No Shrine Bowl Game, again

The Shrine Bowl is off for another season

For the second straight football season, The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas will not be played due to Covid-related concerns. The organization issued a statement Thursday night stating that at a meeting earlier in the day, its board of governors voted not to stage the game scheduled for December 18th at Wofford College.

Game chairman Ronnie Blount said Shrine Bowl officials have been monitoring the impact of Covid on the high school football seasons in North and South Carolina, and the governors voted unanimously not to hold the game.

“With the Pandemic continuing to evolve, the current circumstances, and the monumental efforts required in safely preparing for Shrine Bowl Week in Spartanburg, and playing the game, are those that the Board feels we cannot achieve in the best interest of everyone at this time,” Blount said. “In short, if we are not able to produce a great quality game as we have done for 83 years and provide the best game environment possible for our sponsors, players, coaches, staff, medical personnel and patrons, then we should not play the game this year.”

South Carolina’s other high school all-star game, The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives North-South Game slated for Myrtle Beach December 11th, remains on go at this point. That game also was cancelled last season for Covid related issues.

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