Friday, July 12, 2013

County varsity football schedules unveiled

Below are the 2013 varsity football schedules for Beddingfield, Fike and Hunt. The county trio will have significant road trips but none more so than Hunt, which on weeks 3 and 4 will total more than 400 miles on trips to Elizabeth City Northeastern and Currituck County. That will be part of a stretch of five consecutive away games for the (road) Warriors. In fact, with an open date Oct. 4, Warrior Stadium will be dark for six straight Fridays.

The good news for Hunt is that in 2014, the schedule will flip-flop and the Warriors will be at home for five games in a row.

Of course, the most anticipated game of the year for Hunt will be Oct. 11 at Northern Nash where former Warriors head coach Randy Raper is now in charge of the Knights.

Fike has away non-conference outings at Bunn, Roanoke Rapids, Smithfield-Selma and South Johnston (Four Oaks) while Beddingfield will venture to Washington, new to the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference, on Oct. 25.

Aug. 23    Greene Central
Aug. 29    @ Southern Nash
Sept. 6      Southern Pines Pinecrest
Sept. 13    @ Fike
Sept. 20    @ Nash Central
Sept. 27    Hunt
Oct. 4        OPEN
Oct. 11     @ North Johnston*
Oct. 18     North Pitt*
Oct. 25     @ Washington*
Nov. 1      Farmville Central*
Nov. 6      @ SouthWest Edgecombe*

* 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game

Aug. 23   @ Bunn
Aug. 29   @ Roanoke Rapids
Sept. 6     Kinston
Sept. 13   Beddingfield
Sept. 20   @ Smithfield-Selma
Sept. 27   @ South Johnston
Oct. 4      OPEN
Oct. 11    Southern Nash*
Oct. 18    @ Nash Central*
Oct. 25    Rocky Mount*
Nov. 1     @ Northern Nash*
Nov. 8     Hunt*

* 3-A Big East Conference game

Aug. 23   South Central
Aug. 29   Hertford County
Sept. 6     Wilmington New Hanover
Sept. 13   @ Elizabeth City Northeastern
Sept. 20   @ Currituck County
Sept. 27   @ Beddingfield
Oct. 4       OPEN
Oct. 11     @ Northern Nash*
Oct. 18     @ Rocky Mount*
Oct. 25     Southern Nash*
Nov. 1      Nash Central*
Nov. 8      @ Fike*

* 3-A Big East Conference game

High school football scrimmage dates announced

OK, people, it's the middle of July and it's time to start thinking about — what else? Football!

Here are the preseason scrimmage dates for the eight high schools in The Wilson Times readership area. The starting times are subject to change and, if they do, I'll try to update that info.

The 2013 season will begin officially on Aug. 23.

Beddingfield: @ East Duplin, Saturday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m.

Fike: Fike jamboree (with, to date, Charles B. Aycock, Jacksonville Northside, Louisburg and James Kenan), Friday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m.

Hunt: @ Cleveland, Friday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m.

Greene Central: @ Edenton, Saturday, Aug. 10, TBA; @ Southern Wayne, Friday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m.

North Johnston: @ Ayden-Grifton, Saturday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m.; @ Corinth Holders, Friday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m.

Southern Nash: @ Nash Central (Nash County jamboree), Thursday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m.

SouthWest Edgecombe: @ Tarboro jamboree, Friday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m.