The 2017 Prep Football season is rapidly approaching, and the schedules are now officially in for the San Pedro & Mary Star Of The Sea High School football teams, as both look to build off their respective 2016 campaigns.
San Pedro achieved some great success last season under first-year head coach Corey Miller, as the Pirates went 10-3 and reached the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I semifinals before falling to runner-up Dorsey.
With a never-say-die attitude, San Pedro was the Marine League runner-up to eventual three-time CIF-LACS Division I champion Narbonne of Harbor City, but also gained a huge win at last year's Coliseum Gridiron Classic II with a 20-7 triumph over Harbor Area neighbor Banning of Wilmington in a league war at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Three of San Pedro's five Marine League games are on the road in 2017, including against Banning and Carson, but they do host Narbonne on October 20.
Meanwhile at Mary Star, second-year coach Jason Gelber continued to make Daniels Field the true 'Home Of The Hitters' as the Stars, who finished 6-4 overall, still missed the CIF-Southern Section Division 13 playoffs despite finishing among the Top 10 in the polls, due to a 1-2 Santa Fe League third place finish in a league that only has four schools and the top two teams get automatic playoff bids.
With the Stars still in the Santa Fe League with no new additions, it gives them more added motivation, especially since St. Monica and St. Genevieve both visiting Daniels Field and Mary Star's toughest adversary, CIF-SS Division X champion St. Anthony of Long Beach, being the lone league road game in 2017.
Here are the 2017 schedules for both schools as both San Pedro and Mary Star will have six home games throughout the season, and they both for the first time in the 'Week 0' era... share the same bye date on Friday, September 29.
FRIDAY 8/25 - vs. SOUTH EAST
THURSDAY 8/31 - vs. GRANT
FRIDAY 9/8 - vs. CABRILLO (LB)
FRIDAY 9/15 - at Downey
FRIDAY 9/22 - vs. LAWNDALE
FRIDAY 9/29 - BYE
FRIDAY 10/6 - vs. GARDENA*
FRIDAY 10/13 - at Carson*
FRIDAY 10/20 - vs. NARBONNE*
FRIDAY 10/27 - at Banning*
FRIDAY 11/3 - at Washington Prep
Note * - Denotes Marine League Game; All Games Are At 7 pm (Home Games are in BOLD covering)
FRIDAY 8/25 vs. Bosco Tech (Neutral Site TBA)
FRIDAY 9/1 vs. DUARTE
FRIDAY 9/8 vs. LINFIELD CHRISTIAN
SAT. 9/16 @ Pasadena Poly (2 pm)
FRIDAY 9/22 @ Bishop Montgomery
FRIDAY 9/29 - BYE
FRIDAY 10/6 vs. MARANATHA CHRISTIAN
FRIDAY 10/13 vs. VERBUM DEI
FRIDAY 10/20 vs. ST. MONICA*
FRIDAY 10/27 @ St. Anthony (Clark Field - Long Beach)*
FRIDAY 11/3 vs. ST. GENEVIEVE*
Note * - Denotes Santa Fe League Game; All Games Except September 16 Are At 7 pm (Home Games are at Daniels Field and in BOLD covering)*