Some high school football games will have later start times this week in South Carolina because of extreme heat in the forecast for Friday.
Games that have been moved back from 7:30 to 8 p.m. in the Midlands are South Aiken at Lexington, Crestwood at Gray Collegiate, Westwood at Lower Richland and Mid-Carolina at Chapin. More are expected to change, with at least one game possibly moving to Thursday night.
Several other games around the state also have been moved.
According to National Weather Service’s forecast, the high on Friday is set for 100 degrees with a heat index of 105 degrees. Those readings are forecast to be closer to 92 and 97 around 7 p.m., according to the Weather Service, then 89 and 92 at 8 p.m. The heat index at 9 p.m. will still be around 90.
This Week’s Schedule
8 p.m. starts
Crestwood at Gray Collegiate, 8 p.m.
Mid-Carolina at Chapin, 8 p.m.
South Aiken at Lexington, 8 p.m.
Westwood at Lower Richland, 8 p.m.
No changes yet. 7:30 p.m. start
Andrew Jackson at Fairfield Central
Batesburg-Leesville at Gilbert
Blythewood at Richland Northeast
Brookland-Cayce at Airport
CA Johnson at Trinity Collegiate
Cardinal Newman at Pee Dee Academy
Dreher at AC Flora
Eau Claire at Hunter Kinard-Tyler
Florence Christian at Hammond
Heathwood Hall at Ben Lippen
Lancaster at Irmo
Lugoff-Elgin at Camden
Newberry Academy at Oakbrook Prep
North Central at Hannah-Pamplico
Northside Christian at Greenwood Christian
Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Keenan
Pelion at Columbia
Richard Winn at Laurens Academy
Ridge Spring-Monetta at Saluda
Ridge View at Sumter
River Bluff at Swansea
Spartanburg at Dutch Fork
White Knoll at Spring Valley
WW King at Wardlaw