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The impending threat of Hurricane Florence significantly altered the local sports schedule last week, forcing several games to be rescheduled or postponed.
The entire preps slate was washed out alongside the closings of the respective high schools. The S.C. High School League voted Tuesday to make up the missed football games on Nov. 2, marking the third time in four years the regular season has been extended due to weather. The S.C. Independent School Association has no plans to make up the football games missed in its league, despite potential region and playoff implications. There are currently no plans to extend the seasons of other fall sports.
The football game between The Citadel and Charleston Southern scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday has been postponed. The teams have agreed to reschedule Saturday's postponed game until Nov. 29 at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The game is contingent on neither team qualifying for the FCS playoffs.
"First off, this is a very unfortunate situation," said The Citadel director of athletics Mike Capaccio. "After the governor issued the mandatory evacuation of the coast, The Citadel reviewed options to relocate the game for this weekend. However, it was appropriate to keep the main focus on ensuring the safety of all parties that would be involved with trying to play the game this weekend.
"We are very thankful for the administration over at Charleston Southern for working with us to come up with a suitable make-up date. We both feel that it is very important to play the game."
"The CSU vs. Citadel game is a very important game for both schools and I'm grateful that a suitable date could be found," said CSU director of athletics Jeff Barber. "Playing this game on a Thursday night will be special and we appreciate the spirit of camaraderie that allowed this to occur."
The game is the first of a four-game series between the two schools.
The Citadel women's soccer game and cross country meet will not be made up, but the volleyball match at Winthrop will be made up at a later date, although a date and time have not been determined. The alumni soccer game that was originally scheduled in conjunction with the home soccer game against Jacksonville is also postponed and may be made up at a later date.
The Charleston Battery's match against the Charlotte Independence has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19. The game was originally scheduled to be played Saturday, Sept. 15.
Tickets for the originally scheduled match day can be redeemed at any of the Battery's final three regular season home games: Sept. 19 vs. Charlotte Independence, Sept. 26 vs. North Carolina FC, or Sept. 29 vs. Toronto FC II.
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