The Pike County and Goshen High School football teams have released their 2022 football schedules as the two enter new regions.
Goshen is moving to Class 2A for the 2022 season and will enter Class 2A, Region 3 alongside Barbour County, Highland Home, Horseshoe Bend, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne and Reeltown. Of Goshen’s 10 opponents in 2022, five were playoff teams in 2021.
Goshen will be on track as the Eagles open the season at home against Class 3A Daleville on Aug. 19 before a two-game road trip against Zion Chapel on Aug. 26 and Highland Home on Sept. 2.
The Eagles return home Sept. 9 for a regional game with Reeltown. Reeltown moves to Class 2A alongside Goshen as the two were Class 3A, Area 4 enemies for the past two seasons.
Goshen travels to LaFayette for a regional game Sept. 16, which will be the first time the two teams will play. The Eagles return home for a homecoming against Class 1A Kinston on September 23 before hitting the road to face Barbour County on September 30 in another regional game.
Goshen hosts back-to-back region matches against Luverne on Oct. 7 and Lanett on Oct. 14. The game against Lanett will be the schools’ first time playing since 2007. Finally, Goshen wraps up the regular season with a road region game with Horseshoe Bend on Oct. 21. Goshen and Horseshoe Bend haven’t played since 2007 either.
Pike County is moving from Region 4 to Class 3A, Region 2. The region now includes Ashford, Daleville, Houston Academy, New Brockton, Northside Methodist, Opp, Providence Christian and Straughn.
Pike County will open the season by renewing an old county rivalry as the Bulldogs host Charles Henderson on Aug. 19 for the first time in a regular-season game since 1998. The two teams haven’t met at all since 1999.
Pike County travels to Straughn for a regional game on August 26 before hosting three consecutive regional games against Northside on September 2, Ashford on September 9 and Opp on September 16. The Bulldogs are back on the road against Headland in a regional non-game on September 23 before heading to New Brockton for a regional game on September 30.
Pike County hosts regional foe Providence Christian on Oct. 7 and sits out Oct. 14 before closing out the regular season with a pair of regional games. First, Pike County travels to Daleville on October 21, then hosts Houston Academy on October 28 to wrap up the regular season.