SCHSL extends regular season for weather changes

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COLUMBIA – The South Carolina High School League is extending the high school football regular season to accommodate changes resulting from Hurricane Matthew this week.

This means that teams can reschedule their games to the week of Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 if they choose. This applies only to games originally scheduled for Oct. 3-7. All other regular season games will remain as scheduled.

The playoffs for all classifications will now begin Nov. 11, and state championships for all classifications will be played Dec. 9-10.

“The immediate concern is the safety of our coaches, student athletes and their families,” SCHSL commissioner Jerome Singleton said in a release. “Our primary sense of urgency is for them to be able to focus on their personal well-being and decision making for the next few days while bracing for the predicted weather conditions.”

For a list of the latest changes affecting teams in the Blitz area click here.