SCHSL pushes back football season 1 week due to Florence

SCHSL pushes back football season 1 week due to Florence

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - For the 3rd time in 4 seasons, the South Carolina High School League has pushed back the regular season of football by 1 week after dozens of teams were unable to play last Friday night due to Hurricane Florence.

The Executive Committee voted 18-0 to the extension on Tuesday morning.

The decision means the state title games will be moved back to the 1st weekend in December.

More than 50 games were postponed last Friday night due to the threat of the Hurricane including a blockbuster matchup in the Lowcountry with Fort Dorchester visiting Berkeley. Those schools will now face each other the week before the playoffs will begin.

This move has become common over the last several years. In 2015, the SCHSL moved the season back 1 week due to the 1,000 Year Flood. In 2016, there was a 2 week extension due to Hurricane Matthew.