High school football season in Kentucky to start Sept. 11


LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) -The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control voted on Tuesday to begin the high school football season on Sept. 11 with a nine-game regular season and five rounds of playoffs.

Here are some key dates for football:

Aug. 24 — Helmet-only practices begin

Sept. 11 — Regular-season play begins (nine-week regular season with week of Nov. 6 open to reschedule a game)

Nov. 13 — First round of playoffs (keeping all five rounds)

Dec. 11-12 — State finals at UK moved ahead one week

Other fall sports, including middle school, can begin practicing Aug. 24 including cross country, volleyball, soccer and field hockey will still be able to play 80% of their regular season games by abiding by the calendar:

Aug. 24 — Light practice

Aug. 31 — Full practice

Sept. 7 — Full competition begins

The Board of Control also moved to limit sporting events to meetings between teams from the state of Kentucky. The exceptions are out-of-state schools that reside in counties that border Kentucky.

There will be a limit on the number of players in uniform to ensure social distancing: cross country 10; field hockey 24; football 60; soccer 24; and volleyball 15.


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