While most of the football games involving Midlands teams are postponed this week, there will be at least some that will go on as scheduled Friday.
As of Wednesday, five games are scheduled to be played Friday – Batesburg-Leesville at Ninety Six, Gray Collegiate at Great Falls, Indian Land at Mid-Carolina, Newberry at Fairfield Central and North Central at Andrew Jackson.
Games postponed Friday likely will take place Monday or Tuesday, assuming teams can get practices in over the weekend. Eau Claire at Keenan and Columbia at Pelion will be moved to Nov. 6 as Class 2A schools were allowed to start the playoffs a week later because there already was an off week between the lower/upper state championships and the state championships.
A South Carolina High School League spokesperson said Wednesday there are no plans to push back games a week for the other classifications.
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The South Carolina Independent Schools Association told its teams if they were unable to play this week that the game could be dropped and not rescheduled. If that happens, SCISA would determine seedings based on one less region game. The playoff determination system would be released at a later date.
SCISA swim meet still on for Saturday
The SCISA state swimming meet will go on as scheduled this weekend in Augusta, Ga.
The SCHSL announced Tuesday the swimming state championships to be held on Saturday at South Carolina will be moved to Oct. 17 because the pool at USC is closed and not operational.
The South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association postponed its elite camps this weekend because of the flooding in the Midlands.
The boys camps will be held Oct. 17 at Keenan, while the girls camp is Oct. 18 at Ridge View. The camps will begin at 9 a.m. each day.
Hammond sophomore girls basketball player Ahlea Myers picked up an offer from Appalachian State this week.
Myers, 5-foot-5, also has offers from Richmond and UNC Wilmington. She averaged 13 points a game last season.
Midlands Football Schedule
A.C. Flora at Chapin, ppd.
Aiken at Airport, ppd., to Oct. 12
Augusta Christian at Heathwood Hall, ppd.
Batesburg-Leesville at Ninety Six
Ben Lippen at Cardinal Newman, ppd.
Blythewood at Spring Valley, ppd, to Oct. 12
C.A. Johnson at McBee, ppd.
Columbia at Pelion, ppd., to Nov. 2-6
Dutch Fork at Ridge View, ppd., Oct. 12
Eau Claire at Keenan, ppd., to Nov. 6
Gilbert at Brookland Cayce, ppd., to Oct. 12
Gray Collegiate at Great Falls
Hammond at Pinewood Prep, ppd.
Indian Land at Mid-Carolina
Irmo at White Knoll, ppd.
Lexington at North Augusta, ppd., to Oct. 12
Lower Richland at Camden, ppd.
Midland Valley at Swansea
Newberry at Fairfield Central
North Central at Andrew Jackson
Richard Winn at Wardlaw, ppd.
Richland Northeast at Dreher, ppd.
South Aiken at River Bluff, ppd.
Westwood at Lugoff-Elgin, ppd., to Oct. 12
Gilbert at Brookland Cayce, 6 p.m.
Dutch Fork at Ridge View, 6:30 p.m.
Lexington at North Augusta, 6:30 p.m.
Blythewood at Spring Valley, 6:30 p.m.
Westwood at Lugoff-Elgin, 7 p.m.
Aiken at Airport, 7 p.m.
Porter-Gaud at Heathwood Hall, 5:30 p.m.