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Fate of SCHSL depends on rule changes

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The fate of the S.C. High School League appears to depend on whether members approve a series of athletics rules changes at its annual meeting.

After Goose Creek High School was disqualified from the playoffs last year, lawmakers proposed three bills that would switch regulation of athletics from the independent high school league to the S.C. Department of Education.

A hearing on one of the two Senate bills drew an overflow crowd to the State House on Wednesday.

The Senate panel did not vote on the bill to see how the high school league's legislative assembly votes on creating an appeals board, widening geographical representation on its executive committee and establishing lesser penalties for eligibility violations other than forfeiting games.

A bill ending the high school league reached the House floor last month, but debate was suspended until Monday -- after the assembly meets in Charleston.

The Senate panel heard from Goose Creek head football coach Chuck Reedy, whose undefeated team was disqualified in the state playoffs last year after the school learned one of its players ineligible.

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