Football Kicks Off August 27

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The first week of the high school football season is just over a month away and the three Montgomery County teams have their schedules set for the return of fall football.

Nokomis, who went a perfect 6-0 last year, will open the season at Sullivan on Aug. 27 and has road games against Central A&M (Sept. 3), Gillespie (Oct. 8) and Dupo (Oct. 22). 

Coach Paul Watson’s Redskins will have their first home game on Sept. 10 against East Alton-Wood River, with Litchfield (Sept. 17), Madison (Sept. 24), Alton Marquette (Oct. 1) and Pana (Oct. 15) also making the trip to Nokomis’ hunting grounds.

Hillsboro and new head coach Joe Reed have the unenviable task of starting the season on the road as well as the Toppers face the always tough Comets of Greenville. The orange and black also have Carlinville (Sept. 10), Gillespie (Oct. 1) and Southwestern (Oct. 15) on the road this year.

Hillsboro’s first home game will be an afternoon tilt as they host Pana at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4. Vandalia (Sept. 17), Paris (Sept. 24), Staunton (Oct. 8) and Litchfield (Oct. 22) also come to Topper Country in 2021.

After a year of JV football to boost experience and numbers, Litchfield is back to varsity ball under second-year head coach Dan Carlson. The Panthers are the only Montgomery County team to start at home, facing Gillespie on Aug. 27, at Lloyd Hill Field. Other home games include Southwestern (Sept. 10) for homecoming, Pana (Oct. 1) and Vandalia (Oct. 15).

On the road, Litchfield will go to Staunton (Sept. 3), Nokomis (Sept. 17), Greenville (Sept. 24), Carlinville (Oct. 8) and Hillsboro (Oct. 22).

2021 Nokomis Football

Aug. 27 at Sullivan 7 p.m.

Sept. 3 at Central A&M 7 p.m.

Sept. 10 East Alton-Wood River 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 Litchfield 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 Madison 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 Alton Marquette 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 at Gillespie 7 p.m.

Oct. 15 Pana 7 p.m.

Oct. 22 at Dupo 7 p.m.

2021 Hillsboro Football

Aug. 27 at Greenville 7 p.m.

Sept. 4 Pana 2 p.m.

Sept. 10 at Carlinville 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 Vandalia 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 Paris 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 at Gillespie 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 Staunton 7 p.m.

Oct. 15 at Southwestern 7 p.m.

Oct. 22 Litchfield 7 p.m.

2021 Litchfield Football

Aug. 27 Gillespie 7 p.m.

Sept. 3 at Staunton 7 p.m.

Sept. 10 Southwestern 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 at Nokomis 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 at Greenville 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 Pana 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 at Carlinville 7 p.m.

Oct. 15 Vandalia 7 p.m.

Oct. 22 at Hillsboro 7 p.m.

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