Unfamiliar schools make appearance on Aces 2019 football schedule

March 12, 2019

MOUNT CARMEL -- Mount Carmel released its official fall football schedule this afternoon. Some unfamiliar foes made an appearance, East Alton Wood River, Alton Marquette and Dupo. Expect all three to be a two-year series. Notably, they’ll make the two and a half hour trip to East Alton, but host Marquette and Dupo this fall.

East Alton finished with a 6-4 record in 2018, Alton Marquette boasted a 5-4 season, and Dupo finished their 2018 season with a 4-5 record. All three games should be appropriately challenging for the Aces.

Three Big Eight foes remain on the schedule despite Mount Carmel’s recent announcement of leaving the conference they called home for the past 16 years. They’ll face Princeton, Mount Vernon (Ind.) and Vincennes Lincoln.

The schedule (home games in all caps):

Friday, Aug. 30 -- HARRISBURG, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 6 -- MOUNT VERNON (IND.), 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13 -- at Princeton, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 20 -- RICHLAND COUNTY, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27 -- ALTON MARQUETTE, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5 -- at East Alton Wood River, 1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 11 -- at Vincennes Lincoln, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19 -- DUPO, 1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 25 -- at Mount Vernon (Ill.), 7 p.m.