Lamar football team faces tougher non-district slate
The 2012 Lamar football schedule, which has just been released, looks much different than it has the past few years.
The Redskins, coached by longtime mentor Tom Nolen, are still in District 20-5A, which is a basically a Houston ISD 5A district.
Elkins is still on the schedule, but Katy Taylor and 4A power Brenham — teams Lamar has faced the past four years are gone — are not and they have been replaced with even tougher opponents like Klein Forest and state-ranked Beaumont West Brook.
The Redskins begin the season 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Delmar Stadium, their Houston ISD home, against Klein Forest, which has failed to make the Region II playoffs this year.
The Golden Eagles were 4-6 last season.
Lamar plays its first away game eight days later, traveling Sept. 8 to Hall Stadium in Fort Bend ISD to take on Elkins.
One week later, they make their longest road trip of the season with a visit to Beaumont to face West Brook at 6 p.m. Sept. 15.
Kevin Flanigan is the new man in charge after he left the Crosby job to take over at West Brook.
They wrap up the nondistrict part of the schedule back in Houston 7 p.m., Sept. 21 when they play Alief Elsik at Delmar Stadium.
Redskins start the 20-5A schedule and they play one game, have an open week, and then wrap up the regular with five consecutive weeks of play.
They face Westbury 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Butler Stadium in their final outing before they get over two weeks off between games.
Lamar is back at it 6 p.m. Oct. 13 when they return to Delmar for the first time in over three weeks to take on Westside.
The ‘Skins play their final Saturday and only day game of the season a week later 2 p.m. Oct. 20 when they remain at Delmar Stadium to face Sam Houston.
At 7 p.m. Oct. 26, the Redskins will play longtime HISD rival Madison at Butler Stadium.
The same time a week later Friday, Nov. 2, the Redskins play archrival Bellaire back at Butler Stadium. The Cards have become a playoff contender the last two years.
Lamar completes the regular season back at Delmar Stadium 7 p.m. Nov. 8 when they face Chavez, which has also become a strong program with several playoff appearances in the past few years.