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(Photo courtesy of Rob Graham.)

Though the first day of class for Highland Park High School does not begin until next week, the Scots varsity football team will be participating in a scrimmage on Friday before the regular season kicks off with the Tom Landry Classic on Aug. 31 at Southern Methodist University.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, Highland Park's varsity squad will be playing Plano West on the road in a preseason scrimmage, which will help prepare the team for the regular-season grind.

Here is the official 2012 varsity football schedule for Highland Park:

  • at Plano West (Scrimmage) at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24
  • vs. Aledo (Tom Landry Classic) at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at SMU
  • vs. Monterrey Tech at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7
  • at Sherman at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14
  • OPEN
  • vs. Forney* (Homecoming) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28
  • at Forney North* at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4
  • at Poteet* at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 (Memorial Stadium)
  • vs. West Mesquite* at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19
  • at Creekview* at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26
  • vs. Newman Smith* at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2
  • vs. Terrell* (Blue Out) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9
    (*District game)

Last season, the Scots made it to the semifinals round of the playoffs, losing in a heartbreaker to Tyler John Tyler by a score of 42-39 in Waco.