Forbush football schedule released

By Kristian Russell - krussell@civitasmedia.com
Zane Johnson and the Falcons open their season on Aug. 18 at West Wilkes. - File Photo
The Unifi Bowl will take place at Forbush on Sept. 8. - File Photo

EAST BEND — The 2017 football schedule has been released for Forbush High School. Last season the Falcons held an overall record of 5-6 and a conference record of 1-4.

The Falcons will take on Starmount for the Unifi Bowl on Sept. 8 in East Bend. Last season the Falcons were able to break a nine-year losing streak to take home the coveted trophy.

Other notable games are the Falcons’ away game at East Wilkes on Sept. 1, and another away game at West Stokes on Nov. 3.

Playoffs start on Nov. 10, and the State Championships will be held Dec. 8 and 9. Game times are set for 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

2017 Starmount football schedule:

July 31: First practice

Aug. 9: First scrimmage

Aug. 18: Forbush at West Wilkes

Aug. 25: North Iredell at Forbush

Sept. 1: Forbush at East Wilkes

Sept. 8: Starmount at Forbush (Unifi Bowl)

Sept. 15: North Wilkes at Forbush

Sept. 22: Carver at Forbush

Oct. 6: Forbush at Atkins

Oct. 13: Forbush at Surry Central

Oct. 20: North Surry at Forbush

Oct. 27: Walkertown at Forbush

Nov. 3: Forbush at West Stokes

Nov. 10: Round 1 playoffs

Nov. 17: Round 2 playoffs

Nov. 24: Round 3 playoffs

Dec. 1: Regionals

Dec. 8 and 9: State Championships

Zane Johnson and the Falcons open their season on Aug. 18 at West Wilkes.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_Johnson.jpegZane Johnson and the Falcons open their season on Aug. 18 at West Wilkes. File Photo

The Unifi Bowl will take place at Forbush on Sept. 8.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_FHS-VS-STARMOUNT-834.jpegThe Unifi Bowl will take place at Forbush on Sept. 8. File Photo

By Kristian Russell

krussell@civitasmedia.com