Southside to start season at Rosewood
By By KEVIN TRAVIS. Sports Editor
CHOCOWINITY — Southside will begin its 2007 season with a new head coach.
DeWayne Kellum, a three-time Daily News Coach of the Year who twice led his team to the state championship game, resigned after an eight-year run.
After a bye week to start the season, the Seahawks will begin play Aug. 24 at Rosewood. The Seahawks took a 20-7 win over the Eagles last season.
Southside, 7-5 a year ago, plays its home opener Aug. 31 against Pamlico. The Hawks, a Class 1-A member of the Atlantic Conference, will be looking for some revenge against the Hurricanes, a member of the Coastal Plains Conference, after falling 14-6 to Pamlico last year.
Following a bye on Sept. 7, Southside welcomes Edenton-Holmes into town on Sept. 14. The Aces, a 2-A member of the NE Coastal Conference, and Seahawks did not play in 2006.
The Seahawks will visit Camden on Sept. 21. The Bruins, a member of the Albemarle Conference, rolled to a 45-21 win in 2006.
Southside will then play host to Manteo, another Albemarle Conference team, on Sept. 28. The Hurricanes picked up a 35-6 victory last season.
The Hawks are on the road the next two Fridays against a pair of Albemarle Conference teams, facing Plymouth on Oct. 5 and Perquimans on Oct. 12. Southside lost to the Vikings 34-12 last year, while cruising to a 41-6 victory over the Pirates.
Southside battles its fellow Atlantic Conference teams in the final three weeks of the regular season. It starts Oct. 19 at home against the Roanoke Redskins, whom Southside beat 21-0 last year.
Southside visits Williamston on Oct. 26. The Hawks took an 18-3 victory over the Tigers a year ago.
Southside caps off the regular season Nov. 2 at home against Northside in the annual Anchor Bowl. The Seahawks soared to a 27-8 victory last year.