The Wildcats 2017 Football Schedule, released Wednesday by Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Owens, includes an opponent making the longest commute in history to play the Wildcats. Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington has been scheduled for the first varsity game at the new, renovated Gerald Prim Stadium on Friday, September 8. The rest of the schedule of all Friday games mirrors last year’s schedule with home and visiting teams reversed.
Again the Wildcats will have just a single scrimmage, this one at Liberty-Eylau at 9 a.m. on August 25. That means the Wildcats will again have spring football culminated with a spring game at the SSHS Track Complex football field. Coach Owens is still working on the dates. Expect an earlier start date and finish date due to this year’s school calendar, which has an earlier finish for this school year than last year.
The Wildcats will be making non-district road trips to Sherman on September 1 and to Whitehouse on September 22.
In district play, the Wildcats will travel to Marshall on October 6, to Mt. Pleasant on October 27 and to Hallsville to end the regular season on November 10.
Along with the home contest against Seattle Garfield, the new Prim Stadium will be the site for a non-district game against Paris for Homecoming on September 15. District games at the new Prim will include contests against Pine Tree on September 29, Texas High on October 13 and Greenville on November 3, Senior Night. The Wildcats will have an open date on October 20.