CNB Kickoff Classic set for Friday night at Doug Shaw

ChuckCoaches and members of the media gathered Tuesday at Conway National Bank on 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach to discuss the annual unofficial kickoff of the high school football season.

Now in its 25th year after last season’s jamboree was rained out, the Classic pits the nine Horry County high schools in a 20 minute scrimmage in front of a larger crowd than some teams will see all season.

For North Myrtle Beach’s first year head coach Blair Hardin, it’s simply an opportunity to see what type of team he has, “I’m eager to find out what’s our personality, how tough we are. I think our guys are ready to hit someone else for a change.”

Conway’s head coach Chuck Jordan normally leads the parade of coaches downplaying expectations, while throwing in a consistent round of self-deprecating humor. This year was no exception with Jordan pointing out that he didn’t expect the team to be real good and they’d be lucky to win more than a few games. Those in attendance have come to expect this from one of Horry County’s most successful high school football coaches.

After a rain-out cancelled last years Classic, it was decided that the 25th anniversary event would be held at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The event normally rotates between Doug Shaw and Conway High School.

“We’re excited about hosting the event,” said Myrtle Beach head coach Mickey Wilson. “We’ve got a lot of skill guys coming back that we are excited about. We’re going to struggle up front with offensive and defensive lines, but we’re excited about our team. Our region has gotten so much better over the years and really prepares us for the playoffs.”

The event begins Friday night at 6pm and features five, 20 minute scrimmages. Aynor’s head coach Jody Jenerette indicated that he received an email asking about his preference for an opponent in the event. In a joking way, he replied that he would be glad to face Myrtle Beach, the defending state champions. Upon discovering that his 2A school would indeed face the perennial powerhouse, Jenerette joked, “Looks like I got the Horry County All-Stars. It will be good for our kids. I’ve never had one sign with Myrtle Beach.”

Tickets are $5 in advance and available at all CNB Banking locations, $6 at the gate. Kickoff is set for 6pm.

Socastee vs. Waccamaw
Green Sea Floyds vs. St. James
North Myrtle Beach vs. Conway
Carolina Forest vs. Loris
Myrtle Beach vs. Aynor

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