Feb 8, 2013
Lee County head football coach Burton Cates has another title this year – head coach of North Carolina's Shrine Bowl team.
Cates was selected to lead the Tar Heels in the annual all-star game that puts some of North Carolina's top seniors up against their counterparts from South Carolina.
In 2009, Cates came to Lee County from Eastern Randolph, where he coached in three state championships, winning one. He has compiled an overall career record of 260-104.
Randy Raper, who left Hunt after last season to take over the program at Northern Nash, will be one of the assistant coaches for Cates. He is also the head coach of the East team in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game this July.
Other assistants include Robert Cody (Plymouth), Mark Little (West Columbus), Darryl Brown (Southern Guilford), Blair Hardin (Porter Ridge), and Phil Tate (South Point).
Shrine Bowl combines for seniors interested in playing in the Shrine Bowl begin next month.
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