2022 Area High School Football Team Schedules

It won’t be long before high school footballers hit the pitch for real as they prepare for the 2022 season.

Currently, the players are in summer conditioning to prepare for the grind of the upcoming season. Some skill position players will go to 7v7 camps, while line players will head to depressed camps.

Football practice in Florida begins August 1 (non-contact) with first contact August 6. The Fall Kickoff Classics will take place from August 17-20, with most teams in the region playing on August 19. 26. Florida High School Athletic Association teams end their regular season on October 28. The regular season for teams in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference ends a week earlier, on October 21.

Here are the team-by-team schedules for area high school football teams. A weekly schedule will follow in the coming weeks.

The high school football regular season begins on August 26.



August 19 at Cambridge Christian, 7

August 26 in Sarasota

Sep 2 OFF

September 9 Parrish Community, 7

September 16 at Cypress Creek

September 23 DeSoto

September 30 Booking

Oct. 6 North Port, 7

October 14 in Lemon Bay, 7

October 21 at Mulberry

October 28 Lakewood Ranch, 7

November 4 to Cardinal Mooney, 7


August 19 Lennard

August 26 OFF

September 2 Palmetto

September 9 at Lakewood Ranch

September 16 Manatee

September 23 Booking

September 30 in Port Charlotte

October 7 at Bishop Moore

October 14 Community of Parrish

October 21 in Charlotte

October 28 Southeast

November 4 Sarasota

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August 19 Bishop McLaughlin

August 26 at Keswick Christian

September 2 at Westminster Academy

September 9 Southwest Florida Christian

September 16 Evangelical Christian

September 23 Oasis

September 30 OFF

October 7 at Cambridge Christian

October 14 Naples Community School

October 21 Outdoor Academy

Oct. 28, SSAC Playoffs

November 4 SSAC Playoffs

New Tornado trainer:Booker High hires Scottie Littles as new football coach

Start program:Spenn on the ground floor of the Sarasota Christian Football Program


August 19 Hardee

August 26 at Cardinal Mooney

Sep 2 Southeast

September 9 Sarasota

Sep 16 North Port

September 23 at Braden River

September 30 at Bayshore

October 7 OFF

October 14 in DeSoto County

October 21 Wiregrass Ranch

October 28 Lemon Berry

November 4 at Lakewood Ranch

Most high school football teams in the area will play the fall preseason classics on August 19 before opening the season for real the following week.


August 19 Seffner Christian

August 26 Booking

September 2 at Lakewood Ranch

September 9 at First Baptist Academy

September 16 at Christian Calvary

September 23 at Carrollwood Day

September 30 Sarasota

October 7 OFF

October 14 at John Carroll Catholic

October 21, Bishop Vérot

October 28 in Saint Petersburg Catholic

November 4 Bayshore

New Tarpon trainer:Charlotte High appoints Mentzer as new football coach

New Panthers coach:Paravicini takes the winding road to chief Bradenton Christian


August 19 N/A

August 26 Dunbar

September 2 in Port Charlotte

September 9 Manatee

September 16 OFF

September 23 in Fort Myers

September 30 in Riverdale

October 7 North Fort Myers

October 14 at Lehigh

October 21 Braden River

October 28Ida Baker

November 4 at Riverview


August 19 in Manatee

August 26 at Sebring

September 2 Orlando Christian Prep

September 9 South East

September 16 at Zephyrhills

September 23 at the American Collegiate Academy

September 30 OFF

October 7 at Berkeley Prep

October 14 at the NFL Academy (London)

October 21 Christian Academy Ambassadors

October 28 in Venice

November 4 at Clearwater Central Catholic


August 18 Faith Christian Academy

August 26 at Barron Collier

September 1 Lemon Berry

September 8 North Port

September 15 AA Christian High

September 22 Moore Haven

September 30 OFF

October 6 Golden Gate

October 14 in Catholic St. Petersburg

October 21 OFF

October 27 Nature Coast Tech

November 3 Lakeland Christian

Jamboree:Perfect Riverview at Spring Football Jamboree with Manatee and Sarasota

Transfer time:Area high school footballers change color


August 19 in Venice

August 26Miami Central

September 2 at De Smet Jesuit (St. Louis)

September 9 in East (Salt Lake City)

September 16 OFF

September 23 at Central (Phenix City, Alabama)

September 30 Jones

October 28 Middleton (Delaware)

November 18 in St. Frances (Baltimore)

High school football is a popular gathering place on Friday nights, as fans come to area stadiums to support their teams.


