The Bluffton High School football program has finalized and released its schedule for the 2016 season. The Bobcats will open the season versus Screven County (Ga.) in the Erk Russell Classic at Georgia Southern University (GSU) on Friday. Aug. 20. Kickoff for the Bluffton-Screven County football game is set for 4 p.m.
Several familiar foes fill the Bluffton High School football program’s 2016 schedule.
Following its season-opener against the out-of-state opponent from neighboring Georgia, Bluffton will host May River for its first home game in the 2016 season.
The Bobcats will take the field for games at home in four consecutive outings after the season-opener at Georgia Southern University. Bluffton’s 2016 schedule includes additional home games versus longtime in-state rivals Beaufort High, New Hampstead, Hilton Head, Battery Creek and Ridgeland.
The Bobcats have additional away games scheduled versus Whale Branch, May River and Wade Hampton.
Bluffton’s open date is set for Oct. 21.
Several area high school football teams and players, including Bluffton, will spend most of the months of June and July preparing – in various ways – for the upcoming gridiron campaign.
The Bobcats are under the direction of veteran head coach Ken Cribb.