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Hurricane Florence's impact has forced South Carolina and Clemson to alter their football schedules. South Carolina's  game against Marshall has been canceled, and Clemson moved the start time of its game against Georgia Southern to Noon on Saturday.

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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster's order for the closure of all state offices and public schools in 26 counties – including Aiken County – has had an effect on the scheduling of several high school sporting events.

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Vote for your favorite performance from Week 3 of the high school football season. The winner will receive a week's worth of Chick-fil-a of Aiken gift cards. The finalist are:

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In the fourth episode of the Aiken Standard's weekly football preview show we discuss this week's slate of games, which features several area teams making the trip to the Midlands. As always, we hand out Game Balls to Week 2's top performers and name the Chick-fil-A Fan Favorite Player of the Week.

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An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.

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The North Augusta Yellow Jackets haven't made things easy the last two Friday nights, but they've found two different ways to come away with wins against their Georgia opponents.

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Aiken Standard sports reporter Kyle Dawson, with the help of some of the area's influential golfer figures, puts together a dream 18-hole golf course made up of some of holes from the area's favorite courses.

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After waiting an extra week to finally kick off its football season, Fox Creek now has a quick turnaround ahead of Thursday night's game at C.A. Johnson.

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In the third episode of the Aiken Standard's weekly football preview show we discuss a big week of games, including the Barnwell, Silver Bluff rivalry matchup. As always, we hand out Game Balls to Week 0's top performers, name the Chick-fil-A Fan Favorite Player of the Week.

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When Rashad Byrd takes the field on Saturday in Georgia Southern's season opener, it'll be an all too familiar feeling for him. The quarterback he and the Eagles defenders will be chasing around is none other than former Strom Thurmond High School quarterback Tyrece Nick.

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It's a rivalry that has created some of the biggest moments in CSRA football. This season's version of the Silver Bluff vs. Barnwell showdown will have a bit of a throwback feel to it.

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There was a slight shake up in the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll after Week 1, but five area schools still remained ranked with two other area teams receiving votes.

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