NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - If you watched the Clemson-Carolina game with baited breath on Saturday, you need not have. Students at the Charleston County School of the Arts predicted the winner before Thanksgiving.
For the past five years, the school's eighth graders build spirit chains as a fundraiser to provide students the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. And each year the school has done the event, the length of the chains has determined the game's winner long before the first snap is taken.
But the outcome is surprising, in that the longer of the two chains has lost the match-up. This year, the Clemson chain had more links in it, and Carolina ran away with the game. Teachers at the school thought after three years the outcome was a coincidence, but now believe the chains' powers are a phenomenon.
Students have the opportunity to win prizes buy buying links for the chain of their choice. Students at the School of the Arts will visit the nation's capital at the end of the school year. Money raised from the spirit chain event will be used to help students who might not be able to otherwise make the trip get to D.C.