Storm Disrupts Sports Schedules

BLYTHEWOOD/FAIRFIELD – Last weekend’s storms, which wreaked havoc across the Midlands, also spurred a shuffle in upcoming athletic schedules at area high schools. Football fields are drenched, and with many schools remaining closed throughout the week, no practices have been held.

Blythewood High School has moved Friday’s football region opener at Spring Valley to Monday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. No makeup date was announced at press time for the Blythewood-Westwood volleyball game, originally scheduled for last Tuesday.

Fairfield Central’s long anticipated football showdown with Newberry will not be played Friday. At press time, Athletic Director Terrell Roach said the game was tentatively rescheduled to Saturday, but a kickoff time was not available. A makeup date for last Tuesday’s volleyball match at Newberry was also not available at press time.

Richard Winn Academy saw the biggest schedule changes. While the Eagles will play football Friday at Wardlaw Academy as scheduled, last week’s game at Carolina Academy will now be played on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. The football game at W.W. King Academy, scheduled for Oct. 23, has been cancelled entirely. Last Tuesday’s volleyball match against Ben Lippen has also been scrubbed and will not be rescheduled.

Westwood’s football schedule was still in limbo at press time. The one thing athletic director Jason Powell knew for sure Tuesday night was that this week’s region opener at Lugoff-Elgin would not be played on Friday night.

Readers are encouraged to visit the web pages of individual schools for updates. Changes will also be posted on The Voice’s webpage, www.blythewoodonline.com, as they are received.