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COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) - The SCHSL announced Thursday that the Class AA Football State Championship game that had been set for Friday, December 4 has been postponed due to a COVID-19 case.

Officials said Abbeville High School and Marion High School were expected to play for the AA title at Spring Valley High on Friday at 5 p.m.

“While this is a very unfortunate turn of events, we appreciate the school’s decision to practice the safety measures recommended by the Department of Health and Environmental Control,” said SCHSL Commissioner Jerome Singleton in a news release.

Singleton said the Class AA Football Championship will be rescheduled once a venue has been reserved and the teams confirm their ability to compete. All tickets purchased will be honored at the rescheduled game.

Singleton added, “A state championship game is one that forfeiture should be avoided if possible. This scenario affords us the opportunity to adjust our schedule to accommodate the competing schools.”

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