Surf and Turf Classic unveils title sponsor, future plans

The inaugural Surf and Turf Football Classic announced it has a new name and several new teams playing in the upstart high school football event for the next three years.

After finding a local title sponsor, the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Classic to be played at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, beginning Aug. 25, when four of the Palmetto State’s best will compete in a doubleheader. The Northwestern Trojans play the Conway Tigers followed by the Irmo Yellow Jackets competing against the Seahawks of Myrtle Beach in the nightcap.

The event will move to Labor Day weekend in both 2013 and 2014 as eight of the finest high school programs from the Carolinas will battle at Doug Shaw Stadium for state bragging rights. The event expands to four games to be played on Aug. 30, 2013, and and Aug. 31, 2014.

In addition to the previously announced Richmond County Raiders (N.C.) participation, the Tar Heel State quartet will also include the Wilmington Hoggard Vikings, Wilmington New Hanover Wildcats, and the Southeast Raleigh Bulldogs. All Saturday match-ups will be announced following the 2012 season.

Myrtle Beach and Conway will be fixtures in the event.

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