Fire ants delay SC high school football game (AP)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 08:14

A game in South Carolina was postponed Friday after the referee decided the field was unplayable because of fire ants.

Referee Steve Hook says he found 15 to 20 large active fire ant mounds shortly before the game.

Hook says he was worried about players, coaches and officials. Bruce Hulion with the South Carolina High School League says officials properly handled the safety issue.

The home team, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, tried digging up the ant piles and pouring salt on them before the game was postponed. One fan offered to bring fire-ant poison.

The field was deemed ready Monday night. Calhoun County beat the home team 19-8.


I like how that the referees called off the game because it really hows how much they care for their players.

I really think that they should have played the game because ants are small and really can't hurt you.

I think they should of discussed it amoung the teams and find out if they should play. They should have cheeked to see if the players and field would be able to play.