LOCAL SPORTS

Local prep football games still on for now

BY DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 10/11/18

With all of the local school districts and each of the five South Carolina Independent School Association schools cancelling classes for Thursday because of the remnants of Hurricane Michael expected to come through the area, there will be no …

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LOCAL SPORTS

Local prep football games still on for now

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With all of the local school districts and each of the five South Carolina Independent School Association schools cancelling classes for Thursday because of the remnants of Hurricane Michael expected to come through the area, there will be no athletic activities on Thursday.

However, each of the 11 varsity football games scheduled for Friday are still on, according to the athletic directors at each of the respective schools.

Some of the events scheduled for Thursday were moved up to Wednesday. It remains to be seen what kind of affect, if any, the postponements and cancellations, will have on the state playoffs, which are scheduled to begin in the next couple of weeks.

While the football games are still scheduled for Friday, it remains to be seen if that will be the case after Michael makes it way through. The South Carolina High School League has already added a week to the football season after Hurricane Florence affected schools along the coast in the northeastern part of the state.

Sumter, Crestwood and Lakewood are all scheduled for home games. Sumter will take on Blythewood, while Crestwood will meet Dreher, and Lakewood will play host to Lower Richland.

Wilson Hall is scheduled to go to Columbia and take on Cardinal Newman, while Laurence Manning is at home against Hammond. Robert E. Lee Academy is at home against Carolina, Thomas Sumter Academy travels to Florence to meet The King's Academy, and Clarendon Hall is to play host to Wardlaw.

Manning will be traveling to Pawleys Island to face Waccamaw, Lee Central will go to Kershaw to take on North Central, and East Clarendon will be at home against Kingstree.