The 2017 varsity football schedule of the Pawhuska High School Huskies bears some striking similarities to last year’s slate, with the same opponents in the same order.

On Aug. 18, the Huskies will take the field at Ormand Beach Memorial Stadium for a scrimmage against their Class A Osage County rivals, the Barnsdall Panthers.

The PHS regular season kicks off here one week later (Aug. 25) when the 3A Kellyville Ponies trot into town. A third straight home test comes the following Friday against the Class A Morrison Wildcats.

In the first of five season away games, the Huskies will head to Class 3A Dewey on Sept. 8. A trip to Hominy to face the defending 2A state champions comes seven days later. That festive clash will be followed by a bye week.

The District 2A-8 season opens in Pawhuska versus the Tonkawa Buccaneers on Sept. 29. A Huskies’ Homecoming celebration is set Oct. 6, when the Newkirk Tigers visit “The Beach.”

PHS fans will be taking to the road Oct. 12 for a Thursday night district showdown with the Hennessey Eagles. More long-distance travel is in the cards the following Thursday against the Goldbugs at Alva.

A return home coincides with the resumption of Friday games on Oct. 27. Pawhuska’s opponents are to be the District 2A-8 district champion Chisholm Longhorns.

The Huskies will journey to Perry for their regular-season district finale in Maroon-land.

PHS’ grid schedule is the same as last year, with the games sites switched.

Only two home games show up on Pawhuska’s 2017 junior high and jayvee slate. The local contests are to be on Monday nights, Sept. 18 and Oct. 2.

PHS HUSKIES VARSITY

2017 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Aug. 18: vs. Barnsdall scrimmage, starting time TBA

Aug. 25: vs. Kellyville

Sept. 1: vs. Morrison

Sept. 8: at Dewey

Sept. 15: at Hominy

Sept. 22: bye week (no game)

Sept. 29: vs. Tonkawa *

Oct. 6: vs. Newkirk*

(HOMECOMING)

Oct. 12: at Hennessey*

Oct. 19: at Alva *

Oct. 27: vs. Chisholm *

Nov. 3: at Perry *

Nov. 9-10: State playoffs begin

* designates District 2A-8 game

All regular-season kickoffs at 7 p.m.

JR. HIGH/HS JR. VARSITY FOOTBALL

(All games played on Monday)

Sept. 11: at Pawnee, 5 p.m, 7th/8th(combined) and JV

Sept. 18: vs OK Union,5 :30pm, 7/8 and JV

Sept. 25: at Blackwell, 5 p.m., 7th & 8th (separate)

Oct. 2: vs Nowata, 5 p.m., 7th & 8th and JV

Oct. 9: at Woodland, 5 p.m., 7th/8th and JV

Oct. 16: at Barnsdall, 6 p.m., 7th/8th and JV

Oct. 23: at Caney Valley, 6 p.m., 7th & 8th

Oct. 30: at Newkirk, 5 p.m., 7th & 8th and JV