While practices for the 2012 high school football season are just getting to start today, Southeast Raleigh already had at least one 2013 date on its schedule.
First-year Bulldogs coach Marvin Burke said Monday that Southeast has agreed to play in the 2013 Derrick Law Firm Kick-Off Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Labor Day Weekend 2013.
The eight-team, four-game event will be held at Myrtle Beach High School, Aug. 30-31. On Aug. 30 (a Friday night), event host Myrtle Beach will meet Richmond County.
On Saturday of the weekend, Southeast, Wilmington New Hanover and Wilmington Hoggard will represent North Carolina in three games, opposing South Carolina’s Lexington Irmo, Conway and Northwestern Rock Hill.
Matchups between those teams will be determined after this season.
“We’re looking forward to the opportunity,” Burke said. “It’s a great opportunity for Southeast, one where we’ll represent Wake County and North Carolina in a great event. It’s something else we can look forward to next off-season as a real building block for our program.”
Northwestern was the 2010 South Carolina high school 4A-II champion and the state runner-up in 2009 and 2011. Myrtle Beach won state 3A titles in 2009 and 2011 and was the runner-up in 2010.
This year’s version of the even will feature the four South Carolina teams – Northwestern vs. Conway (5 p.m.) and Irmo vs. Myrtle Beach (8 p.m.) – in action on Aug. 25.