HS Football Previews: Lincoln & Pleasant Valley


With exactly one week before the start of high school football practice, teams are gearing up for the start of the regular season.

There is excitement in just about every community, including Lincoln. The Golden Bears enjoyed a fun ride last year going from the worst team in the region in 2017 to first place in 2018 with a region championship and playoff berth. The Bears went 7-3 in the regular season but fell in the first round, so the theme this year is finishing strong.

Meanwhile in Calhoun County, Pleasant Valley has been knocking on the door of the playoffs for each of the last three seasons. The Raiders went from two wins in 2016 and doubled to four wins in 2017 and finished 5-5 last year just one game away from making the postseason. With a strong nucleus of players both on the line and skill positions, they believed they are poised to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

2019 Football Season Dates

Aug. 5: Fall Camp Practices Begin (Two Days - Shorts & Helmets)

Aug. 22-23: Season Opens (Week 0)

Aug. 29-30: Week 1

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