The summer is almost over, and with the changing of the seasons will come the unofficial start of the fall: football season.
Fall practices for Arlington’s high school football teams began Monday, officially ending the summer for fall sports athletes. In about three weeks (August 29), defending National District champs Yorktown will open play. One month from today — Sept. 6 — will be the opening night of the season for Washington-Lee and Wakefield.
Those who want to get the chance to see one of the best football teams in the country should head to Bishop O’Connell on Oct. 26 to watch the team play Maryland’s Good Counsel. The date many in Arlington will want to circle on their calendars will be Nov. 8, the last game of the regular season, when Washington-Lee takes on Yorktown.
Below are the football schedules for each of the Arlington high schools.
Wakefield All games at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6: Home vs. Marshall Sept. 12: Home vs. George Mason Sept. 20: Away vs. Thomas Jefferson Sept. 27: Home vs. Edison Oct. 4: Home vs. Hayfield Secondary Oct. 11: Away vs. Falls Church Oct. 18: Away vs. Yorktown Oct. 25: Away vs. J.E.B. Stuart Nov. 1: Home vs. Washington-Lee Nov. 8: Away vs. Mt. Vernon
Washington-Lee All games at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6: Away vs. McLean Sept. 12: Home vs. South Lakes Sept. 20: Home vs. J.E.B. Stuart Sept. 27: Away vs. Hayfield Secondary Oct. 4: Home vs. Falls Church Oct. 11: Away vs. Mt. Vernon Oct. 18: Home vs. Edison Oct. 25: Home vs. Centreville Nov. 1: Away vs. Wakefield Nov. 8: Away vs. Yorktown
Yorktown All games at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29: Home vs. Coolidge Sept. 6: Away vs. Langley Sept. 20: Away vs. Edison Sept. 27: Home vs. Falls Church Oct. 4: Away vs. J.E.B. Stuart Oct. 11: Home vs. Hayfield Secondary Oct. 18: Home vs. Wakefield Oct. 25: Home vs. Chantilly Nov. 1: Away vs. Mt. Vernon Nov. 8: Home vs. Washington-Lee
Bishop O’Connell All games at 2:00 p.m. Aug. 24: Away vs. McDonogh Aug. 31: Home vs. Paul VI Sept. 7: Away vs. Bishop Ireton Sept. 13: Away vs. St. Christopher’s Sept. 21: Home vs. Archbishop Carroll Sept. 28: Away vs. St. John’s Oct. 5: Away vs. DeMatha (2:30 p.m.) Oct. 12: Home vs. Gonzaga Oct. 26: Home vs. Good Counsel Nov. 2: Home vs. Bishop McNamara