Nearly every area football team has changes to its schedule for the 2019 season.
La Salle-Peru is now playing in the Interstate Eight Conference after the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference dissolved.
The Cavaliers will only have two non-conference games this season instead of three.
L-P will play host to Morton in Week 1 after playing at Morton last season and the Cavs will once again travel to Limestone in Week 2.
L-P now has seven conference games after having four last year, including two former NIB 12 West Division foes in Ottawa and Rochelle.
The Cavs open Interstate Eight play at Howard Fellows against Sandwich.
L-P will then travel to Rochelle, play host to Plano, travel to Ottawa and end with three former NIB 12 crossover opponents — home against Morris, at Sycamore and at Kaneland.
The Three Rivers Conference has mixed up its crossover games.
St. Bede opens at home against Morrison, which is a new crossover for the Bruins. St. Bede will once again travel to Fulton and play Rockridge in Peru for crossovers.
In a Mississippi Division game, the Bruins will play host to Sherrard on Sept. 21 for Homecoming.
Hall has a pair of new crossovers as the Red Devils will travel to Bureau Valley and play host to Fulton.
The Red Devils open at home against Newman, which Hall also faced in a crossover last season.
Hall is the only new crossover for Bureau Valley. The Storm will once again play Erie-Prophetstown and Monmouth-Roseville in crossovers.
Princeton opens at home against its only new crossover opponent in Fulton. The Tigers other two crossover games are the same as they play host to Orion and travel to Newman.
Fieldcrest opens with Reed-Custer in a non-conference game for the second year in a row, but the Knights will travel to Braidwood this season.
A new non-conference foe for Fieldcrest this season is Illini West in Week 5. The Knights will face a new Heart of Illinois crossover opponent in Tremont but will see Ridgeview again.
Fieldcrest’s five conference opponents remain the same but the games will be played at opposite sites.
Amboy-LaMoille’s schedule has a new look as the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference had a reorganization.
The conference is now divided into north and south divisions with the Clippers playing in the south.
After having just one crossover game last season, A-L has three this year in Pecatonica, Lena-Winslow and Galena, which were all in the Clippers’ division last season.
A-L’s only division opponents that remain the same are West Carroll and Eastland-Pearl City. The Clippers three new division foes are Aquin, Milledgeville and Ashton-Franklin Center.