Davis High football fans will get a chance to see new head coach John Wiley’s Blue Devils twice in the first two weeks of the 2014 season.
The two home games — Sept. 5 against River Valley and Sept. 12 against Vintage — are the start of a challenging schedule announced this week by the DHS program.
The Devils enter the new Delta League starting next fall, which puts games against Jesuit (Oct. 3), at Sheldon (Oct. 10) and home vs. Pleasant Grove (Oct. 24) in the conference slate. Familiar matchups include league contests with Elk Grove (Sept. 26), at Franklin (Oct. 17), at Grant (Oct. 31) and at Monterey Trail (Nov. 7).
A road outing at Edison (Stockton) on Sept. 19 rounds out the schedule.
Other Davis football dates also have been announced, starting with a mandatory preseason meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the DHS library.
That will be followed closely by the beginning of spring practice, which runs from May 1 to 30.
After picking up equipment on June 2 and taking physicals June 7, summer workouts lead into a team camp at Sacramento State June 13-16.
Training camp begins with double days Aug. 11-15 and includes scrimmages at Folsom (Aug. 23) and Sac High (Aug. 28).
Wiley came to town in January following a stint as the defensive coordinator at Christian Brothers. The former All-SEC defensive back at Auburn took over for Marc Hicks, who led DHS to a 5-5 record in 2013.