The 2019 high school football schedules have been released.
The Clinton Maroons will play only eight games this season with a week 2 bye following their opener at South Fork.
Weeks 3 through 9 will be all conference tilts, opening the Central Illinois Conference slate at Shelbyville (Sept. 13) and home games against Meridian (Sept. 20), Decatur St. Teresa (Oct. 4), and Sullivan (Oct. 18).
The Maroons are at Tuscola Sept. 27, Central A&M on Oct. 11 and at Warrensburg-Latham on Oct. 25.
The Monticello Sages will begin the defense of their Class 3A state title with a game at Olympia and then an away game at Illinois Valley Central.
The Sages open their home slate hosting Champaign St. Thomas More Sept. 13. The Sages alternate home and away the rest of the season with matchups at Unity Oct. 4, hosting Pontiact Oct. 11 and their senior night matchup with rival St. Joe-Ogden Oct. 25.
Other matchups of note in central Illinois, Maroa-Forsyth plays at Williamsville Sept. 20, Cerro-Gordo Bement travels to Shelbyville Sept. 6 with Argenta-Oreana at home on Sept. 20 and at Blue Ridge Oct. 11.
Blue Ridge will host Martinsville to begin their campaign Aug. 30 followed by two road matchups at Oblongand Oakland. The Knights round out their season with a matchup at home opposite Toledo-Cumberland (Sept. 20), at ALAH (Sept. 27), hosting consecutive games with Decatur LSA (Oct. 4) and Cerro-Gordo Bement (Oct. 11) and then a matchup at Arcola in week 8 and home for senior night with Argenta-Oreana on Oct. 25.