The Battle at the Beach will return to Ocean City's Carey Stadium in August, featuring a headline game between national powers IMG Academy and Bergen Catholic on Thursday, Aug. 29. Last year, IMG Academy played Philadelphia's St. Joseph Prep, winning 17-14 and was broadcast on ESPN. This year's game is likely to be broadcast on ESPN's family of networks. Other games during the opening day will include West Deptford vs. Manchester Township, Mainland vs. Camden, and Ocean City vs. Cinnaminson.

By the Numbers
  • IMG's victory over St. Joseph Prep: 17-14
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State of Play
  • Location for the final two days of the Battle at the Beach is being finalized
  • IMG and Roman Catholic have signed a two-year deal to play at the Battle at the Beach
Bottom Line

The Battle at the Beach is set to showcase a highly anticipated game between IMG Academy and Bergen Catholic, continuing its tradition of bringing together top high school football teams and attracting national attention.