The varsity football schedules are set for Arlington’s four teams and there are some interesting aspects about each.
For example, one of the 10 games for the private-school Bishop O’Connell Knights is a contest against the Annandale Atoms, a public-school team. O’Connell usually only plays private-school rivals.
In recent years, more games have been scheduled between public and private teams.
The public-school Yorktown Patriots have three straight non-league games against Concorde District teams Madison, Oakton and Westfield. How will Yorktown hold up in those clashes, as the Concorde District is considered the high-school football equivalent of the SEC in football?
The Washington-Liberty Generals have a Thursday night and two Saturday afternoon games on their schedule. Normally, W-L plays all Friday night games, as is the case for most public-school teams.
The Wakefield Warriors play their first two games on the road, then their final two at home.
The season is slated to begin for Wakefield, W-L and Yorktown on Aug. 27.
We’ll see what happens with those oddities to their schedules.
– Dave Facinoli