The third annual Dorchester County Showdown is moving across town.
The football jamboree was originally going to be hosted at Summerville’s Memorial Stadium but has been moved to Bagwell Stadium at Fort Dorchester High School because rain has left the field at Memorial Stadium largely saturated with water.
Kickoff for the first scrimmage is still scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and tickets will be available at the gate.
For the second consecutive year, one local team won’t participate in the showdown due to South Carolina High School League sanctions. However, this year’s showdown should still be action packed and will once again benefit Dorchester County Children in Crisis.
“This is a great event that brings people together for some football and to do something for our community,” Summerville High School Athletic Director Brion Rutherford said. “From a football perspective it gives fans the chance to watch teams representing what are in my opinion some of the best programs in the state. Part of the money raised then helps a very worthy organization that does a lot of good. I can’t think of a better way to start the football season.”
The Fort Dorchester varsity team returns to the showdown after being forced to sit out last year’s event. Ashley Ridge and Woodland will also send a varsity squad.
The Summerville varsity is not participating in this year’s event because the high school league limited its preseason activities after Green Wave and Spartanburg players were involved in an on-field tussle during the teams’ season opener for last season on Aug. 18, 2017.
Summerville will send a junior varsity team to this year’s showdown, as will Ashley Ridge and Fort Dorchester.
Advanced tickets for the 2018 Dorchester County Showdown are available for $10 each at www.eventbrite.com. The evening’s action will begin with a scrimmage between the Swamp Fox and Green Wave JV teams. The final scrimmage will pit the Ashley Ridge varsity against the Fort Dorchester varsity.
2018 Dorchester County Showdown Schedule
Summerville (JV) vs. Ashley Ridge (JV)
Summerville (JV) vs. Fort Dorchester (JV)
Woodland vs. Ashley Ridge
Woodland vs. Fort Dorchester
Ashley Ridge vs. Fort Dorchester