Cougars News · Middle School Football information

North Charleston High School will begin offering middle school football in August of 2019.


CCSD Middle School Football League Information for students zoned for North Charleston High School

  1. Contact Information:

Athletic Director: Raymond Knauer:; office 843.745.7140 x66485

Head Varsity Coach: Devon Smalls:

North Charleston High School Main Line: 843.745.7140


  1. High Schools Currently Planning on Fielding Teams:

RB Stall, North Charleston, Military Magnet, Baptist Hill, Wando, James Island, West Ashley, & St. John’s


  1. Site of Games:

Game will be played on Wednesday nights at rotating locations: James Island High School, Wando High School & West Ashley High School. Admission will be $6 for each game.


  1. Practice Location:

North Charleston High School’s practice field (Jenkins Avenue & Garco Street) at 6:30 pm starting August 5th.


  1. Equipment:

CCSD and NCHS will provide all protective equipment for players to use during the season. All equipment must be returned at the end of the season or the athlete will be charged for replacing it.


  1. Requirements to Play:

CCSD is following all SCHSL guidelines for middle school football. Students must provide an end-of-year report card showing a passing average (60) for the previous school year, have a completed physical form dated after April 1, 2019, and meet residency requirements of living in the attendance zone of the high school for which you are playing.


  1. Grades/ages that can compete:

Students who will be in the seventh, eighth or ninth grade during the 2019-2020 school year. No players in 7th-8th grade can have turned 15 before July 1st; no players in 9th grade can have turned 16 before July 1st.


  1. Will there be an Athletic Trainer on site?:

All schools employ a certified athletic trainer. NCHS is provided a trainer through Roper St. Francis: Jaclyn Cachiaras


  1. Places to get physicals:

Any family doctor or walk-in clinic can perform an athletic physical. Doctor’s Care is currently running a discount on athletic physicals for $15 through July 31, 2019.


  1. Fees:

$50 for athletic Insurance through CCSD (mandatory of all student-athletes [even if the child has insurance through another provider]).