Surf & Turf pits Palmetto vs. Tar Heel State powerhouses

With the high school football season officially over in South Carolina, local organizers are already gearing up for the kickoff of the 2013 season.

The schedule for the 2nd Annual Derrick Law Firm Surf & Turf Kickoff Classic was released Monday, and next year’s lineup is twice as big as this year’s inaugural event.

The number of states represented also will be doubled, as the 2013 pigskin showcase will pit four top South Carolina teams against four state powers from North Carolina.

And the number of days will be doubled to a two-day event on Aug. 30-31, with the host Myrtle Beach Seahawks getting it all started Friday night against Richmond County at 7:30 p.m.

Three games will be played Saturday, beginning with Hoggard (NC) facing Irmo at 1 p.m. Southeast Raleigh (NC) will play Dutch Fork at 4:30, with Conway in the 8 p.m. nightcap against New Hanover (NC).

“Football fans from around the Carolinas will have access to some of the most competitive high school football games in the country,” said event organizer Mark Stafford. “… The battle for state bragging rights will give these matchups a little more spice.”

Stafford started the Surf & Turf Kickoff Classic last year as a gridiron version of the Beach Ball Classic and a method to attract sports tourism to the Grand Strand in late summer. Tickets and more information are available online at www.derricklawfirmkickoff.com.

Photo by Ranicer Photography

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