By Mike Miazga
Correspondent
The York football team will see no shortage of tough competition right out of the gates this season.
The Dukes will play three of their first four games against teams that advanced to the second round or further in the 2014 playoffs.
York kicks off the 2015 season on Friday Aug. 28 in Winnetka against a New Trier team that went 10-2 last year and advanced to the state quarterfinals in Class 8A (losing to eventual champion Stevenson). New Trier is new to York’s schedule this season.
The Dukes then host Leyden on Friday Sept. 4 in one of their two West Suburban Conference crossover games against teams from the Gold Division. Leyden went 2-7 last season.
York again hits the road on Saturday, Sept. 12 to face defending WSC Silver Division champion Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn for a 1 p.m. matinee game. Glenbard West went 12-1 and reached the 8A semifinals last season (also losing to Stevenson).
The Dukes return home for their second WSC Silver game on Friday, Sept. 18 against a Hinsdale Central team that went 8-3 overall in 2014 and finished 5-1 in the conference.
The annual game against Willowbrook takes place Sept. 25 in Villa Park. Willowbrook finished 2-7 last season. York won last year’s meeting by a 42-7 count.
On Oct. 2, York returns home for its third conference game against Oak Park-River Forest, another 2014 playoff qualifier. The Huskies went 7-3 and 4-2 in WSC Silver play last season.
York heads to Hillside on Friday night Oct. 9 to face Proviso West. The Dukes defeated Proviso West 39-21 last year. Proviso finished 2-7 in 2014.
The Dukes then head to Downers Grove to take on Downers Grove North on Oct. 16. Downers North was 3-6 a year ago.
York, which plays four home regular-season games, wraps up the WSC Silver and regular seasons on Oct. 23 at home against a Lyons Township team that also made the playoffs. Lyons went 5-5 last season.
The Dukes will face five teams on their schedule this year that made the state playoffs. York finished 4-5 in 2014.
York 2015 Football Schedule
Date                Opponent                                          Time
Aug. 28           At New Trier                                   7:30 p.m.
Sept. 4            Leyden (home)                              7:30 p.m.
Sept. 12         At Glenbard West                                1 p.m.
Sept. 18         Hinsdale Central (home)              7:30 p.m.
Sept. 25         At Willowbrook                                7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2             Oak Park-River Forest (home)      7:30 p.m.
Oct. 9             At Proviso West                                7:30 p.m.
Oct. 16          At Downers Grove North                  7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23          Lyons Township (home)                   7:30 p.m.
 

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