YORK — With spring football practice drawing to a close, the York Comprehensive High School football team’s spring game will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the stadium.
Admission is free. “We have a bunch of kids participating in spring practice,” said head football coach Bobby Carroll. “Practices are going well and the kids are working hard.”
With the loss of nine starters from last year on the defensive side, Carroll said defensive personnel will get a close look. “We devote much time to formations, schemes and the basic fundamentals of the game,” Carroll said.
YCHS fans get a sneak preview of the 2013 season when the Cougars host the Union County Yellow Jackets on Aug. 23 in the annual Bank of York Preseason Scrimmage.
The Cougars open the high school football season Friday, Aug. 30 at home against longtime rival Chester.
Games begin at 7:30 p.m. for the 2013 football season, home and away.
There will be a rare open date the following week, Sept. 6, giving the Cougars time to prepare for the team’s first road game of the season Sept. 13 at Boiling Springs.
Following the visit to Bulldog Country, the Cougars enjoy the home stadium four consecutive weeks, beginning with Gaffney Sept. 20. The Indians have won more state championships than any football team in the Palmetto State.
The next visitor to the YCHS stadium will be Kennan High School in a Sept. 27 game designated as York Rec Night — Cheer Night.
The Rock Hill Bearcats roll into Cougar Country Oct. 4, with the game slated as Piedmont Medical Center Night. The Cougars will host cross-county rival Fort Mill on Friday, Oct. 11, drawing to a close homecoming activities for the week.
Next will be the second road game of the season Oct. 18 at Lancaster before returning home Oct. 25 to battle Nation Ford on Hall of Fame night.
The final three games are marquee attractions, Nov. 1 at Northwestern, Nov. 8 at home against South Pointe and Nov. 15 at Clover.