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Kentucky High School Fall Sports will Begin as Planned Next Week

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 © @IzayahCummings

The KHSAA has handed out its stamp of approval for the fall sports season to continue as planned.

By a vote of 16-2, the KHSAA Board of Control moved Thursday to give fall sports the green light by beginning practices next week on Aug. 24. A nine-week high school football season will kick off Sept. 11, according to the plan that was previously established last month. A look at the calendar for Kentucky High School Football in the fall of 2020:

Aug. 24 — Helmet-only practices begin
Sept. 11 — Regular-season play begins (nine-week regular season)
Nov. 13 — First round of playoffs (keeping all five rounds)
Dec. 11-12 — State finals at UK moved ahead one week

Other fall sports are also set to begin practicing Aug. 24. Cross country, volleyball, soccer and field hockey will still be able to play 80% of their regular season games by abiding by the following calendar:

Aug. 24 — Light practice (six hours per week)
Aug. 31 — Full practice
Sept. 7 — Full competition begins

The Board of Control considered two options that would delay the start of football season two weeks to Sept. 28, the date Governor Andy Beshear recommended for schools to return to in-person classes. The rural vs. urban divide determined how the votes were cast, with representatives from Kentucky’s largest cities voting in favor of delaying the start of the fall sports season. Ultimately, they lost by a wide margin in each vote, paving the way for the season to start according to plan.

Individual school districts still have the option to delay the start of their season. If Jerry Wyman and Marlon Miller, the only two votes against beginning athletic activities next week, choose to withhold Louisville public schools from competition, they can. The governor, department of education and state health officials must also approve the KHSAA’s plan. Once approved, this is the complete calendar for fall sports.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 Comments for Kentucky High School Fall Sports will Begin as Planned Next Week

  1. east-ky-boy
    12:56 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

    Still has to be approved by the governor and we know how that may go! I hope it stands

    • RealCatsFan
      1:35 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

      Governor and/or health department.

  2. jwhit80
    1:52 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

    Dictator Andy won’t like this.

  3. Megan
    2:48 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

    And this was approved by medical experts as safe? When the state doesn’t have the outbreak under control, when testing is far from sufficient? Not one county in this state has met the medical guidelines for reopening. Not one. It’s amazing what humans can talk themselves into. We’re just going to pretend we can carry on with some sense of normalcy like we’re not in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century. The results are entirely foreseeable.

    • cats646
      3:12 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

      “Worst pandemic in a century”- 98% survival rate. Lol. It’s a mild flu. Play ball!

    • light my fire
      4:40 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

      God it must be a sad life a lib lives. If the Gov cared he would shut down flea markets, youth baseball and softball, AAU, travel ball and the DERBY.

      When people die from cancer then stop putting down as Covid-19 too.

      He is just following the Dems concerted plan to destroy life until November.

    • mashman 93
      4:45 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

      My god lady if you’re that scared stay the hell in. You say the same thing every day.

    • Bluebird
      4:52 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

      We ALL say the same thing everyday. You just said the same thing, too.

      (Dems do hate life, though. Life killed my father, and I’ve never forgiven it. My mother was murdered by wingdingery.)

    • east-ky-boy
      4:54 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

      Liberals lol

    • east-ky-boy
      4:55 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

      Not sure if ya know this but not everything the media says is real

  4. light my fire
    5:06 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

    Sheep, they are all sheep.

  5. light my fire
    5:06 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

    Sheep, they are all sheep.

  6. BlueCat22
    5:10 pm August 20, 2020 Permalink

    Agree with you Megan