The KHSAA is planning on hosting high school football games in the state of Kentucky this fall.
The KHSAA Board of Control voted Tuesday to begin a nine-week high school football season Sept. 11. Typically schools play ten regular season games in 11 weeks, followed by five rounds of playoffs. 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
Jefferson County Public Schools athletic director Jerry Wyman abstained from voting on all matters until the Board of Control meets again prior to the start of the season on August 20.
The Board of Control also moved to limit sporting events to meetings between teams from the state of Kentucky. The exceptions to this rule are out of state schools that reside in counties that border Kentucky. There will also be a cap on the number of players in uniform at each game to ensure social distancing: Cross Country 10; Field Hockey 24; Football 60; Soccer 24; and Volleyball 15.
This post will be updated.