Region shake ups to impact Jackets, Predators
The ever-changing climate of the South Carolina High School League will directly impact both North Augusta and Fox Creek High Schools.
Region 5-AAAA will now consist of North Augusta, Irmo, Lexington, River Bluff, South Aiken and White Knoll. River Bluff is a new school opening this month in Lexington.
Traditional rival Aiken will move to Region 5-AAA. Dutch Fork will move to Region 4-AAAA.
Fox Creek is on the move and will be a part of Region 1-A. Calhoun Falls, Dixie, McCormick, Ridge Spring-Monetta (football only), Ware Shoals (all sports except football) and Whitmire (all sports except football) will join them.
In the Predators’ place in Region 4-A will be Calhoun County. Ridge Spring-Monetta’s other sports will also stay put.
Schools have until September to appeal the plan.
Scott Rodgers is the news editor at the North Augusta Star and has been with the paper since January 2013 after previously working at the Aiken Standard. He is a graduate of Alvernia University and currently attends Drexel University.