Prior to the 2016 season Magazine head coach Doug Powell had a plethora of schedule changes to work through. He got another one this year.
Rather than scrimmage at Mansfield, as has been the case for many years, the Tigers made other plans leaving Powell and the Rattlers in a momentarily lurch.
Magazine will now travel to Dover to face Lamar and Dover JV squads on Tuesday, Aug. 22, for its preseason game situation in what will become week 0 for the 2018-2019 cycle.
Powell’s team will open the 2017 season with Mount Ida at Diamondback Stadium on Sept. 2. The school were set to play last year but Murfreesboro filled in for the Lions, the defending state champions, so that Mount Ida could take part in one of the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic games.