We are up to our 30th schedule thus far. (We actually have 31 in hand).
Within a 15-minute span a little over an hour ago, we got two schedules that we’ve been waiting for. The first of those is another one out of 3A-District 1, with Bartram Trail (we are down to just two teams left to submit schedules in that district, and one of the two coaches remaining doesn’t know who we are yet).
A busy December will see the Bears finish with 25+ duals within the calendar month. Bartram will open the season with a trip over to Orange Park for the Raiders’ midweek 8-Way Duals event on the season-opening date to date, December 4. That Saturday, the 7th, the Bears will make their traditional visit to former district rival Matanzas for the Matanzas Duals one-day tournament. Next up will be a Friday duals tournament — the Bears have opted for these in the past — by heading out to Oakleaf for the inaugural Friday Knight Lights one-day event on the 13th at the Knights’ football field. Bartram will then contend in the St Johns River Conference tournament, again at Matanzas, in a rare midweek date (for that event) on the 18th. The Bears will close out the month with an appearance at new region rival Hagerty’s Johnny Rouse Invitational, which this year will be a two-day, 32-team tournament on the 20th and 21st. After that, Bartram will break for the holidays.
January will kick off with a short hop over to Creekside for the St Johns County Championships, which will be a one-day roundrobin, on the 4th. The Bears will then contest in the 3A-District 1 dual team tournament, back at Oakleaf, on the 8th, with the potential of region duals on the 16th and state duals on the 24th and 25th. Their regular season action will resume on the 15th, with a midweek home dual against new district rival Atlantic Coast. Should Bartram not get to state duals for the 24th and 25th, they’ll return to Terry Parker to defend their Parker Duals title. The Bears will have an away midweek dual at Robert E. Lee on the 29th.
February competition for the Bears will begin on January 31st and a trip to Palm Coast for the Flagler Rotary, a two-day IBT that will end on the 1st. Bartram will close out the regular season with a trip to Clay for its two-day Rotary IBT on the 7th and 8th.
So. That’s 30 schedules. We need more. We know who’s next. But we still could use YOUR SCHOOL’S SCHEDULE.
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