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Marauders Fall in Season Opener

Myrtle Beach, SC – The Myrtle Beach Prep Marauders kicked off the 2020 season unfortunately falling to the Jireh Prep Warriors 24-0. After completing their preseason camp the Marauders went into the event looking to put it all together and show the new direction of the program.

As the game started the Marauders came out of the gates on offense ready to get the season started. Unfortunately, the Marauders struggled to gain solid footing during the first half as the Jireh Prep defense was able to get pressure on key plays and turn the offense away. The Marauders’ defense, however, was there to picked up the slack and held the Warriors to only a field goal as the first half came to an end. The struggles of the offense made things difficult for the defense as conditioning became the biggest issue as the game continued. The defense spent a large amount of time on the field as the second half continued and the Warriors were eventually able to break through with 3 TD leaving the final score at 24-0. When asked what he thought of the result, Head Coach Brandon Ikard stated, “I feel like we have a lot of growth left to do. There were some highlights today with our defense being very dominate at times. Now it’s just a matter of getting the offense rolling and putting it all together. We will go back to the drawing board as a staff this week and have our guys ready to go for our next game”.

The Marauders will not have to wait long to get back on the field as they will play at home again this weekend against AHOP Leadership Academy. Come out and support your Myrtle Beach Prep Marauders this Saturday, August 29th, at 4:25 PM as they take on AHOP Christian. To accommodate state regulations the gates will open at 3:00 PM and tickets are again limited with no walk-up tickets guaranteed.

For more information about tickets, sponsorship opportunities, donations, or just to learn more about our program contact us by phone at (843) 486-8460 or through out web-site:

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Myrtle Beach Prep Academy provides a second chance

MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) – While much of the sports world’s attention is on college football, many fans often forget about the in-between. The programs that close the gap between high school and college athletics. Myrtle Beach Prep Academy was founded in 2018, and serves as a second chance for post-graduates. “With the prep world it gets some of the kids who slipped through the cracks,” said Head Coach Brandon Ikard. The Marauders’ roster is made-up for 30 players, including eight Horry County products.

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2020 Ticket Sales Update

Myrtle Beach, SC – Due to the current Executive Order the Myrtle Beach Prep Marauders will only be allowed to have limited capacity at all of their scheduled home games.

The organization is currently working to set up an online viewing service for those who are unable to attend, but currently that process has yet to have completed. So with current governmental restrictions regarding attendance the program is strongly encouraging everyone to pre-order their tickets as soon as possible. The Marauders understand that with the rules and regulations that they are to follow due to Covid-19 policies and procedures they cannot guarantee there will be walk-up tickets available.

As a sign of understand they Marauders have extended their discounted online pricing through the season. All single game tickets are sold at $9.00 and you information will be placed at “Will Call”. This process will allow for seamless entrance to the game and will only require the purchasing individual to have their ID. So, please head over and get your Marauder tickets before they all sell out.


Myrtle Beach, SC – Single-game tickets for the Myrtle Beach Prep Marauders’ upcoming season are now on sale as the schedule has been confirmed and all games are set to continue.

An initial allotment of 250 tickets for each game will be made available to the general public at a discounted rate for as long as they last or until July 31, 2020.

The Marauders have also implemented a “Season Pass” program for those looking to attend all games and supports the Marauders. The “Season Pass” campaign, being new, is rolling out in a simple form this year. There will be 100 of the “Season Pass” memberships available immediately. As an added bonus to the program when fans purchase the “Season Pass” they will also receive a Marauders tee-shirt to wear to the games and show their support.

Tickets can be purchased primarily online via Fans looking for additional information on single-game ticket sales or season ticket sales – or those who or would like to request tickets by phone – can call the Marauders’ office at 843-486-8460 (ext 1) during normal business hours.

“The schedule release this year has generates incredible excitement for not only our players but also many of our fans,” Marauders Head Coach Brandon Ikard stated. “We have high hopes that it sparks some of the highest demand we see all year for tickets. We are discounting the tickets so now is the time for fans to lock in their tickets to be part of those special moments this season.”

