The dog days of summer are upon us, and for most teams that means summer workouts. The Charger football team is no exception as many members of the team are at school throughout the entire summer working out with coaches in preparation for the upcoming season.
At this very moment, there are 49 days, 10 hours, and 32 minutes until the boys of fall kickoff once more. Gone are a handful of impact players from last year’s team, but that will yield opportunity for new star players to rise up and burst onto the scene.
With that said, let’s consider five things about this season’s schedule:
1. The Chargers open at home against Grenada on August 18th at 7:00. Last year the Chargers dropped their opener in a close game at home to Oxford. Let’s not let that happen again. Come out and support Southaven as they defend their home field.
2. We play Germantown twice? Not quite. One is in Mississippi and the other is in Tennessee. Both games are away and neither are a district match-up.
3. Our district looks a little different this year. Based on enrollment, the state realigns districts every few years. What that means for us: Olive Branch is still on the schedule and is still a rivalry, but it just won’t mean as much for our playoff hopes anymore. Also, despite playing Oxford the last two seasons, they have not been in our district. Now they are. The Chargers have fallen to Oxford each of the last two seasons, but let’s hope we turn that around this year now that it means a little more.
4. Homecoming is October 13th against Columbus. Needless to say, homecoming is always a big night. Make sure you’re there to support.
5. Senior night is November 3rd against Horn Lake. The Eagles edged last year’s Chargers in the season finale. Come out to support the class of 2018 and send them out with a home victory.
With six home games and three local away games (Olive Branch, Germantown, TN, and Desoto Central), I’d like to encourage ChargerNation to come out and support this year’s football team. Set aside at least those nine Friday evenings this fall to watch the boys of Southaven play underneath the Friday night lights.