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KHSAA Approves Delayed Start to High School Football Season

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

6 Comments for KHSAA Approves Delayed Start to High School Football Season



  1. Newtype
    11:47 am July 28, 2020 Permalink

    Aye we on Sarr watch. Careful with those notifications.



    • UKBigBlueForever
      12:12 pm July 28, 2020 Permalink

      Dang. If there is gonna be HS Football surely there is gonna be college football and basketball. I’m shocked they approved that. I guess it doesn’t mean they can’t revise or cancel still later



  2. RealCatsFan
    12:10 pm July 28, 2020 Permalink

    Hopefully we will be able to get our COVID numbers under control so we can move forward with this. Please wear a mask inside public buildings and try to stay separated, folks. I would really like my kids to be able to play sports – yes, selfish interest, I admit. I also want us to have bars and restaurants open up again soon.



  3. RealCatsFan
    12:54 pm July 28, 2020 Permalink

    Did anyone watch the meeting on YT? I was wondering if they are still going to allow practice / conditioning before the official practice date of Aug 24th. Was anything said about tryouts for the teams?



  4. recliner coach
    1:10 pm July 28, 2020 Permalink

    My son will be on the field but what a horrible image saying too dangerous for kids to be on school property fo attend classes but u can be on school property swapping sweat, snot and spit playing sports



  5. blueblue
    4:43 pm July 28, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t schedule out of state competition? What is Trinity and St X going to do for a football schedule? That’s all they do is play out of state competition!