With the addition of Cedar Grove High School, the Vikings tentatively now have a full 10 game regular schedule for the 2021 football season. Lowndes is still searching for a pre-season/scrimmage opponent.
The Vikings will open the regular season on August 21 in the Corky Kell Classic. The opponent will be Walton (7A-Region 3) who reached the 2nd round of the playoffs in 2020. The game is scheduled for 2:45 pm in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. If for any reason a conflict arises and the game cannot be played in the MBS, it will be moved to Martin Stadium. Ticket sales for this game will be announced in the near future.
Griffin (5A-Region 2) returns to Martin Stadium on August 27. The Bears finished 2nd in their region and reached the 2nd round of the state playoffs last year. Lake Gibson out of Lakeland, FL replaces Oakleaf and will visit Martin Stadium on September 3. Lake Gibson is a Florida 6A school who finished 11-2 last year, advancing to the 3rd round of the state playoffs. The Lake Gibson contact is awaiting final approval but no problems are anticipated.
Lowndes will visit Lee County on September 10 before hosting Valdosta on September 25. The October 1 game (Alcovy 6A-Region 3) will be the 2021 homecoming for all Viking alumni. Alcovy fell in the 1st round of the 2020 playoffs.
New to the schedule for the upcoming season will be Cedar Grove High School out of DeKalb County in Atlanta. They are a 3A school who advanced to the 3rd round of the state playoffs last year. This game will be on October 8 – formerly an open date. The Vikings will now be open on September 17.
Region play begins on October 15 with the Vikings visiting Tift. Colquitt will visit Martin Stadium on October 22 and region play will conclude with a trip to St. Mary’s on October 29. Following an open date on November 5, the state playoffs will start on November 12.
The athletic department continues to search for a pre-season/scrimmage opponent for August 13. A share of the gate will be offered to any team to help offset their travel expenses. Any interested school should contact Assistant Athletic Director Danny Redshaw.
Once the schedule is completely finalized season tickets will be printed and placed on sale. Season ticket renewals will be based on the 2019 season ticket list and ample time will be provided for renewal. After the renewal period, remaining tickets will go on sale to the public.