Myrtle Beach Prep’s 2020 regular season home schedule features the following games:

  • Jireh Prep Warriors
  • AHOP Christian Leadership Academy
  • Louisburg College Hurricanes
  • UNC Greensboro Spartans
  • Gordon’s Sports Academy Panthers

2020 Schedule

Myrtle Beach, SC – The 2020 schedule features 11 regular-season games ending with a big battle in our final season game with nationally known IMG Academy. #CULTUREWINS

Jireh Prep – HOME August 22 @ 4:25PM

AHOP Christian Academy (FAMILY DAY) – HOME August 29 @ 4:25PM

Louisburg College (KICK-OFF CLASSIC) – Home September 5 @ 1:55PM

Greensboro College – AWAY September 13 @ 1:00PM

Fork Union Military Academy – HOME September 19 @ 1:30PM

UNC Greensboro (RECRUIT WEEKEND) – HOME September 26 @ 1:55PM

Louisburg College – AWAY October 4 @ 1:00PM

Georgia Knights Prep Academy – AWAY October 11 @ 3:30PM

Hocking College – AWAY October 18 @ 1:00PM

Palmetto Prep Academy – AWAY October 25 @ 2:00PM

IMG Academy – AWAY November 21 @ TBA

2020 NLI Signings

Myrtle Beach, SC – As National Signing Day has passed the Marauders are proud to announce the following players have signed and will attend Myrtle Beach Prep this fall semester.

Congratulation to these athletes on their decision and being apart of something special as they have become one of a select few.

QB – Corey Speights Jr. – Stall High School – SC

RB – Rayshad Feaster – Myrtle Beach High School – SC

WR – Brennon Nichols – Cane Bay High School – SC

WR – James Alston – Waccamaw High School – SC

LB – Joseph Sloan – Belton Honea Path High School – SC

LB – Jirone Parker – Myrtle Beach High School – SC

OL – Kobie Ellison – Brooklyn-Cayce High School – SC

DL – Donovan Pugh – Rose High School – NC

DL – Shamarr Jackson – Loris High School – SC

DL – London Tillmon – Brooklyn-Cayce High School – SC

DB – JJ Dent – Myrtle Beach High School – SC

DB – Jashaune Lowe – Rose High School – NC

DB – Herman Alford – Corinth Holders High School – NC

Showcase Follow-Up

Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Prep hosted a successful Prospect Showcase this past Saturday. The even was organized to allow unsigned seniors the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of the staff and potentially earn an offer to participate in the Myrtle Beach Prep Program.

The event brought athletes from all over South Carolina, North Carolina, and even as far as Washington, D.C. With all looking for an opportunity. When asked how he felt the event went Head Coach Brandon Ikard stated, “I feel that it was a success. Our main goal is to give these guys the chance to earn an education and still work towards earning a scholarship to a 4 year institution. We did offer and sign some big talent for next season but will allow those guys to announce their decision in their own time.”

Prospect Showcase Registration

Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Prep will be hosting a Prospect Showcase on January 25th. This is an opportunity for unsigned and other athletes that are not offered currently to display their talents and possibly earn an offer from Myrtle Beach Prep.

The event will start with athletes signing in between at 9:30 and 10:15 AM. If planning to attend the showcase the program does require athletes to register using the form below. The event is absolutely free with no cost to any athletes wishing to attend this event. The program feels that this will be a great opportunity to have athletes and parents attend to gather more information as well as display their talent.

Campus Visit Planned

Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Prep has planned its first visit/open house opportunity of the new year. The Marauders want to invite all potential athletes to attend on January 11th 2020 as they prepare to allow all athletes the opportunity to see the facilities, meet the staff, and most importantly see if Myrtle Beach Prep is the place for you next year. This is a chance for those looking to obtain more information about the program to not only get information but see where they will live and even more.

The event will start with with everyone meeting at Doug Shaw Stadium at 10:00 AM. This starting point will all the Marauders show recruits their home field and then continue with the visit as they are shown other locations viable to the teams success. They will also be able to gather the much needed information about the program and organization.

We did asked Coach Ikard about the main reason that the Marauders are planning the visits and to be so open with their process this year for not only athletes but their parents. He told us that, “As we enter our second year as a program we are striving to continually work towards building a program of integrity and one that developments young men. With those goals we want to be at the forefront of helping young men fulfill their dreams in a manner that their families are comfortable. Our program is built to be a two way street. We want success for all young athletes whether they choose our program or not. Honest with the family and the athletes themselves is important to us here at Myrtle Beach Prep.”

The visit will not only will athletes finally be able to put a face, Coach Ikard, to a voice, but they will also have the opportunity to meet other members of the Myrtle Beach Prep staff. These members include, but are not limited to, Harold Kane, Joe Brondhaver, and Rob Conroy.

To allow for accurate planning for the event we ask for all athletes who plan to attend to please us know via the bellow form: