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Pride looking to squeeze De La Salle into 2014 schedule

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Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013 10:29 am | Updated: 12:01 pm, Sun Dec 8, 2013.

The Mountain Pointe football program is finding out that if you win a football state title and the big boys come calling.

Pride principal Bruce Kipper said they were contacted by California power De La Salle in Concord about possibly scheduling a football game next season and he said there is interest on both sides.

It's a long way from coming together, but just gives an idea of what kind of respect the program is receiving nationally after a dominating 2013 season.

De La Salle made national headlines during its 151-game win streak that ended in 2004 and has consistently been a nationally ranked program annually.

The Pride’s schedule seemingly has some flexibility with a bye in Week 9 along with the possible hole left open depending on how the Sollenberger Classic shakes out next year.

As defending champ Mountain Pointe is probably going to have first choice on the accepting a bid to the annual event with Nevada. If neither the Pride or Salpointe Catholic, the Division II champ, play in the Sollenberger, there is a tentative agreement to play each other.

If that occurs they Pride might be able to drop the Lancers in order to play De La Salle.

I'd assume Mountain Pointe would be in favor of dropping one of their other lesser opponents like Maryvale or North as well if the one of those schools agreed and the AIA would allow it.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or Jskoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

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