Richland Northeast 2016 schedule
August: 26 Swansea
September: 2 at Spring Valley; 9 Lower Richland; 16 at AC Flora; 23 Airport; 30 at York
October: 7 Lancaster; 14 at Ridge View; 21 at South Pointe; 28 Westwood
Stuck in Region 3
You can’t really blame Richland Northeast for trying to switch regions before the 2016-18 realignment plan was finalized. The Cavaliers enter a brutally tough football league that will challenge the continued progress they made last season, after losing in the second round to eventual 3A state champs South Pointe.
But Richland Northeast’s actual reason for wanting to switch to Region 5 was travel time; Region 3 has three northern schools and three southern schools, and trips to York from RNE will be lengthy.
On the field, standout linebacker T.J. Brunson is off to play for the Gamecocks, but Jay Frye should have more talent left in the cupboard – with sizeable junior and sophomore classes returning - to try and contend in a region with Lancaster, South Pointe, York, Ridge View and Westwood.