SCHSL votes 14-2 to move start date of fall sports practices to Aug. 17

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UPDATE: The South Carolina High School League committee voted 14:2 on Wednesday in favor of pushing the start date for practices for fall sports back to August 17.

The original start date of fall sports practices was July 31, but with the uncertainty of in-person schooling due to the coronavirus, the committee believed the added time would allow for more flexibility in the schedule.

Football is scheduled to start September 1, with a shortened season and reduced playoffs. This gives flexibility to push the start of football season to October 2 at the latest, if need be.

A request for suspending in person workouts for pre-season was denied.

The SCHSL will have two more meetings on August 4 and 5. The virus will continued to be tracked to determine if the meeting will be virtual or face-to-face.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) will meet Wednesday to discuss the status of high school football and other fall sports.

High school fall sports are in jeopardy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As start dates draw near, the SCHSL Executive Committee plans to address the unknown.

The league is scheduled to host a Facebook Live at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting is expected to address a number of topics and proposals.

One idea is suggested to move football to the new year. Currently, fall sports are set to begin practice July 31.

The 2020 spring season was cancelled back in April.

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