York 2016 schedule

August: 26 at Rock Hill

September: 2 Union; 9 Nation Ford; 16 at Fort Mill; 23 Clover; 30 Richland Northeast

October: 7 at Ridge View; 14 at Westwood; 21 at Lancaster; 28 South Pointe


Preferred split

York is the third largest 4A school, behind Lugoff-Elgin and Colleton County, but the Cougars' athletics teams will certainly have to travel in their new Region 3-4A. York will average around 54 miles per region trip, one of the longest averages in The Herald's coverage area.

Football coach Bobby Carroll advocated for split regions that would include geographically close schools from two different classifications to try and save on travel, but that idea never took hold. The Cougars' non-region schedule is just as tough as its region slate, with games against soon to be former region opponents Nation Ford and Fort Mill, and of course rival Clover.