It’s that time of year to support your East Valley High School football teams! When my family watches my nieces cheer at the Higley Knights football games, or my nephew play for the Benjamin Franklin Chargers, I remember Friday nights as a teen cheering on my own Gilbert Tigers and being grateful when the community supported me in soccer, swim, track and choir.

Now that I’m a mom, we love taking our boys to community and family extra curricular concerts, games and art exhibits to help them develop their own passions.

Below is a list of East Valley High School football schedules close to Cadence at Gateway, but check the school’s websites for swim, cross country, choir, art and other fall activities you can support.

Go, team go!

Desert Ridge High School Jaguars Desert Ridge Jaguars

Location: 10045 E. Madero Ave., Mesa

The Jaguars 2017 Football Season runs Aug. 25 – Oct. 27.

Visit for their full schedule.


Queen Creek High School Bulldogs

Location: 22149 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek

Their football season runs Aug. 18 – Oct. 27. Check their website for all fall sports and extracurricular schedules.


Benjamin Franklin High School ChargersBen Franklin High School Chargers

Location: 18864 E. Germann Rd., Queen Creek
Information on the Chargers football season is available here:

Higley High School Knights 

Location: 4068 E. Pecos Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85295

The Knights fall season beings August 25. Check football schedule here: and all Higley High sports schedules here:


American Leadership Academy QC Campus Patriots

Location: 23908 S. Hawes Rd., Queen Creek

Season begins Aug. 18, their full schedule is available here:
American Leadership Academy QC Campus Patriots

Heritage Academy Mesa (Gateway) Heroes

Location: 1970 E. Germann Rd., Queen Creek

Schedule is available here:

To read a related article on Living Life Youth Sports by coach Joseph Luma, visit

For more East Valley insight, visit

Photos courtesy of each high school’s websites.