Lake Highlands had the luxury of playing seven games at Wildcat-Ram Stadium, aka The Boneyard, in 2008. Now comes the flip side – just four home games in 2009.

Unlike last year when LH played its first three games on its home turf, in 2009 LH won’t play a home game until Sept. 25. Even this year’s preseason scrimmage is on the road.

Here’s the good news: Although there are only four home games, there are just five true road games. The Aug. 29 season opener is a neutral site contest at Frisco’s Pizza Hut Park.

And the game that will likely determine the District 9-5A title, LH vs. Skyline, is played at Wildcat-Ram. Should be a huge turnout for the first home game of the season. 

Other highlights:

– Homecoming is Oct. 23 vs. W.T. White. 

– LH is the home team for the annual rivalry game with Berkner.

– The opener is on a Saturday night, and there are two Thursday night games (Sept. 10 and Oct. 1). I’ve always liked the occasional non-Friday game because it gives you a chance to see another good game on Friday night. 

– The longest trips are to Frisco and the DISD’s Kincaide Stadium in Oak Cliff. At least there won’t be rush hour traffic to Pizza Hut Park. Kincaide is one of the nicer stadiums in the area.

– In addition to Pizza Hut Park, home of FC Dallas professional soccer, the Oct. 30 game at Carrollton’s Standridge Stadium is where the Dallas Cowboys held their OTA’s and mini-camp this year.

Click to the jump for the complete 2009 LH varsity football schedule

2009 Lake Highlands Varsity Football Schedule

Aug. 21 – (scrimmage) at South Garland (Homer B. Johnson Stadium), 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 29 (Sat.) – Mesquite (Frisco’s Pizza Hut Park), 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 4 – at Mesquite Horn (E.H. Hanby Stadium), 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 10 (Thurs.) – at Garland (Williams Stadium), 7 p.m.

Bye Week

Sept. 25 – Skyline (Wildcat-Ram), 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 (Thurs.) – at Sunset (Kincaide Stadium), 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 9 – Berkner (Wildcat-Ram), 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 – at Richardson (Eagle-Mustang Stadium), 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 – W.T. White (Wildcat-Ram), 7:30 p.m. (HOMECOMING)

Oct. 30 – at Carrollton Creekview (Standridge Stadium), 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 6 – Molina (Wildcat-Ram), 7:30 p.m.