KING CITY — With summer in full swing, the countdown to another high school football season is about two months away, and the King City Mustangs’ 2023 football schedule has been released.
Last season the Mustangs football team finished 5-5, but they were only a couple of plays away from going 7-3.
When you first look at the Mustangs’ schedule this year, you’ll notice how tough it will be. They will face three teams who made it to the postseason a year ago.
The good news for Mustang fans this year is that they will play Soledad, Greenfield and Gonzales this season. The bad news is that they will have to travel to all those locations because they all are away games.
Other than the fact that they will play their closest rival, the Greenfield Bruins, in the season opener, the Mustangs will try to get some redemption against them — the Bruins won on a last-second field goal last year.
Another spotlight game that sticks out on the schedule is Aug. 31, when the Mustangs host the Palma Chieftains. The last time the Mustangs played Palma was during the Covid spring season.
King City will have a tough schedule, but if they can get through it, it may be that the Mustangs can break their long playoff drought.