DeseretNews.com Staff – Deseret schools in the Greenville County area will be closing during the summer after a series of high school shootings.
The Deseret Schools Department of Public Health said Monday that its mission includes the following:• Deseret High School in Greenville, located about two miles east of Salt Lake City, will be shutting down at the end of August to allow the school district to complete its annual summer program.• Greenville High School will close Aug. 31 and reopen Aug. 3.• The Greenville Junior High School, located in Greenburg, will close Sept. 1 and reopen Sept. 2.• Cedar Hills High School and the Cedar Hills Senior High School are scheduled to close Aug 25 and reopen June 1.• Salt Lake Valley High School is scheduled to open Aug. 28 and close Aug 2.
Schools in the western Deseret Hills will remain open.
Deseret News staff contributed to this report.
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The greenville County Football team will host the 2017 NFL season opener at 5 p.m.
Sunday in Charlotte, NC.
The team was ranked No. 3 in the country.
The Panthers had a 10-0 lead heading into the final play of the fourth quarter against the Greenville County Wildcats in the championship game of the 2016 season.
The Wildcats tied the score at 7 with a field goal and were up 24-20.
The Greenville Football team had a 1-0 deficit at halftime and had to punt the ball to the Tennessee Titans for a score.
However, the ball bounced back off the back of the end zone and hit the back side of the goalpost and bounced into the stands.
The Tennessee Titans scored three unanswered points to go up 30-24 and tie the game.
The Greenville team was able to put up 24 unanswered points and eventually pull off a stunning comeback victory in the game, ending up with the title.
The Titans lost in overtime and missed the playoffs.
The team was officially renamed the Greenfield County Wildcats this season and will travel to Charlotte for the 2017 season opener.