August 19 in Dunedin

August 26 in Lemon Bay

September 2 Cardinal Mooney

September 9 Braden River

September 16 celebration

September 23 at Lyman

September 30 Manatee

October 7 OFF

October 14 in Palmetto

October 21 at Gibbs

October 28 at Bayshore

November 4 Booking


August 19 at South Fort Myers

August 26 Lakewood Ranch

September 1 at IMG Academy Blue

September 9 at Gateway

September 16 North Fort Myers

September 23 OFF

September 30 DeSoto County

October 7 at Carrollwood Day

October 14 Bayshore

October 21 at First Baptist

October 28 at Booker

November 4 North Port


August 19 IMG Academy White

August 26 Wiregrass Ranch

September 2 in Sarasota

September 9 in Charlotte

September 16 at Braden River

September 23 Port Charlotte

September 30 at Lakewood Ranch

October 7Rockledge

October 14 OFF

October 21 Cardinal Gibbons

October 28 Saw Palmetto

November 4 southeast


August 19 at Brooksville Central

August 26 in Estero

September 2 Bridge Charter

September 8 at IMG Blue

September 16 at Booker

September 23 Ida Baker

September 30 OFF

October 6 at Bayshore

October 14 Poinciana

October 21Riverdale

October 28 Tarpon Springs

November 4 in Lemon Bay


August 19 Keswick

August 26 OFF

September 2 Oasis Charter

September 9 at Saint Stephen’s

September 16 Bishop McLaughlin

September 23 at First Academy Leesburg

September 30 Sarasota Christian

October 7 at Bell Creek

October 14 Cocoa Beach

October 21 at Bradenton Christian

Oct. 28, SSAC Playoffs

November 4 SSAC Playoffs

Palmetto High quarterback Zander Smith will return to lead the Tigers this season.


August 19 at Lakewood

August 26 Gibbs

September 2 at Braden River

September 9 Riverview

September 16 in Sarasota

September 23 at Clearwater Academy International

September 30 OFF

October 7 southeast

October 14 Lakewood Ranch

October 21 in Venice

October 28 in Manatee

November 4Ida Baker


August 19 Anclote

August 26 Poinciana

September 2 at Discovery

September 9 at Bayshore

September 16 Avon Park

September 23 LaBelle

September 30 southeast

October 7 OFF

October 14 at Braden River

October 21 Cypress Creek

October 28 Port Charlotte

November 4 Mulberry


August 19 in Dunbar

August 26, Bishop Vérot

September 2Charlotte

September 9 Gulf Coast

September 16 at Ida Baker

September 23 in Manatee

September 30 Braden River

October 7 in Riverdale

October 14 Southeast

October 21 OFF

October 28 at Parrish Community

November 4 Island Coast


August 19 Tampa Bay Tech

August 26 at Sanford Seminole

September 2 in Buchholz

September 9 in Palmetto

September 16 Lehigh Senior

September 23 OFF

September 30 Venice

October 7 Osceola

October 14 Clearwater International Academy

October 21 Lake Gibson

October 28 in Sarasota

November 4Charlotte

Rivalries, like the one between Sarasota and Riverview, can fill the stands on Friday nights.


August 19 N/A

August 26 Evangelical Christian

September 2 Northside Christian

September 9 Out-of-Door Academy

September 16 Fort Myers Canterbury

September 23 Jordan Christian Prep

September 30 at Gateway Charter

October 7 St. Petersburg Catholic

Oct. 14, SSAC Playoffs

Oct. 21, SSAC Playoffs

Oct. 28, SSAC Playoffs

November 4 SSAC Playoffs


August 19 Tampa Catholic

August 26 Bayshore

September 2 Manatee

September 9 at Booker

September 16 Palmetto

September 23 Christian Calvary

September 30 at Cardinal Mooney

October 7 OFF

October 14 in Venice

October 21 southeast

October 28 Riverview

November 4 at Braden River


August 18 to Cardinal Mooney JV. 6

August 26 at The Classical Academy

September 2 St. Petersburg Canterbury

September 9 at Four Corners

September 16 at Shorecrest Prep

September 30 Academy at the lakes

October 7 at Lakeside Christian

October 14 Four corners

October 28 at Real Lift Christian

November 4 SSAC Playoffs

November 11 SSAC Playoffs

November 18 SSAC Championship Game


August 19 in Newsome

August 26 Coconut Creek

September 2 at Booker

September 9 at IMG Academy White

September 16 at Lely

September 23 OFF

September 30 Community of Parrish

October 7 Saw Palmetto

October 14 in Port Charlotte

October 21 Sarasota

October 28 Braden River

November 4 Manatee

Bama linked:Venice’s Elliot Washington commits to Alabama

Another state title:Venice dominates Apopka to claim Class 8A State Championship

More honors for Venice:Browne and Peacock of Venice take 8A honors

Venice High School football players, left to right, Tyler Louis, Damon Wilson and Dominic Wood celebrate their Class 8A state championship with a parade honoring the team in downtown Venice.


August 19 IMG Academy National

August 26 Northwest Miami

September 2 Napoli

September 9 OFF

September 16 St. Frances, Maryland

September 23 Seminole

September 30 at Riverview

Chaminade of October 7

October 14 Sarasota

October 21 Saw palmetto

October 28 IMG Academy White

November 4 Clearwater Academy International

Dennis Maffezzoli is Associate Sports Editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Chief Reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and HTpreps covering Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Support local journalism by subscribing.

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