WINSLOW, Ariz. - The Winslow Bulldogs football team will face its first opposition on Friday when they journey to St. Johns for a controlled scrimmage with the St. Johns Redmen.
Coaches will be on the field and able to give instructions to their players. Winslow played host to a football camp this summer so this will not actually be the first competition for the players.
The Winslow junior varsity team plays host to Snowflake at 6 p.m. Aug. 27. Winslow does not have a freshman football team.
The Bulldogs will begin their regular season varsity schedule Aug. 29 when they play Lake Havasu at 7:30 p.m. in the last of seven games in the Northern Arizona Skydome comprising the 2015 Kickoff Classic sponsored by Flagstaff High School and Northern Arizona University. Games will be played Aug. 28-29.
The Winslow junior varsity will play host to the Holbrook Roadrunner junior varsity Sept. 3. All junior varsity games at Winslow are slated to start at 6 p.m. On Sept. 4 the Bulldogs will journey to Holbrook to meet the Roadrunners varsity squad.
The Winslow junior varsity team will journey to Wickenburg Sept. 10 to meet the Wickenburg junior varsity team. Winslow will be back home Sept. 11 to entertain the Wickenburg Wranglers for the first game in Emil Nasser Stadium for the Bulldog varsity squad.
The Winslow junior varsity team will play host to the Coronado Dons junior varsity on Sept. 17. The Coronado Dons will be new to Winslow's schedule on Sept. 18 when they host the Bulldogs at Scottsdale.
The Fountain Hills Falcons will come to Winslow Sept. 25. The Bulldog junior varsity team will go to Fountain Hills to meet the Fountain Hills junior varsity team Sept. 26.
A pair of tough road games awaits the Bulldogs in early October. They will journey to Show Low to meet the always formidable Cougars Oct. 2 and go to Payson to meet the Longhorns Oct. 9. Both of those games will be preceded by Thursday games in which the Winslow junior varsity squad meets the Show Low junior varsity squad Oct. 1 and the Payson junior varsity team Oct. 8.
Winslow's junior varsity team will travel to Page Oct. 15 and be back home Oct. 16 to entertain the Page Sand Devils.
The team's playoff hopes will probably be determined by the last two games of the regular season when they journey to Pinetop to meet the always hard to beat Blue Ridge Yellowjackets Oct. 23. The Winslow junior varsity team will play host to the Blue Ridge junior varsity Oct. 22.
The last game for the junior varsity players will be Oct. 29 at Snowflake. The regular season will end with a game in Winslow against their archrivals, the Snowflake Lobos Oct. 30.