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High school football in Tennessee is delayed

For those of you interested in the future of high school football in Kentucky, you should take a glance toward our neighbors to the south, where the state of Tennessee delayed the start of football and girls’ soccer.

Tennessee’s governor extended the state’s State of Emergency until August 29, which will push back the beginning of the season for those two high school sports.

A memo sent out Tuesday reads:

We are working with the Governor’s office to ensure that our member schools are in compliance with the executive order in regards to athletic participation and contact sports.

While the Governor’s order is in place, member schools cannot have any competition or scrimmage with other schools and cannot have close contact activities during their fundamental practice in the sports of football, 7-on-7 football, girls soccer, wrestling and basketball.

Based on the extension of the Governor’s order, football and girls’ soccer cannot begin their seasons as originally scheduled. We are in the process of developing regular season and postseason options to present to the TSSAA Board of Control for their consideration. The Board will ultimately make the decision as to how this will impact the postseason and if any adjustments can be made to regular season competition.

This may not impact Kentucky whatsoever, but it’s not the best news as we hope for sports to begin on time.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for High school football in Tennessee is delayed

  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    5:57 pm June 30, 2020 Permalink

    Well, this is eerily similar how the end of last season wound up getting cancelled. One league cancels conference tourney, other leagues take extra measures like delays & such, then all leagues cancel, then March Madness is cancelled.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      6:04 pm June 30, 2020 Permalink

      I forgot to throw the Rudy Gobert thing in there.

  2. T-Town Cat
    9:15 pm June 30, 2020 Permalink

    Does this include college football in Tennessee? If no, why not?

  3. Bluehender
    11:24 pm June 30, 2020 Permalink

    All those knuckleheads who were arguing we should be doing things the way Tennessee is doing them, maybe don’t look so smart now, do they..

  4. Eddiemcwildcat
    4:46 am July 1, 2020 Permalink

    And you got a whole other set of knuckleheads who keep drinking that blue koolaid. Most refer to them as sheep though.

  5. UKgrad80
    8:48 am July 1, 2020 Permalink

    When I was in high school we started the season in September to me that makes more sense. More time for practice and not so damn hot at game time.

  6. satcheluk
    5:16 pm July 1, 2020 Permalink

    A big thank you to all the moron as refusing to wear masks and resisting the medical professionals as being patriotic. TYVM!