The Crescent Construction MLK Bash has undergone another scheduling change.
This time, it was announced Friday the cancellation of all five varsity girls' basketball games planned for Saturday at Brookland-Cayce High School.
"This was a very tough decision to make," he said. "I talked with several local officials for their trusted input. In an attempt to stay consistent with Gov. (Henry) McMaster declaring a state of emergency, we think canceling was our best option, especially with him encouraging motorists to stay off the roads this weekend.
"There's just too much uncertainty, a number of unknowns, and consequently, we'd rather err on the side of remaining safe.
There were originally six girls games planned for Saturday. With teams dropping out due to COVID-19 protocols, it was reduced to five games, highlighted by a Top 10 Class 3A matchup between defending champion W.J. Keenan and Camden.
COVID concerns was the reason behind moving the event from Eau Claire High School gymnasium to an arena like Brookland-Cayce with more room for social distancing. Fans will still be encouraged to wear masks.
"The girls' portion has always been entertaining, which is why we're struggling to cancel. As of now, the boys portion is still on, but we will monitor the weather very closely over the next 48 hours and make a decision that's consistent with choosing safety over sports, while also yielding to the decisions of the different school districts."
A total of six boys games in which eight of the 10 Midlands teams will face each other are scheduled for Monday.
For more information, contact William Hatten at (803) 728-3679.
Cardinal Newman vs. Dreher 10:30 a.m.
Sumter vs. Blythewood noon
Lexington vs. Spring Valley 1:30 p.m.
Ridge View vs. A.C. Flora 3 p.m.
York Prep vs. Irmo 4:30 p.m.
Gray Collegiate vs. W.J. Keenan 6 p.m.