As of right now, national power De La Salle won’t be playing any national powers from outside of California.
On Thursday, the school announced its 2019 high school football schedule is final, except for the team’s opener on August 23, which could be filled by an out-of-state opponent. If that game isn’t filled by non-California team, it will be the first time since 2013 that the Spartans haven’t played at least one out-of-state team.
De La Salle finished 2018 as the CIF Open Division runner-ups. The Spartans finished No. 11 in our national rankings after losing to two-time defending High School Football America “mythical” national champ Mater Dei in the state championship.
The DLS schedule release was delayed while officials shook-up the the East Bay Athletic League. Powerful Clayton Valley Charter will be in the EBAL this year, moving from its previous home in the Diablo Athletic League where it went 14-0 in league play over the last three years.
De La Salle will square-off with Clayton Valley in the league’s regular season finale on November 1. Last year, the Spartans beat the Ugly Eagles 45-7 in the North Coast Section Open Division semifinals.
As of right now, De La Salle’s biggest regular season game will be against defending CIF Division 1AA champ Folsom (September 13), which finished No. 12 in our national rankings last season. DLS beat Folsom 14-0 in last year’s season opener, which gave the Spartans a 3-0 lead in their rivalry.
2019 De La Salle Spartans Schedule
August 23 – To be Determined
August 30 – @Modesto Central Catholic
September 6 – St. Francis (Mountain View)
September 13 – @Folsom
September 20 – Buchanan (Clovis)
September 27 – @St. Mary’s (Stockton)
October 4 – @Monte Vista
October 11 – California
October 18 – San Ramon Valley
November 1 – Clayton Valley Charter