KHSAA Pushes Start of Postseason Football Back One Week

The Announcement was made Saturday morning.

Posted: Nov 7, 2020 10:46 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2020 9:03 AM

The KHSAA released a statement saying quote, "The khsaa notified member schools this morning that the start of the football playoffs will be delayed one week in an effort to provide schools and school systems time to review their situations and work with their health departments to determine the best course of action."

The postseason will officially begin the weekend of November 19th-21st.

One Kentucky area coach shared his thoughts on the decision.

"From the KHSAA's standpoint, we just got notice this morning that they were pushing things back for a week to give schools time, an extra week to prepare for the first round, while our state is red. It was just a state decision because most of our state is red and they thought that we would need the extra time to put plans in place of how we're going to be able to complete the playoffs while cases are climbing instead of getting better," said Owensboro Catholic Head Football Coach Jason Morris.

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