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De La Salle schedule released and yes, there’s a surprise

Well, Chace Bryson got a call a few minutes ago from De La Salle athletic director Leo Lopoz, who had the 2009 football schedule ready for release. Here’s what Chace wrote.

By Chace Bryson
Staff writer

De La Salle High announced its 2009 schedule on Monday, ending more than month’s worth of rumors and conjecture.

The Spartans’ nonleague slate includes two national-power programs. On Sept. 12, they will travel to the East Coast to play a rematch against Don Bosco Prep-Ramsey (N.J.), the three-time defending state champions which beat De La Salle 23-21 at Owen Owens Field last September.

Upon returning from New Jersey, the Spartans will have a bye week before hosting Lakeland (FLA) on Sept. 26 in a nationally televised game on ESPNU. Lakeland was the USA Today mythical national champions in 2005 and 2006. It was 14-1 in 2008, losing it’s only game to St. Thomas Aquinas-Fort Lauderdale in the 5A state championship game.

De La Salle’s season-opener will be Sept. 4 when it plays host to Serra-San Mateo.

NOTE: Check out this web site for Lakeland’s football team. What a site! http://www.lakelandfootball.com

Ben Enos