Columbia, SC- The Class AA Football State Championship contest previously scheduled for Friday,
December 4, 2020, has been rescheduled. Abbeville High School and Marion High School will
compete for the AA title at Benedict College at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020.
The game was postponed due to a positive Covid-19 test and the recommended quarantine time
for a competing team.
“We expect the AA Championship to be even more exciting due to anticipation has grown and it will
be the final high school football game for the entire state this school year. Both teams have
displayed ideal citizenship and regard for the welfare of their communities and football fans. We are
proud of the leadership taken; it could not have been an easy call to make but we all were in
agreement it was the best call for the health and safety of everyone involved,” states Commissioner
All tickets purchased in advance will be honored at game time.
Another topic discussed during today’s Executive Committee conference call was the possibility to
crown co-champions in the case of another COVID-19 related hindrance prior to December 18,
Motion passed 12-0 to support AA Football Co-Championships if such an incident occurs.
Commissioner Singleton adds, “We are ready for some more football and hope fans continue to
follow the guidelines in place at Benedict College. Masks, social distancing and staying home if signs
of illness are present prior to game time. This is crucial for not only a safer environment, but a fulfilling holiday season.”