A grand final rematch between Milawa and Bright will kick-start the 2021 Ovens and King league season on March 27.
The Demons won their first flag since 2013 with a 10-goal drubbing of Bright in 2019, but the league was one of the region's first to abandon the 2020 season due to COVID-19.
It's an earlier start than a traditional Ovens and King season after Glenrowan's departure from the league in 2020 and the Queen's Birthday long weekend becoming a split round.
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Easter is early in 2021 with Greta to meet Mohyu and Bonnie Doon to take on Benalla All Blacks on Good Friday, while King Valley hosts North Wangaratta and Bright clashes with Tarrawingee on Easter Saturday.
Anzac Day falls on a Sunday this year and will see age-old rivals Tarrawingee and Milawa clash at Tarrawingee on April 24.
"The OKFNL received more than 20 individual fixture requests from clubs, whilst also considering neighbouring fixtures such as the Ovens and Murray and the Goulburn Valley," Ovens and King league manager Cam Green said.
The fixture will be vastly different to previous years without an interleague bye, but, with a bye every week for at least one club, the season will run over 21 weeks.
Bright and Bonnie Doon will play in the second week of the round 11 split round, which will see football and netball on the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
The finals series commences August 21, with the league's grand final to be staged on September 11.