Weather concerns alter SC high school football schedule. Here are the changes so far

Jeff Blake/jblake@thestate.com

The threat of bad weather associated with Hurricane Ian is forcing high school football teams in South Carolina to adjust to this week’s game schedule.

Some games across the Midlands and rest of the state already have be moved to either Wednesday or Thursday because of the weather forecast for the state Friday.

Several other schools are meeting Monday and plan to announce their plans for sports scheduling throughout the day.

Ian is expected to grow in intensity as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico, with the latest landfall projection early Friday morning along the western coast of Florida. The Carolinas will at least see tropical storm force winds (39-74 mph) from Ian, according to the forecast.

It was unclear whether Ian will have an affect on college football games in the Palmetto State. The South Carolina and Clemson football teams are home Saturday, with the Gamecocks hosting S.C. State at noon and the Tigers hosting N.C. State at 7:30 p.m. ESPN “College GameDay” will broadcast its show on Saturday from Clemson beginning at 9 a.m.

USC coach Shane Beamer said Sunday that he hadn’t had any discussions with school administrators about the storm.

There’s a 50% chance of rain in Columbia on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

New high school football schedule

A list of known games that have been moved this week because of Hurricane Ian

Wednesday

Cardinal Newman at John Paul II, 6:30 p.m.

Bluffton at Hilton Head Island, 7 p.m.

Lucy Beckham at May River, 7:30 p.m.

Stratford at Summerville, 7:30 p.m.

St. James at Conway, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Chesnee at Landrum, 7 p.m.

Pelion at Saluda, 7 p.m.

Ridge-Spring Monetta at Denmark Olar, 7 p.m.

CA Johnson at Lewisville, 7:30 p.m.

Dorman at Boiling Springs, 7:30 p.m.

Irmo at Richland Northeast, 7:30 p.m.

Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View, 7:30 p.m.

South Florence at Hartsville, 7:30 p.m.