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PREP FOOTBALL: Alcovy, Eastside, Newton schedules set for the 2019 season
The Newton Rams will face several 2018 playoff teams and a stretch of four straight road games during the 2019 football season.

COVINGTON, Ga. — In case you were counting, the 2019 high school football season kicks off in 157 days. We know that because all three Newton County schools have their schedules set for the season. 

And really, the biggest thing changing on each school’s slate of games is the venue. Most games that Alcovy, Eastside and Newton played away last year will be played at home, and vice versa. But Alcovy will make its second straight trip to south Georgia powerhouse Colquitt County, Eastside will visit Ola for the second straight year and Newton will make a return trek to Buford in 2019. 

Both Eastside and Newton will see a stretch of at least three consecutive road games, with Newton playing for straight away from Sharp Stadium. In fact, the Rams won’t play a home game at Sharp Stadium for the entire month of September, as they’ll have a bye during the week of September 6 before traveling to Arabia Mountain, Buford and Westlake in consecutive weeks. 

Newton will then open Region 8-AAAAAAA play at South Gwinnett before returning home for the annual back-to-back gauntlet of Archer and Grayson. 

Only two Thursday games are slated — Alcovy’s home game with Region 3-AAAAAA foe Grovetown and Eastside hosting Hampton on November 8 for the regular season finale. Each squad will play a preseason scrimmage game on the week of August 16-17, with Alcovy traveling to Jackson and Eastside hosting Walnut Grove on August 16 and Newton welcoming MLK for a Saturday scrimmage on August 17. 

Alcovy and Newton will be breaking in new head coaches when August rol around with coach Jason Dukes replacing Chris Edgar and Camiel Grant, Jr. stepping in for the departed Terrance Banks. 

Below are the complete team schedules for the 2019 season. 

*Denotes region games

Alcovy Tigers 

August 16 at Jackson (Scrimmage) 

August 23 vs. Newton 

August 30 at Rockdale 

Sept. 6 vs. Eastside 

Sept. 13 at Salem 

October 4 at Colquitt County 

(Thursday) October 10 vs. Grovetown*

October 18 at Lakeside* 

October 25 at Heritage* 

Nov. 1 vs. Evans* (Senior Night) 

Nov. 8 at Greenbrier*

Eastside Eagles

August 16 vs. Walnut Grove (Scrimmage) 

August 23 at Ola 

August 30 vs. Newton

Sept. 6 vs. Alcovy

Sept. 20 vs. North Clayton* 

October 4 at Luella* 

October 11 vs. Woodward Academy*

October 18 at Salem*

October 25 at Druid Hills*

Nov. 1 at McDonough High (Henry County)* 

(Thursday) Nov. 7 vs. Hampton (Senior Night)* 

Newton Rams 

(Saturday) August 17 vs. MLK (Scrimmage)

August 23 vs. Alcovy 

August 30 vs. Eastside 

Sept. 13 at Arabia Mountain

Sept. 20 at Buford 

Sept. 27 at Westlake 

October 4 at South Gwinnett*

(Saturday) October 12 vs. Archer (2:30 p.m.)*

October 25 vs. Grayson* 

Nov. 1 at Shiloh*

Nov. 8 vs. Rockdale*