'Beast of the Hill' is Back

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina's "Beast of the Hill" Seven-on-Seven Passing Tournament returns July 24 with some improvements.

The semifinals and championship games of this year's tournament will now be open to fans and will be held at Kenan Stadium.

The "Beast of the Hill" is a one-day, non-contact camp designed for team passing game development and competition. Participating teams will compete against teams within the Tar Heel State, as well as from throughout the region.

"I would love to think that at North Carolina we have the best seven-on-seven camp on the entire East Coast," Butch Davis said. "We're starting to find out what really fits the high school coaches."

In the inaugural event last summer, 18 schools from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. competed. The winner's trophies went to Washington (D.C.) Ballou and Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley.

Last year's runners-up Richmond (Va.) Hermitage, along with Brandywine (Md.) Gwynn Park, Carrboro (N.C.), Chapel Hill (N.C.) East, McLeansville (N.C.) Northeast Guilford, Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville Road, and Raleigh (N.C.) Sanderson are among the teams already pre-registered for the 2009 tournament.

Fans are encouraged to come out to Kenan Stadium on July 24 to watch the final three games of the tournament. Admission is free - stay tuned for game times.

"We'd like to start getting fans in the stands to watch these high school kids," Davis said.

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Limited spaces are still available for teams looking to compete in the 2009 event. Interested coaches must pre-register their teams before July 20 – no walk-ups will be permitted.

Each participating team is guaranteed at least four games. Click here for more information on pre-registration.


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