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2016 Schedule Release

04/03/2016, 11:15am CDT
By Sam Thomas

Vikings face familiar faces in new season

The Lamar Vikings will play host at Cravens Field to four teams in 2016, highlighted by Homecoming on September 30th vs. North Crowley and the regular season finale vs. Martin on November 3rd. 

The Vikings open the season with a non-district schedule that includes trips to Keller Fossil Ridge and South Grand Prairie, and a Thursday night home game vs. Keller Central.

This will be the third time Lamar opens the season vs. Fossil Ridge. The Vikings are 3-0 all-time vs. the Panthers including a 41-30 win in the 2008 opener, Coach Eddy Peach's 300th win. 

Second year head Coach Laban DeLay will lead Lamar in a week two matchup against his former school South Grand Prairie, where he was defensive coordinator from 2011 through 2014. The Vikings are 11-9 all-time vs. the Warriors. Lamar opened the season vs. South Grand Prairie for four straight years from 2010 to 2013. 

The 2016 home opener will be Thursday, Sept. 8th vs. Keller Central. It is the first of four Thursday night games on the slate. This will be the fifth straight year the Vikings and Chargers face off, with the series tied 2-2. 

2016 Lamar Vikings Varsity Football Schedule

Friday, Aug. 19th- Grand Prairie (Scrimmage) Time TBA Cravens

Friday, Aug. 26th- at Keller Fossil Ridge 7:30 PM Keller ISD Stadium

Friday, Sept. 2nd- at South Grand Prairie 7:30 PM Gopher/Warrior Bowl

Thursday, Sept. 8th- Keller Central 7:00 PM Cravens Field 

Friday, Sept. 16th- OPEN WEEK

Thursday, Sept. 22nd- at Sam Houston* 7:00 PM Wilemon Field

Friday, Sept. 30th- North Crowley* 7:30 PM Cravens Field (Homecoming)

Friday, Oct. 7th- at Arlington* 7:30 PM Maverick Stadium

Friday, Oct. 14th- at Mansfield* 7:30 PM RL Anderson Stadium

Friday, Oct. 21st- Bowie* 7:30 PM Cravens Field

Thursday, Oct. 27th- at Paschal* 7:00 PM Clark Stadium

Thursday, Nov. 3rd- Martin* 7:00 PM Cravens Field (Senior Night) 

*District opponents

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