By CT McDonald


Dutch Fork defeated Boiling Springs last week in varsity football, but it could take a while to get back on the field for the next game because of events related to Hurricane Florence.

That includes school closings in many South Carolina counties in an effort to better manage storm-related efforts, including citizens’ safety. All school-related events and activities, including athletics, are postponed or canceled, with rescheduling yet to take place at this early point in the process.

So it may take a little longer for Dutch Fork to play host to Blythewood, as scheduled for this Friday, but the home game against Northwestern next week could be a better bet — if recovery from the storm goes well after it passes.

The Silver Foxes improved to 3-0 with last week’s varsity football 63-7 win at Boiling Springs, which marked the first time this season that an opponent has scored against the Foxes.

When games resume — and looking beyond this week’s originally scheduled non-region game virus Blythewood and next week’s game against Northwestern — the Silver Foxes will start Region 5-5A competition when they play host to District Five rival Chapin (3-0) on September 28, with the Eagles now competing as a 5A program in Region 5.

Stay in touch with local informational sources, including various websites, for developing news about athletic events and all things related to the storm.