PERU, Neb. – When your football schedule features four ranked teams and one just outside the Top 25, you know you are in for some interesting football every weekend. That is the case for the Peru State Bobcats in 2017.
With fall practices starting this week, the ‘Cats know what lies in store for them if they look to improve upon their 5-6 overall mark and 1-4 Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) North Division.
Four of their opponents in the Heart are ranked in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Preseason which was released on August 7. Those ranked are Baker (Kan.) – #2, Grand View (Iowa) – #9, Missouri Valley – #12, and William Penn (Iowa) – #23. Just on the outside of the Top 25 is Benedictine (Kan.) who would technically be #27 while receiving votes.
Listen to Peru State football all season on News Channel Nebraska radio – 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com.
|August 26||Avila University||Oak Bowl – Peru||1:00 p.m.|
|September 2||Central Methodist University||Oak Bowl – Peru||6:00 p.m.|
|September 9||Evangel University||Springfield, Mo.||6:00 p.m.|
|September 16||Missouri Valley College||Marshall, Mo.||11:00 a.m.|
|September 23||MidAmerica Nazarene University||Oak Bowl – Peru||1:00 p.m.|
|September 30||Baker University||Baldwin City, Kan.||1:00 p.m.|
|October 14||Grand View University||Des Moines, Iowa||1:00 p.m.|
|October 21||William Penn University||Oak Bowl – Peru||11:00 a.m.|
|October 28||Graceland University||Oak Bowl – Peru||2:00 p.m.|
|November 4||Culver-Stockton College||Canton, Mo.||1:00 p.m.|
|November 11||Benedictine College||Oak Bowl – Peru||1:00 p.m.|