The new Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association football playoff schedule will mean a much different schedule for the Waltham Hawks this year.
The Hawks play Newton North in the season opener and will take on Malden Catholic in night before Thanksgiving, but the rest of November is not clear.
Rather than the usual Super Bowl structure that featured teams playing in playoff games after Thanksgiving, the playoffs will start at the beginning of November.
Teams that don’t make the playoffs will play other non-playoff teams in the weeks leading up to the annual Thanksgiving game. The six state championship games will take place after Thanksgiving.
Confused – and just want to know the Waltham High schedule? Here’s the schedule for the upcoming varsity football season (please note that Waltham will play three football games between Oct. 25 and Thanksgiving, but they won’t find out who they're playing until after the playoff teams are announced at the end of October).
Waltham 2013 Football Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 12 – Newton North, 7 p.m. HOME OPENER
Friday, Sept. 20 – at Framingham, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4 – at Westford Academy, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12 – Lincoln-Sudbury, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 – at Newton South, 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 – Acton-Boxborough, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 – at Malden Catholic, 6 p.m.