PALATINE HILL -- The 2018 season of Lewis & Clark Pioneers football will begin on Sept. 8 against the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, the team the Pios defeated last year to set the tone for their best season since 2012.
Over the past few weeks, renewal offers have started for existing season ticket holders, while new season ticket purchases will begin on Aug. 6. If you haven't been contacted about renewals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-768-7545. Please leave a voice message if no answer.
Single-game tickets will also be available on Aug. 6.
Lewis & Clark will host four home games at Fred Wilson Field at Griswold Stadium in Portland, Oregon starting with Pomona-Pitzer on Sept. 8. During the 2018 Homecoming and Family Weekend, the Pios will host Puget Sound on Oct. 6. Later that month, Lewis & Clark welcomes in George Fox on Oct. 27 before Senior Day festivities conclude the schedule against Pacific Lutheran on Nov. 10.
The Pioneers enter the fourth season under national championship-winning head coach Jay Locey, a five-time Northwest Conference Coach of the Year. Last season, Lewis & Clark followed their win in southern California against Pomona-Pitzer with a victory over Willamette to reclaim the Wagon Wheel traveling trophy for the first time since 2000. The win was the first for the Pios at home since 2012, which was the last season the Pioneers also won back-to-back games.
From Lewis & Clark's final game of last season, 16 of 22 starters are expected back including All-NWC First-Team defensive lineman Andrew Werst and reigning NWC Freshman of the Year Cameron Chang. The Pioneers are expected to bring back all five of their leading scorers from 2017 as well. Lewis & Clark was the NWC's best red-zone offense last year.
Lewis & Clark's road schedule includes a trip to southern California against Whittier on Sept. 15 before the Wagon Wheel Game at Willamette on Sept. 29. The Pios play at Linfield and Pacific on Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, respectively, before the road finale at Whitworth on Nov. 3.