High School Sports

Beaufort, Hilton Head Island will play canceled football games

As a result of the South Carolina High School League's decision Tuesday to adjust its high school football postseason as a result of flooding across the state, Region 8-AAA athletics directors Wednesday voted to add canceled games back into the schedule.

As a result, Beaufort's game at Berkeley and Hilton Head Island's home game against Hanahan will be played Nov. 6.

"I think they finally got it together and did the right thing," Hilton Head Island High School athletics director Joe Monmonier said. "We were asking for this two weeks ago. Obviously, there were places around the state that had it worse than we did, that were affected a lot more than us. But it is what it is, and what matters is they did the right thing, I believe."

Monmonier said that since the larger classification schools will play 10 games like everyone else in the future, the potential may be there to build a bye week into the schedule between the regular season and the playoffs give the league and schools more leeway when weather affects the season like it has this year.

"I don't think it would be that difficult to do," Monmonier said.

The Class 1-A, 2-A and 3-A playoffs will begin Nov. 13 and 4-A playoffs Nov. 20. With the move, the Class 1-A state championships will be Dec. 4 and 2-A on Dec. 5. The Class 3-A and 4-A state championships are the following weekend, Dec. 12.

Girls tennis and volleyball playoffs have also been moved back a week to Nov. 14.

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