Outbreak of Fire Ants Postpones High School Football Game

South Carolina has long been a breeding ground for fire ants - nasty 1/4-inch-long creatures with reddish-brown heads and blackish-brown ends whose painful stings leave white pustules on skin and cause allergic reactions. So who can blame high school football referee Steve Hook for postponing last Friday's game between Calhoun County High and Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High in Neeses, S.C., after he discovered 15 to 20 large and active fire ant mounds on the field shortly before kickoff?

Hook told the four steps to fighting fire ants.)

The field was deemed safe and ready for play Monday night, as Calhoun County beat Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, 19-8.

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