SCHSL adjusts calendar for football, tennis, volleyball

schsllogoDue to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Matthew across a large area of the state, the South Carolina High School League has announced changes to the 2016 fall sports calendar.

“The immediate concern is the safety of our coaches, student athletes and their families. 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,” said Jerome Singleton, SCHSL Commissioner.

* Football: The SCHSL has extended the regular season for football to add a Week 11.  All games (varsity and sub-varsity) originally scheduled for this week (Oct. 3rd – 7th), that have been postponed due to evacuations and/or weather may be moved to the week of October 31st – November 4th. Regular scheduled games for weeks 8, 9 and 10 will remain as scheduled.  Additionally, the football playoffs for all classifications will now begin on November 11th, and the State Championships will now be scheduled for December 9th and 10th.

* Volleyball: The Volleyball playoffs in all classifications will begin on October 20th.  Schools have until October 18th to finish their regular season and make up any games that are postponed due to evacuations and/or weather. Region matches take priority over non-region matches and tournaments. Region qualifiers are due to the league office on October 19th by 9:00 am. The Volleyball playoff dates for Class 4A and 5A will begin Oct. 25.

* Girls Tennis: The girls tennis playoffs in Class 4A and 5A will begin on October 20th. Schools have until October 18th to finish their regular season and make up any games that are postponed due to evacuations and/or weather. Region matches take priority over non-region matches and tournaments.  The playoffs for Class $A and %A begin Oct. 24.

No changes have been made to the cross country and girls golf calendars. The SCHSL will continue to monitor the situation and make any necessary adjustments.

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