Clinton football season extended
Clinton and Woodruff will not play varsity football in a region season-ending game on Oct. 28.
Instead, because Hurricane Matthew caused the SC High School League to extend the season a week, Clinton-Woodruff will be played a week later - Nov. 4. The playoffs also are being moved back a week for their beginning date.
Clinton will have a bye week on Oct. 28. The Red Devils play at Newberry TONIGHT, then will host Broome Oct. 21 in the Veterans Night game at Wilder Stadium. Then comes the bye week, and the game hosting Woodruff on Friday, Nov. 4. All game times are 7:30 pm.
Clinton and Woodruff (along with Chapman and Newberry) are tied at 1-1 in Region 3 Class 3A play. Broome is 2-0 in the region, and Mid-Carolina is 0-2.
Last week, Clinton defeated Mid-Carolina, 45-7, and Woodruff defeated Chapman, 44-42 (Newberry lost to Broome, 31-21).
With the re-schedule, Senior Night for the Red Devils now will be NOV. 4th. This does not affect JV football - the junior Red Devils will travel to Woodruff on Oct. 27, as scheduled.
PRESS RELEASE ON SC HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE WEBSITE:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Columbia, SC - The South Carolina High School League Executive Committee met today and the following decisions regarding the 2016 football season were made in the best interest of the membership and those affected by Hurricane Matthew:
~ Regular season must be completed by November 11; ~ All playoff seeds due November 12 ~ Week 7 games that were postponed will play Week 11 (Nov 4)
*This only applies to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew.
~ Week 8 games that were postponed will play Week 12 (Nov 11)
*This only applies to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. ~ State Football Finals are December 16 and 17; same venues and times.
“The special called Executive Committee meeting was an effort to stay on top of this matter, if not, ahead of things to come. We are being proactive and continuously seeking ways to better serve the membership as a whole. Hurricane Matthew and the aftermath has placed some obstacles in our way, but we have discovered the schools unaffected by the storm have been extremely supportive of the schools experiencing enormous distress. This was no surprise but a welcomed realization as we worked toward a solution to complete the 2016 fall sports season,” states SCHSL Commissioner Jerome Singleton.
~ Volleyball State Finals will be November 12 at Dutch Fork High (previously scheduled for River Bluff High)
~ Girls Tennis Finals will be November 12 at Cayce Tennis Center. Girls Tennis Singles will be Nov 14- 15 at Cayce Tennis Center.
~ The next scheduled Student Leadership Summit will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at Newberry College. Columbia College will be the host facility for the December 14 summit. The application is located at www.schsl.org under the AD Notebook.
~ Swim State Finals will be this weekend, October 14/15, at the USC Natatorium. Details are located at www.schsl.org #SCSPLASH #SWIM16 #MyReasonWhy
~ The “Living Clean SC” joint Palmetto Pride initiative has been extended one week due to the weather issues and aftermath. Please contact our office or your athletic director for details.