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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

  • descampmedia@tmo.blackberry.com

    that is a very tough schedule for DLS .Possible tht DLS could lose both games maybe win the Don Bosco Prep game.

  • HAAL Fan

    Coach Eidson was talking about this game at a clinic I attended in Irvine. Should make for a good game.

  • bill gunn

    bosco lost a lot?? lakeland,look out?? should be great games.. saw lakeland get creamed by s.t.a.in final and bosco is almost always ready to play all 4 quarters…

  • http://n/a odell griggs jr

    this is an awesome schedule and it is about time that a national power came to california, the west coast schools always travel east except for evangel christian and don bosco. it should be a tremendous game lakeland is loaded but de la salle always rises to the occasion, good luck de la salle.

  • deion $

    what? come to california for what? the best football is in the south yall come to us i now live in cali from LA. went to evangel when we had out superstars before west monroe was good and we played alabama,florida and texas everyear not thinkin bout cali no reason to theres two schools worth a darn long beach and de la salle. they been dodgin real football for years if they would have came south they woulda been lost instead they go to hawaii and seattle and skip the capitol of high school football texas and florida and lakeview will dawg de la.

  • duane

    I’m looking forward to the matchup with lakeland/delasalle game.lakeland is reloaded and have experiance in all key positions.

  • http://aol Big Joe

    Let’s see. didn’t De La Salle beat a perenial Southern power several years back, Eval. Christian? De La is going to be a surprise for Lakeland, especially when they discover the Spartans play and hit all- out for 4 quarters. As for Texas football, overated. California football has always produced more all-americans and Div 1 players over the years, same goes for Texas track, overated- lots of wind aided times and local lore. All those small Texas towns are glorified shit-holes that make good TV teen football movies.

  • James

    I’m looking foward to the De La Salle DBP matchup it’ll be a great game. As for Don Bosco loosin’a lot it’s no problem Greg Toal always reloads that’s why they’ve been continually rolling over Jersey oppenents for the last decade it seems like. In Jersey all you spartan fans who make the trek will learn that west coast football can’t survive a beating that will be administered by the toughest team in N.J with the toughest coach by the way was ur patron saint a tough guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drax0VawIqo

  • http://mrscsad@optonline.net METR

    For years I’ve been around the country watching high school football. Although the Texas and Florida teams have the best skill players, the best coaching by far is in the east…NJ, Maryland, Pennsylvania…better schemes, game plans…the south coaches rely heavily onthe talent level to make the plays…Any Florida or Texas team that dare travel North would have a rude awakening

  • bill gunn

    well,well bosco appears to have walked over de la salle and southern boy,they beat up prattville too. guess bosco can play. i saw them twice and they can play with anybody….at least in 2009..