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Ninth-graders set to take center stage

Ninth-graders set to take center stage
November 09
00:00 2017

The stage has been officially set for the 2017 Branded for Knowledge (BFK) Classic.

The tournament designed to give high school freshman an opportunity to play against other schools in the area for bragging rights and the coveted tournament trophy will begin on Saturday, Dec. 2, and the championship game will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Games will be held at Atkins Academic & Technology High School, 3605 Old Greensboro Road, East Forsyth High School, 2500 W. Mountain St. and Glenn High School, 1600 Union Cross Road.

Teams participating in this years’ tournament are: Glenn, East Forsyth, Atkins, RJ Reynolds, Reagan, West Forsyth, Davie County, Mount Tabor, Parkland, North Forsyth, Carver, Winston-Salem Prep, the NC Leadership Academy (NCLA), South Iredell, Northwest Guilford and Page.

According to a press release, teams will be split into two brackets. Glenn, Parkland, Northwest Guilford, Carver, West, Reynolds, NCLA and Mount Tabor will be in the “Branded Bracket.” And Atkins, East, Reagan, North, South Iredell, WS Prep, Page, and Davie will compete in the “Knowledge Bracket.”

The Branded for Knowledge Classic was started by retired special agent and city native Bobby Kimbrough Jr. The BFK Classic is the only tournament in the area exclusive to high school freshman.

For more information on the Branded for Knowledge Classic, contact BFK chief operations officer Denise Smith at 888-239-4775.

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