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Touchstone Energy Bowl North-South Game sidelined for 2020

Officials with the Touchstone Energy Bowl North-South All-Star Game announced Sunday afternoon this year’s game scheduled for December 12th at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium has been cancelled over issues related to Covid-19. Game directors Keith Richardson and Scott Earley, and Shell Dula, Executive Director of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association, conferred over the weekend …

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Football returns to South Carolina Friday night (AUDIO)

The wait for live football in South Carolina is over. Friday night, all across the state, there will be high school football games played. SCISA will kick off its season with guidelines in place it hopes will protect teams and fans from the Covid-19 virus. The private schools have been practicing for two weeks and …

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SCHSL Executive Committee approves new fall plan (VIDEO)

A new fall sports plan presented by the South Carolina High School League staff to the Executive Committee received unanimous endorsement Wednesday morning. The plan delays the start of full football practice until September 8th with the first games now set for September 25th. The previous plan had practice starting August 17th and the season …

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David Bennett pitches Lexington 1 proposal on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

David Bennett loves football. He proved that through an illustrious coaching career at Catawba College and Coastal Carolina. But his love for the sport does not trump his feelings about what should happen with high school football this fall. The athletics director for Lexington District 1 says Covid-19 makes it too dangerous to play the …

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SCHSL Appellate Panel punts on Lexington One appeal

Given the opportunity Wednesday to set the agenda for the high school sports season in South Carolina, the Appellate Panel of the South Carolina High School League called an audible. The panel voted 5-1 not to make a decision Wednesday on an appeal from Lexington School District One on its proposal to move football and …

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Jerome Singleton joins SportsTalk to discuss SCHSL’s fall sports calendar (AUDIO)

Jerome Singleton, executive director for the South Carolina High School League, joined SportsTalk, Wednesday, to share details on the fall sports calendar proposal approved today by the SCHSL’s executive committee. The proposal, which calls for seven regular season games, sets Week 1 for September 11th. Under this proposal, the playoffs would begin October 30th and …

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SCHSL gives tentative schedule for a football season

On the day the high school authorities in Virginia announce they would not have a football season this fall, the South Carolina High School League approved a plan for teams to start practice, have a season and hold playoffs. However, the plan is tentative due to the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic and dates can …

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SCHSL Executive Director Jerome Singleton on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Jerome Singleton, Executive Director to the South Carolina High School League, joined SportsTalk, Monday, to discuss the potential impact of COVID-19 to the fall sports calendar. Singleton also addressed the specific role the SCHSL will play in determining how member schools will proceed, the timeframe for the next meeting of the executive committee including what …

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Jerome Singleton updates status of high school sports in SC on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

With college football players returning to USC and Clemson this week, and voluntary workouts set to begin next week, can the high schools be far behind? It’s a bit of a trickier deal there because each school district sets it own guidelines when it comes to managing affairs during this time of Covid-19. Thursday night …

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Proposed SCHSL realignment for 2020-2022

Every two years the South Carolina High School League goes thru the painstaking task of realigning the conferences/regions based on enrollment figures. Last week the SCHSL released the proposed realignment to take effect next school year. The top 40 schools were placed in 5A and the next 40 in 4A. For the remaining schools according …

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Sandlappers earn emotional Shrine Bowl victory, 28-17 (AUDIO)

South Carolina rode its defense, running game and timely big plays to a 28-17 victory in the 83rd Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, Saturday. Mr. Football finalists Jalin Hyatt (wide receiver, Dutch Fork) and Rahjai Harris (running back, Byrnes) sparked the Sandlappers to victory. It’s South Carolina’s first win over North Carolina since …

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Sandlappers head coach Dean Boyd likes what he sees from offense during first day of Shrine Bowl practice (AUDIO)

York head coach Dr. Dean Boyd is making preparations to lead the Sandlappers of South Carolina against the Tarheels of North Carolina in Saturday’s Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in Spartanburg. Boyd, a two-time state championship winning coach, joined SportsTalk, Monday, to discuss what he saw from his offense and some key players in the …

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