High School Sports

2013 football schedules released for area's public high schools

File: Whale Branch and Bluffton get the high school football season started Aug. 23, when the Bobcats visit Whale Branch.
File: Whale Branch and Bluffton get the high school football season started Aug. 23, when the Bobcats visit Whale Branch. The Beaufort Gazette

The 2013 high school football schedules were released by the S.C. High School League Wednesday, meaning the area's six public schools are that much closer to next month's kickoff.

Bluffton and Whale Branch Early College High School will get things started, as the Bobcats travel to face the Warriors on Aug. 23. Ridgeland-Hardeeville also will be in action that evening, as coach Blake Raley's team travels to face Savannah Country Day.

The three other area public schools begin play in Week 1 on Aug. 30, as Battery Creek heads to Estill, Beaufort High hosts Wando and Hilton Head Island High travels to Whale Branch.

Bluffton, which advanced to the Class 4-A semifinals in 2012, will see a new opponent on the slate this season as A.C. Flora travels to the Lowcountry on Sept. 6. The Bobcats last squared off against the Falcons in 2011, winning a 44-35 shootout to advance to the Class 3-A state championship game against South Pointe.

After its Aug. 30 home opener against Wando, Beaufort High hits the road for four consecutive weeks before home games against Goose Creek and Bluffton in October. Hilton Head High, meanwhile, starts the year with a pair of road games before its home opener against Battery Creek on Sept. 13.

2013 Area High School Football Schedules

(subject to change)

BATTERY CREEK

Aug. 30, at Estill

Sept. 6, Whale Branch

Sept. 13, at Hilton Head High

Sept. 20, at Garrett

Sept. 27, Ridgeland-Hardeeville

Oct. 4, at Bishop England

Oct. 11, Woodland

Oct. 18, North Charleston

Oct. 25, Burke

Nov. 1, at Academic Magnet

BEAUFORT HIGH

Aug. 30, Wando

Sept. 6, at Aiken

Sept. 13, at Groves

Sept. 20, at Cane Bay

Sept. 27, at Carolina Forest

Oct. 4, Goose Creek

Oct. 11, Bluffton

Oct. 18, at Summerville

Oct. 25, at Ashley Ridge

Nov. 1, Fort Dorchester

Nov. 8, Colleton County

BLUFFTON

Aug. 23, at Whale Branch

Aug. 30, South Effingham

Sept. 6, A.C. Flora

Sept. 13, Ridgeland-Hardeeville

Sept. 20, James Island

Sept. 27, at Hilton Head High

Oct. 11, at Beaufort High

Oct. 18, Ashley Ridge

Oct. 25, at Fort Dorchester

Nov. 1, at Colleton County

Nov. 8, Summerville

HILTON HEAD HIGH

Aug. 30, at Whale Branch

Sept. 6, at Ridgeland-Hardeeville

Sept. 13, Battery Creek

Sept. 20, Wade Hampton

Sept. 27, Bluffton

Oct. 4, at Stall

Oct. 11, James Island

Oct. 18, at Orangeburg-Wilkinson

Oct. 25, at Hanahan

Nov. 1, Berkeley

RIDGELAND-HARDEEVILLE

Aug. 23, at Savannah Country Day

Sept. 6, Hilton Head High

Sept. 13, at Bluffton

Sept. 20, Burke

Sept. 27, at Battery Creek

Oct. 4, at Academic Magnet

Oct. 11, North Charleston

Oct. 18, at Woodland

Oct. 25, Garrett

Nov. 1, Bishop England

WHALE BRANCH

Aug. 23, Bluffton

Aug. 30, Hilton Head High

Sept. 6, at Battery Creek

Sept. 13, at Wade Hampton

Sept. 20, Denmark-Olar

Sept. 27, at Estill

Oct. 11, Bethune-Bowman

Oct. 18, at Branchville

Oct. 25, at St. John's

Nov. 1, Allendale-Fairfax

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