McKissick: Summerville won't be shaking hands after games

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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Two weeks after a near-brawl between Stratford's and Summerville's football teams, Summerville head coach John McKissick has said his team will not be shaking hands with opposing teams after games as long as he heads the team.

It's an effort to avoid another altercation after the clock runs out, he said. McKissick said he would prefer the teams to shake hands before the game. West Ashley head coach Robert Marion agreed with the decision.

Summerville faced West Ashley last Friday in prep football and did not shake their hands after the game.

On Sept. 25, a fight broke out while players were shaking hands after the Summerville-Stratford game. The SCHSL handed down punishments the following week, suspending players from both sides for anywhere from one to three games.

Read the story on the fight and its aftermath.

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