Asheville High has released its 2015 football schedule and it’s a doozy.
The 10-time defending conference champion Cougars open up Aug. 21 at home against reigning WNC Athletic Conference champ Franklin. The two schools were together in a former version of the Mountain Athletic Conference but haven’t met since 2009 (a 49-14 state playoff win for Asheville).
Asheville then has a trip to perennial power Newton-Conover (Aug. 28) before another big home game Sept. 4 against Pisgah.
The Cougars and Pisgah have played one another in football since 1999.
One of the biggest road tests for Asheville will be a Sept. 25 game at Winston-Salem Carver.
The Cougars expect to return a trio of All-WNC selections from their 2014 team that went 12-2 and won the MAC 3-A division — junior running back Reggie Battle, junior linebacker Christian Green and junior lineman Pete Leota.
Here is the complete schedule:
2015 ASHEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY
DATE OPPONENT SITE
AUGUST 21 FRANKLIN HOME
AUGUST 28 NEWTON-CONOVER AWAY
SEPTEMBER 4 PISGAH HOME
SEPTEMBER 11 Q- FOUNDATION HOME
SEPTEMBER 18 OPEN DATE
SEPTEMBER 25 CARVER (WINSTON SALEM) AWAY
OCTOBER 2 A. C. REYNOLDS AWAY
OCTOBER 9 ENKA HOME
OCTOBER 16 MCDOWELL AWAY
OCTOBER 23 T. C. ROBERSON HOME
OCTOBER 30 NORTH BUNCOMBE AWAY
NOVEMBER 6 ERWIN HOME
NOVEMBER 13 NCHSAA PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND
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