The new Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association football playoff schedule brings major change to the Big Blue football slate of games.
Blue battles Triton in the season opener and will play arch-rival Marblehead at least twice.
They play at home Sept. 28, then, two months later, on the Magician's turf in the annual Thanksgiving clash.
Rather than the usual Super Bowl structure that featured teams playing in playoff games after Thanksgiving, the playoffs will start at the beginning of November.
Teams that don’t make the playoffs will play other non-playoff teams in the weeks leading up to the annual Thanksgiving game. The six state championship games will take place after Thanksgiving.
Below is the schedule for the upcoming varsity football season.Here’s more information about the new playoff format.
Here's the Big Blue Football website
2013-14 Football Schedule
Sat 9/7/13 12pm
Swampscott Big Blue vs. Triton
Thu 9/12/13 7:30pm
St. Mary's vs. Swampscott Big Blue
Fri 9/20/13 7pm
Winthrop Vikings vs. Swampscott Big Blue
Sat 9/28/13 12pm
Swampscott Big Blue vs. Marblehead
Fri 10/4/13 5pm
Lynn English Bulldogs vs. Swampscott Big Blue
Sat 10/19/13 2:30pm
Swampscott Big Blue vs. Gloucester Fighting Fishermen
Sat 10/26/13 1pm
Beverly Panthers vs. Swampscott Big Blue
Fri 11/1/13 TBA
Fri 11/8/13 TBA
Fri 11/15/13 TBA
Thu 11/28/13 10am
Marblehead vs. Swampscott Big Blue