Varina
10/23: Lee-Davis
10/30: at Armstrong
11/6: Henrico

9/4: at Caroline
9/11: Glen Allen
9/18: Mills Godwin
9/25: at Henrico
10/2: Hanover
10/9: Varina
10/16: at Armstrong
10/23: at Atlee
10/30: Highland Springs
11/6: at Lee-Davis (57th Tomato Bowl)

9/4: at J.R. Tucker
9/11: Prince George
9/18: at Glen Allen
9/25: Varina
10/2: Armstrong
10/10: at Atlee (12pm)
10/16: Highland Springs
10/23: at Hanover
10/30: at Henrico
11/6: Patrick Henry (57th Tomato Bowl)

NOTE: RVA Sports Network will begin announcing its 2015 "Game of The Week" broadcast schedule on Twitter next Friday, July 24th!

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