Camp Verde football foe drops varsity team for 2017, Cowboys get bye

Camp Verde’s punt team practices on Tuesday afternoon. The Cowboys’ will have a bye week on Oct. 6 after their scheduled opponent Mohave Accelerated announced they won’t be able to field a varsity team this year (VVN/James Kelley)

Camp Verde’s punt team practices on Tuesday afternoon. The Cowboys’ will have a bye week on Oct. 6 after their scheduled opponent Mohave Accelerated announced they won’t be able to field a varsity team this year (VVN/James Kelley)

Camp Verde High football will receive an unexpected break this year.

Mohave Accelerated, who the Cowboys were scheduled to face on Oct. 6 will not be able to field a football team this year. Camp Verde will now have a bye that week.

The match-up against the Patriot would have been a road game so the Cowboys will now have five home games and four away.

Last year Camp Verde beat Mohave Accelerated 39-0 and the Patriots went 0-10.

The Cowboys host Scottsdale Prep in a scrimmage on Friday at 6 p.m. They open the season with Chino Valley at home on August 25.

Camp Verde’s schedule will now feature three straight home games from mid-September to late October.

The Cowboys originally did not have a bye.

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