The defending state champions will start the 2016 campaign with a target on their back and with a fun stretch of games.

Washington's first four games will be played against three teams that made a deep run into the playoffs last year, and one game against their city rival Lincoln.

Chad Stadem's Warriors will play four games at Howard Wood Field, and they will serve as the home team in each of those contests. The away schedule features trips to Brandon Valley, Yankton, O'Gorman, Pierre, and Rapid City Stevens.

DateOpponentTime
August 27@ Brandon Valley7:00
September 3vs. Lincoln (Presidents Bowl)7:00
September 9@ Yankton7:00
September 16@ O'Gorman5:00
September 23vs. Rapid City Central6:00
September 30@ Pierre7:00
October 7vs. Watertown5:00
October 14@ Rapid City Stevens8:00
October 20vs. Roosevelt8:00