SCHSL implements Mercy Rule for South Carolina high school football games

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The South Carolina High School League will be using a running clock for the 2022 high school football season. Earlier this week, the SCHSL Executive Committee voted 12-0 in favor of using a running clock when the point spread reaches 42 points at any point in the second half.

Prior to Tuesday’s vote, the so-called Mercy Rule was in the hands of both coaches.

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