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March 10, 2014

2014 football schedules announced

CENTERVILLE — The Centerville Big Reds will open the football season at home against Chariton on Aug. 29.

Centerville received a reformatted scheduled for the upcoming season, along with a new grouping of district and non-district opponents following the Big Reds’ drop to Class 2-A beginning this coming football season.

Centerville keeps the historic matchups with Albia and Davis County, the Battle of Highway 5 and the Pennant Game, respectively.

However, those games will mean even more starting this season. Besides the historical significance, those games will now be district games with an impact in the standings that determine who qualifies for post-season play.

Following the opening week contest at home against Chariton, the Big Reds will travel to Knoxville for a non-district game against the Panthers on Sept. 5.

While football plays in districts, not conferences, the game is expected to provide a good kickoff to a South Central Conference rivalry in other sports, being that the Panthers will re-enter the SCC beginning this season.

Centerville will begin the district season on the road on Sept. 12 in week three against PCM, Monroe. Following that matchup, the Big Reds will host Clarke on Sept. 19.

The Battle of Highway 5 will coincide with Pancake Day weekend for 2014 and 2015. This season, Albia will host Centerville on Sept. 26.

This year’s homecoming game lands in week six, on Oct. 3 against North Polk.

The following homecoming, Centerville will hit the road to Ft. Madison for a non-district game on Oct. 10.

Centerville’s final home game will be on Oct. 17 against Davis County, for senior night. The Big Reds will close the season on the road to CMB, Baxter.

The Moravia Mohawks also received a schedule shakeup. They’ll play nine games instead of the 10 they played last season.

Moravia will lose East Union, HLV, Murray and Meskwaki from their schedule while they’ll gain English Valley, Harmony and Mormon Trail.

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