SAN MARCOS (6-11-2018) -- Palomar has announced its 2018 football schedule as the Comets move into the re-aligned National Division Central League for at least the next two seasons.
Coach Joe Early's Comets will kick off the season on Saturday, Sept. 1 with a non-conference game at Moorpark College, then will play four more non-conference games against Southwestern at Escondido High School's Chick Embrey Field at Wilson Stadium on Sept. 8; Citrus at Wilson Stadium on Sept. 15; at Ventura on Sept. 22; and at Grossmont on Sept. 29.
Palomar's National Division Central games will match the Comets against defending state and National champion Fullerton College on at Wilson Stadium on Oct. 6; Mt. SAC at Wilson Stadium on Oct. 13; at El Camino College on Oct. 27; Cerritos at Wilson Stadium on Nov. 3; and at San Diego Mesa on Nov. 10.
Along with Palomar from the National Division South, Mesa comes up from the non-playoff eligible American Division to the playoff and state championship-eligible National Division.
The new alignment for the National Division South League will finds Riverside City College moving down from the National Central and Southwestern coming up from the non-playoff eligible American Division to join returning members, Grossmont, Golden West and Orange Coast.
PALOMAR 2018 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
(Home games listed in BOLD type)
Thu., Aug. 23 -- Riverside City College (pre-season scrimmage) at Wheelock Stadium, 4 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 1 -- Moorpark at Griffin Stadium, Moorpark College, 6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 8 -- Southwestern at Chick Embrey Field, Wilson Stadium, Escondido High School, 6 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 15 -- Citrus at Chick Embrey Field, Wilson Stadium, Escondido High School, 6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 22 -- Ventura at Ventura College Sportsplex, 6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 29 -- Grossmont at Mashin/Roth Stadium, Grossmont College, El Cajon, 3 p.m.
NATIONAL DIVISION CENTRAL GAMES
Sat., Oct. 6 -- Fullerton at Chick Embrey Field, Wilson Stadium, Escondido High School, 6 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 13 -- Mt. SAC at Chick Embrey Field, Wilson Stadium, Escondido High School, 6 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20 -- El Camino at Murdock Stadium, El Camino College, Torrance, 6 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3 -- Cerritos at Chick Embrey Field, Wilson Stadium, Escondido High School, 6 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10 -- San Diego Mesa at Merrill Douglas Stadium, San Diego Mesa College, 6 p.m.