South Carolina has gotten ahead of the game, as the South Carolina High School League has voted to go full steam ahead on spring workouts for fall sports.
And the vote was a 15-0 blowout in favor of starting those workouts May 1, as relayed by the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Post and Courier. The vote also occurred “despite a recommendation from league staff not to do so,” per the report.
This is news because the SCHSL hasn’t allowed open season workouts since the COVID-19 pandemic became a thing in the U.S. last March.
“Despite initial pushback from SCHSL Commissioner Jerome Singleton, representatives from each of the five classifications in the state were strongly in favor of having open season for fall athletics, as well as others on the committee,” the Post and Courier reported.
Overall, it’s a promising start to the fall sports season and given this particular vote, perhaps more state high school sports governing bodies with follow suit.