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The South Carolina High School League extended the high school football season by one week Tuesday in response to the more than 90 games that were rescheduled because of Hurricane Florence.

The SCHSL executive committee voted 18-0 to add another week at the end of the regular season, according to The State newspaper.

No. 1 Abbeville was scheduled to travel to No. 1 Hartsville this week, but the game is canceled because of lingering effects of Hurricane Florence, according to head coach Jamie Nickles.

Postponed games can be made up Nov. 2, which means the playoffs will start a week later on Nov. 9. State championship games will be Dec. 7-8.

Only three Lakelands schools did not play their scheduled games last week: Greenwood Christian, Dixie and McCormick.

Dixie and McCormick will take advantage of the Nov. 2 date. McCormick will travel to Eau Claire and Dixie will host Great Falls.

Greenwood Christian is governed by the South Carolina Independent School Association and is not affected by the high school league’s ruling.

The high school league announced there are no schedule changes to competitive cheer, cross country, girls golf, girls tennis, swim and volleyball.

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