Kentucky High School Sports To Remain On Schedule Despite In-Person Classes Delay

Kentucky High School Athletic Association has voted to stay on current schedule for sports to begin in the Fall.

Posted: Aug 20, 2020 11:00 AM
Updated: Aug 20, 2020 3:33 PM

High School sports in Kentucky will begin before most in-person classes will following an important vote Thursday morning.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control voted 16-2 in favor of Option 1 for Fall Sports, which is the current sports schedule in place that was voted in last month.

This includes practices for sports to begin on August 24th in Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, and Football.  Games will begin on the week of September 7th, including football starting its nine-game regular season on September 11th.

For most schools in Kentucky, practices and games will take place before in-person classes will take place in late September, after recommendations by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.  Most school districts voted for online learning to start the school year next week, except for some including Webster County Schools and Diocese of Owensboro schools.

The vote came after two previous options were presented and voted down this morning.  This includes Option 2, which would have all Fall Sports to start in late September to coincide with the start of in-person classes, and Option 3, which would split up the start of sports according to high and low contact.

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