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BHS sets grid agenda

WINDSOR – Season two gets no easier.

In his second season at the helm of the Bertie Falcons, Willie Roberson knows the schedule that is ahead of him is one that is not for the faint of heart.

&uot;We definitely have a tough schedule facing us this year,&uot; Roberson said. &uot;If you just look at our non-conference schedule with a defending state champion in Rose and a perennial powerhouse in New Bern, you can tell what we’re up against.

&uot;If we are able to survive our non-conference games with no injuries, we should gain some experience that will help us in the conference,&uot; he added.

Bertie will open their non-league slate at home when they host former conference foe James B. Hunt on August 19.

A week later, the Falcons will travel the short trek to Greenville when they visit J.H. Rose High School.

For the following two weeks, Bertie will have home dates as they host New Bern September 2 and South Central September 9.

The final non-conference game will be at Northern Nash on September 16.

BHS will open league play September 23 when Edenton-Holmes pays a visit to Windsor.

The Northeastern Coastal Conference schedule will continue with trips to Pasquotank County High School (September 30) and Northeastern High School (October 7).

Homecoming night for the Falcons will be their October 14 home date with Currituck while the squad will celebrate Senior Night October 21 when First Flight comes to call.

Following an open date October 28, Bertie will travel to archrival Hertford County on November 4.

&uot;We are going to see what we’re made of early,&uot; Roberson said. &uot;We’re going to battle non-conference and hope that we can be healthy and experienced heading into league play.&uot;