The Regis Jesuit football team plays five teams that won 10 or more games in 2021 during its 2022 schedule, which opens against one of them in Class 5A finalist Valor Christian on Aug. 26. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | A breakdown of the 2022 season schedule for the Regis Jesuit football team:

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports

REGIS JESUIT: Coach Danny Filleman’s Raiders — who finished 8-4 in 2021 — can lay claim to the most difficult 2022 schedule in Aurora and one of the stiffest in the state based on records from last season. Of the 10 opponents in front of Regis Jesuit, five finished with 10 or more wins last season, three of its foes made it to at least the 5A semifinals and it will play both of the state title game participants (winner Cherry Creek and runner-up Valor Christian). The Raiders begin with the Eagles with an Aug. 26 road game ahead of playing in California against Oaks Christian H.S. on Sept. 3. Non-league play for Regis Jesuit concludes with nine-win Arapahoe (Sept. 9) and Ralston Valley (Sept. 16) ahead of a Sept. 22 visit to Cherry Creek, which won both meetings last season. A difficult 5A League 6 schedule includes three 10-win teams in Pine Creek (Oct. 8), Legend (Oct. 21) and Fountain-Fort Carson (Oct. 28). Last season: Regis Jesuit’s opponents finished a combined 92-34 in 2021.

Regis Jesuit schedule Home games in all caps (played at Lou Kellogg Stadium unless otherwise noted): Friday, Aug. 26 — at Valor Christian, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 3 — at Oaks Christian H.S. (San Diego, Calif.), 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 9 — ARAPAHOE, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 16 — RALSTON VALLEY, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 22 — at Cherry Creek, 7 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 30 — DOUGLAS COUNTY, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 8 — at Pine Creek, 1 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 14 — vs. Chaparral at EchoPark Stadium, 4 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 21 — LEGEND, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 28 — FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON, 6:30 p.m.

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