The Illinois High School Association has released football schedules for member schools for the 2017-18 school year.
Jacksonville will face an immediate test, as the Crimsons open the season at home on Friday, August 25th. Other home games for the 2017 season include Rochester, Chatham Glenwood, Springfield (H.S.), and Decatur MacArthur. The Crimsons will play road games at Decatur Eisenhower, Springfield (Southeast), and Lanphier. In addition, Jacksonville will play Central State Eight Conference newcomer Normal U-High at Illinois State University’s Hancock Stadium on September 29th.
Routt will try to rebound from a winless 2016 season when they open on the road on August 25th against North Greene and new head coach, Barry Creviston. The Rockets will play their first of four home games the next week, September 1st, against Hardin Calhoun. Three of the four home tilts will be played at Illinois College; the remaining game will be played at ISD. Road games for Routt include Triopia, Beardstown, and Carrollton.
Full season schedules for the Crimsons and Rockets are as follows:
08/25 – HOME – Sacred Heart Griffin
09/01 – HOME – Springfield (H.S.)
09/08 – AWAY – Decatur Eisenhower
09/15 – HOME – Decatur MacArthur
09/22 – HOME – Rochester
09/29 – AWAY – Normal U-High
10/06 – HOME – Chatham Glenwood (Senior Night)
10/13 – AWAY – Lanphier
10/20 – AWAY – Springfield (Southeast)
08/25 – AWAY – North Greene
09/01 – HOME – Hardin Calhoun (at ISD)
09/08 – AWAY – Camp Point Central
09/15 – HOME – Brown County (at Illinois College)
09/21 – AWAY – Triopia
09/29 – AWAY – Beardstown
10/06 – HOME – Mendon (Unity) (at Illinois College)
10/13 – AWAY – Carrollton
10/20 – HOME – West Central (Senior Night) (at Illinois College)