Central Alberta Buccaneers wide receiver Axsavier Lawrence slips a tackle in the Black and Red intrasquad game on Saturday at MEGlobal Athletic Park. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Schedule changes ahead Central Alberta Bucs season opener

The Central Alberta Buccaneers now have a new schedule for the 2019 Alberta Football League season.

After the Grande Prairie Drillers unexpectedly dropped from the league because of a lack of commitment, schedule changes had to be made.

The Bucs will still start the regular season on May 25, then still play their first home game on June 1 at 6 p.m. against the defending national champion Fort McMurray Monarchs.

On the original schedule, the Bucs were set to play the Drillers in Lacombe on June 8. They will now host all four home games this season at Setters Place at Great Chief Park. For the June 22 game against the Cold Lake Jets, kickoff is 2 p.m. Each additional home game, July 13 and 20, kickoff is 6 p.m. at Setters Place.

The AFL semifinal is Aug. 17 and the final is set for Aug. 24.

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