The Santa Barbara High School Dons Varsity Football Team, coached by JT Stone, kicks off its season at 7 p.m. Friday with a home game against Saugus High School out of Santa Clarita.
The team travels to Thousand Oaks Aug. 27 to face off against the Thousand Oaks High School Lancers at 7 p.m.
The Dons face Righetti High School at Peabody Stadium at 7 p.m. Sept. 3.
They’ll tackle San Marcos High School the following Friday, Sept. 10, another 7 p.m. home game.
Sept. 17 is an away game at Ventura High School with a 7 p.m. kickoff followed by a reprieve Sept. 24 as the team has a bye as it starts Channel League play.
The Dons play Lompoc High School in Lompoc at 7 p.m. Oct. 1.
The homecoming game is Oct. 8 against Pacifica High School, kicking off at 7 p.m. from Peabody’s turf field.
Senior night is the following week, 7 p.m. Oct. 15. The Dons play Oxnard at home.
Then, they head across town to Dos Pueblos High School for a game at 7 p.m. Oct. 22.
The final game on the schedule is against Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
— Annelise Hanshaw