First game will be a scrimmage against Independence on Thursday, Aug. 25

Before anyone will know it fall will arrive and another football season will begin.


The Taft football teams have already taken that first step by releasing their 2011 schedule.


The only new team to the schedule this year is the East Bakersfield Blades. The Wildcats will face the Blades their first week after the bye on Friday, Oct. 7 in Bakersfield. East Bakersfield is replacing the Garces Rams on the schedule.


Like last year, Taft will kick off the schedule with a scrimmage against Independence in Bakersfield on Thursday, Aug. 25.


A little over a week later, the Wildcats officially kick off their new season in Bakersfield against Golden Valley. The varsity game begins at 7:30 p.m. Taft will have the next three games at home including homecoming against Corcoran on Sept. 23.


Taft gets the league season underway Friday, Oct. 14 at home against Arvin and closes the league season Nov.10 when they travel up to Tehachapi one final time in league play to face the Warriors.


The following is the full varsity schedule


Aug.25 at Independence (scrimmage)-6:30 p.m.


Sept.2 at Golden Valley-7:30 p.m.


Sept.9 vs Coalinga-7:30 p .m.


Sept.16 vs. Exeter-7:30 p.m.


Sept.23 vs. Corcoran(homecoming)-7 p.m.


Sept. 30 BYE


Oct.7 at East Bakersfield High School-7:30 p.m.


Oct.14 vs. Arvin-7:30 p.m.


Oct.21 at Wasco-7:30 p.m.


Oct. 28 vs. Shafter-7:30 p.m.


Nov.4 at Bakersfield Christian-7:30 p.m.


Nov.10 at Tehachapi-7:30 p.m.