Two big games interstate games added to 2015 schedule

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by Jeff Fisher

football helmetThe list of interesting interstate match-ups grew by two this weekend.

According to WFAA-TV, De La Salle (California) and Euless Trinity (Texas) have verbally agreed to square-off during Week 1 of the UIL 2015 schedule at a site to be determined in North Texas.  NJ.com reports that Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) announced it will travel west to Nevada to play Bishop Gorman.

De La Salle, which won California’s Open Division championship in 2014 and finished #2 in High School Football America’s Top 25, is building a tough national schedule that will put them in position to challenge for a preseason #1 ranking from America’s various ranking services.

The Euless Trinity game rounds-out the Spartans’ 2015 schedule that will include Southern California powers Long Beach Poly, Orange Lutheran and Servite.

2015 De La Salle Tentative Schedule

Week 0 –  at Euless Trinity (Texas)
Week 1 – at Serra (San Mateo)
Week 2 – BYE
Week 3 – Orange Lutheran
Week 4 – Servite
Week 5 – at Granite Bay
Week 6 – San Ramon Valley
Week 7 – Long Beach Poly
Week 8 – Del Oro
Week 9 – at James Logan
Week 10 – California

The Spartans will be strong again with the return of seniors-to-be Antoine Custer and Andrew Hernandez.  The two running backs combined for over 3,000 yards rushing last year.  Last year, the Spartans scored a school record 742 points.

Euless Trinity, which is expected to name a replacement for Steve Lineweaver on Monday, finished #23 in the High School Football America Top 25.  The Trojans only losses were to eventual national champ Allen and #22 Southlake Carroll.

Like De La Salle, Trinity is expected to be strong on offense with the return of quarterback Tyler Natee and running back Ja’Ron Wilson.

The Don Bosco/Bishop Gorman match-up came about after DBP needed to find a replacement for its October 30th game against Eastside.  The Ironmen were forced to find another game because Eastside said it would forfeit to DBP.

In order to fit the game into its schedule, Don Bosco needed arch-rival Bergen Catholic to agree to move its game against the Ironmen to October 30th, which originally was BC’s bye week.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.