Opening grid game September 5 at Verdigris

Mike ErwinJournal-Capital

Pawhuska High School’s 2014 football schedule shows several new opponents for the Huskies, who should find familiar footing in making their two-year return to Oklahoma Class 2A’s reorganized District 8.

Season predictions released recently by VYPE Football Magazine pick the Huskies fourth among the seven teams of District 2A-8. A pair of stout PHS seniors — Tyler Reese and Marshall Tolson — are designated for pre-season accolades.

Reese, a 6-1, 235-pounder who is tabbed for double-duty on the lines, was chosen as the featured player for the district. Tolson, at 6-4 and 225, is one of four 2A linebackers named to the VYPE All-Star team.

Equipment checkouts were conducted Tuesday evening for PHS varsity and junior high players. Restricted practices begin next Monday, Aug. 11, and full-pad workouts start Thursday afternoon, Aug. 14. A home scrimmage versus the Pawnee Black Bears is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, with the starting time to be announced later.

Pawhuska High School

2014 football schedule

Sept. 5 — at Verdigris

Sept. 12 — Dewey (here)

Sept. 19 — Hominy (here)

Sept. 26 — at Caney Valley

Oct. 3 — Wyandotte (here)

Oct. 10 — at Kansas

Oct. 16 — at Commerce

Oct. 24 — Okla. Union (here)

Oct. 31 — at Chelsea

Nov. 7 — Nowata (here)