'Beast of the Hill' Continues

For the third consecutive summer, North Carolina will host its "Beast of the Hill" Seven-on-Seven Team Camp.

"Our seven-on-seven camp has continued to grow since it began three years ago and we continue to hear from high schools that are interested in attending," Butch Davis said.

The 2010 edition will be held on Friday, July 23. Like last summer, Kenan Stadium, which will be open to all fans, will host the semifinals and finals (which should start around 5 p.m.). Admission is free.

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 squads from within the Tar Heel state, as well as squads from throughout the nation.

"The camp is a great way for each team to learn from our coaching staff, see our facilities and improve their passing game," Davis said. "Our primary goal in all of our camps is to help make each camper a better football player by working on fundamentals and techniques. The team camp offers plenty of competition and each team is guaranteed a minimum of five games."

Last summer, Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville Road, which boasted UNC targets Brandon Pittman and Ryan Mangum, defeated McLeansville (N.C.) Northeast Guilford in the finals to take home the title.

Several other UNC targets were on display during last year's "Beast of the Hill," including Vad Lee, and Tar Heel commitments Eric Ebron and T.J. Thorpe.

Washington (D.C.) Ballou, which had UNC target Jamar Lewter playing tight end, survived a field of 18 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. to win the inaugural "Beast of the Hill" in 2008.


Limited spaces are still available for teams looking to compete in the 2010 event.

Click here for information on registering.

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