For the second year in a row, the South Carolina High School League has extended the football season one week.

WIth a vast majority of schools affected by the threat of Hurricane Andrew, the ruling body announced there will be a week 11 with all games scheduled for this week can be moved to the week of Octo ber 31st to November 4th.

This means games scheduled for weeks eight, nine and 10 are unchanged.

What is changed is the playoff schedule which will now start on November 11 with the state championships set for December 9th and 10th, the same week as the North All-Stars battle the South in the annual Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl at Myrtle Beach.

“The immediate concern is the safety of our coaches, student athletes and their families," SCHSL Commissioner Jerome Singleton said in a statement.

"Our primary sense of urgency is for them to be able to focus on their personal well-being and
decision making for the next few days while bracing for the predicted weather conditions.”

Last year, the SCHSL moved the season back in response to the effects of the Columbia Flood and the devastation it caused throughout the Midlands.