PFL Announces Spring 2021 League Schedule

Thursday, December 17, 2020
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

SAINT LOUIS – The Pioneer Football League announced its spring 2021 schedule, Thursday, comprising a six-week slate set to begin March 13.

In November, the PFL Presidents Council endorsed a six-game conference season in the spring of 2021, as advanced by the PFL athletic directors and coaches. The Council determined to move forward with a plan that provides a meaningful competitive experience for PFL football student-athletes.

The PFL’s six-week schedule will see each of its 10 members – including Presbyterian, who joins the PFL for the spring 2021 schedule – play three home and three away contests. Individual members may schedule nonconference games prior to the league’s March 13-April 17 window.

In September, the NCAA Board of Directors approved plans for NCAA Division I fall championships to be played in the spring as outlined by the Division I Council. The Division I Football Championship will feature 16 teams, with the bracket announced Sunday, April 18, and the championship game, May 14, 15, or 16 in Frisco, Texas. The spring 2021 field includes automatic bids from 11 FCS conferences, including the PFL, and five at-large selections.

The PFL Presidents Council fully recognizes this is an aspirational plan given the current severe state of the coronavirus pandemic and the many unknowns in the coming months for the country, the diverse group of states in which our schools exist, and the individual PFL institutions themselves. Consequently, at their sole discretion, individual institutions may choose to opt-out of the PFL 2021 spring season at any time.

PFL Spring 2021 Schedule

PFL Week 1: March 13, 2021
Morehead State at Butler
Stetson at Davidson
Valparaiso at Dayton
Marist at Drake
San Diego at Presbyterian
PFL Week 2: March 20, 2021
Butler at San Diego
Davidson at Marist
Dayton at Presbyterian
Drake at Valparaiso
Stetson at Morehead State
PFL Week 3: March 27, 2021
Butler at Valparaiso
Morehead State at Davidson
Drake at Dayton
San Diego at Marist
Presbyterian at Stetson
PFL Week 4: April 3, 2021
Dayton at Butler
Davidson at San Diego
Presbyterian at Drake
Marist at Stetson
Valparaiso at Morehead State
PFL Week 5: April 10, 2021
Marist at Butler
Davidson at Presbyterian
Morehead State at Dayton
Drake at Stetson
San Diego at Valparaiso
PFL Week 6: April 17, 2021
Butler at Drake
Dayton at Davidson
Valparaiso at Marist
Presbyterian at Morehead State
Stetson at San Diego