Pike County, Goshen release football schedules

Published 10:21 am Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Pike County and Goshen High School football teams have released their 2022 football schedules as both enter new regions.

Goshen drops down to Class 2A for the 2022 season and will enter Class 2A, Region 3 alongside Barbour County, Highland Home, Horseshoe Bend, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne and Reeltown. Of Goshen’s 10 2022 opponents, five were playoff teams in 2021.

Goshen will hit the ground running as the Eagles open the season at home against Class 3A’s Daleville on Aug. 19 before a two-game road trip against Zion Chapel on Aug. 26 and Highland Home on Sept. 2.

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The Eagles will return home on Sept. 9 for a region game with Reeltown. Reeltown is moving down to Class 2A alongside Goshen as the two were Class 3A, Area 4 foes the past two seasons.

Goshen travels to LaFayette for a region game on Sept. 16, which will be the first time the two teams have ever played. The Eagles are back at home for homecoming against Class 1A’s Kinston on Sept. 23 before hitting the road again to face Barbour County on Sept. 30 in another region game.

Goshen hosts back-to-back region games against Luverne on Oct. 7 and Lanett on Oct. 14. The matchup with Lanett will be the first time the schools have played since 2007. Finally, Goshen wraps up the regular season with a road region game with Horseshoe Bend on Oct. 21. Goshen and Horseshoe Bend have not played since 2007 either.

Pike County is moving over to Class 3A, Region 2 from Region 4. The region now includes Ashford, Daleville, Houston Academy, New Brockton, Northside Methodist, Opp, Providence Christian and Straughn.

Pike County will open the season renewing an old county rivalry as the Bulldogs host Charles Henderson on Aug. 19 for the first time in a regular season game since 1998. The two sides have not met at all since 1999.

Pike County travels to Straughn for a region game on Aug. 26 before hosting three straight region games against Northside on Sept. 2, Ashford on Sept. 9 and Opp on Sept. 16. The Bulldogs are back on the road against Headland in a non-region game on Sept. 23 before traveling to New Brockton for a region matchup on Sept. 30.

Pike County hosts region foe Providence Christian on Oct. 7 and is off Oct. 14 before closing out the regular season with a pair of region games. First, Pike County travels to Daleville on Oct. 21 and then hosts Houston Academy on Oct. 28 to end the regular season.