2021 Schedule Preview: High Point Panthers

(Photo Courtesy of High Point Athletics)

While it has taken a bit longer for teams and conference to get their schedules together for the 2021 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak and various restrictions surrounding the virus, Schedule release schedule has finally begun!

The High Point Panthers are the 19th DI team to release their 2021 schedule and the sixth from the SoCon. High Point comes into the 2021 season after going 2-6 during the shortened 2020 season.

High Point’s Full 2021 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
1/30North CarolinaHigh PointScrimmage
2/13High PointRobert Morris
2/18High PointBellarmineNon-Conference
2/27North CarolinaHigh Point
3/2VirginiaHigh Point
3/7DukeHigh Point
3/19VMIHigh PointSoCon
3/27RichmondHigh PointSoCon
4/3BellarmineHigh PointSoCon
4/17High PointMercerSoCon
4/24Air ForceHigh PointSoCon
5/1High PointJacksonvilleSoCon

Notes

  • Playing Bellarmine twice, once in a non-conference game and once in a conference game.

Games to Circle

2/13 vs Robert Morris: The Panthers open up the season at home against the Robert Morris Colonials. In last season’t meeting, the two were tied, 6-6, at the half. But a strong second half effort from Robert Morris proved too difficult for High Point to overcome, as they fell 15-11.

3/2 @ Virginia: High Point and Virginia have had quite the series. The Panthers first upset the Cavaliers in 2016 and played them very close in both 2017 and 2018 before their memorable, 14-13, upset victory against the Cavaliers in 2019. Last season, the Panthers started hot and took an early 4-1 lead, but multiple big runs for Virginia helped the Cavaliers prevail and secure the, 18-15, win.

3/27 vs/@ Richmond: While the two didn’t play last year with the season being cut short, the Panthers and Spiders faced each other twice in 2019. High Point won the regular season meeting, 15-14, and Richmond won their SoCon title game meeting, 15-7, in a surprising blowout.

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