Football Blog Updates

11/14/17 – 2018 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference This Sunday; Football Championship Tickets On Sale

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2017

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m. to announce the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The Hall of Fame announcement will take place at the KHSAA Offices in Lexington (2280 Executive Drive).

The 2018 Hall of Fame banquet will be held Saturday, April 21 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington (369 W. Vine Street). Ticket information for the banquet will be available at KHSAA.org in the coming weeks. For more information on the Hall of Fame, or to submit a nomination, visit http://khsaa.org/special-programs/dawahareskhsaa-hall-of-fame/.

2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Tickets Available Online

Tickets for the 2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl are available for purchase online at KHSAA.org as both full championship sets and individual game orders. Reserved sets (all six games) are available in the Woodford Reserve Club for $150 or the Field Level […]

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11/08/17- High School Playoff Games Again Asked to Honor Veterans at Week 2 Games

2017-2018 News Releases

Every high school hosting a KHSAA football playoff game is again asked to honor all veterans and active duty military at events near Veteran’s Day. This is a great way to recognize our veterans and active duty military and hopefully reinforce the importance of their sacrifices and the meaning of Veteran’s Day. The KHSAA is grateful to be able to participate again during 2017.

For the second round of the football playoffs at home sites November 10, each host school is asked to request all veterans and active duty military in attendance to stand and be recognized for their contributions.

The KHSAA is certainly proud to be a part of this recognition and hopeful that this simple acknowledgment will convey a powerful message of thanks on the part of the school and the community in general.

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2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Tickets Availability

2017-2018 News Releases




09/21/17 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2017-2018 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, as well as unauthorized use of the media […]

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09/01/17 – Reminder about Shortened and Interrupted Football Games

Athletic Department Blog Updates

In light of the large number of calls and emails this week and with the vast amount of turnover in athletic administrators and coaches, a reminder about the Competition Rules is in order for Football. Interrupted games are not new and this weekend’s weather is not our first dose of weather problems.

Within the playing rules, in an emergency (such as inclement weather where advisories are placed against travel or to seek shelter), teams can mutually agree to shorten any remaining period or terminate the game at any point. If such termination is mutually agreed to, the game shall be recorded as the current score and the game cannot be replaced on the schedule.

Just a couple of reminders and probably the last sentence in the tournament rules is the main point to keep in mind, “All involved shall remember that this situation is caused by elements such as weather that are uncontrollable by anyone, and keep the discussions in that […]

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08/31/17- Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2017

The first weekly statistical leader reports of the season for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA website every Thursday.

As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline (12 p.m. each Thursday).

Member schools failing to meet the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics subject themselves to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

FOOTBALL
Overall Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2017/stats.htm

Class 1A Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2017/stats1.htm

Class 2A Stats […]

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08/30/17-Rescheduled Football Games Due to Anticipated Weather

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This notice is being sent to all KHSAA football schools.

With likely inclement weather, many of our football schools are moving their Friday night games to Thursday or Saturday. Please take a look at the football schedule for this weekend at
https://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/khsaa/kyfb17/2017-08-31_2017-09-02

If your game has been moved and the date and time have not been changed, please reply and let us know.

There is NOT any type of mandate to move as was erroneously reported earlier in the media, just a desire to keep everyone informed.

Also, remember that for contracted games, no single school can simply say “we aren’t coming”. Changing of contracted games required mutual consent. Let me know if we can help.

Thank you!

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08/25/17- Reminders on Schedules/Rosters/Statistics Entry Requirement

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Please take a moment to review the following reminders on requirements for member schools involving schedules, rosters and statistics.

SCOREBOARD/ROSTER/SCHEDULE
The KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard is provided as a service to schools, student-athletes, media members and the general public. Scoreboard data is copyrighted through a joint partnership with the KHSAA, Frank Riherd and Riherds.com, and the Association thanks them for their efforts in support of this project.

One of the most frequent complaints we hear from the media, general public and our own membership is that the scoreboard contains inaccurate schedules and rosters. As this is often the tool the media uses to cover your programs, this information provides tremendous promotional benefit to your students and school community. It is the responsibility of each school to maintain its schedules and rosters with current and accurate information, including jersey numbers and positions for all listed student-athletes.

At your earliest convenience, please take a moment […]

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08/14/17 – Football Part 2 Exam Available for Officials

Football Blog Updates

The NFHS Football Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 14 and midnight Eastern Time on August 28. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are NOT required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

There will be no late administration of the Part 2 exam.

 

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08/08/17-Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

August 8 to September 28 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 29 to October 18 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
October 19 to October 25 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

August 8 to September 29 (Coaches) – the Football Clinic […]

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08/08/17 – NFHS Announces Football Publication Corrections and Interpretations

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Each licensed official and each head coach have received the NFHS Rules and Case Books by now. Several of you have also purchased the Rules By Topic and other publications from Referee Enterprises.

You will find the minimal amount of corrections to those publications for 2017 that have been distributed by the NFHS at /football/2017/2017 nfhs football rules interpretations -clarifications – final.pdf.

Continued luck this season.

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08/01/17-Football Officiating Crew Communication Devices Guidelines and Restrictions

Football Blog Updates

KHSAA VARSITY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS

WIRELESS CREW COMMUNICATION DEVICES – GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS
With continued changes in technology, communication devices worn by officials are becoming more and more common place. While most understand that these devices can benefit the communication between members of an officiating crew, officials must be prepared to deal with the responsibility for using such device.

DEFINITIONS

  • For KHSAA varsity football contests, a Wireless Communication Device is defined as a two-way radio with an attached earpiece and push to talk microphone.
  • Other types of communication devices are prohibited and may not be carried by an official during competition.

GENERAL USE

  • Crew communication devices MAY be used during all games if used in accordance with these guidelines.
  • Officials should be ever mindful that the vast majority of radio systems are NOT secure from the public.
  • Careful attention must be paid to what is said when speaking use the headsets and […]

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07/20/17 – Heat and Humidity Reminders

Athletic Department Blog Updates

With temperatures rising across the state, now is a good time to remind all of our school administrators and coaches of the requirements of the Heat Index program. No game, or plan for a game, is worth short-cutting this required procedure that is now nearly fifteen years old. Nothing about the program has changed, but with the turnover in coaches (and administrators) perhaps a few heat index reminders are helpful:

  • Heat index requirements and restrictions apply (and have always applied) to outdoor and indoor sports. In many cases during the summer, indoor practice areas (including gymnasiums) are set to be electronically controlled in terms of temperature and coaches must monitor conditions to ensure compliance.
  • While the gold standard for heat index measurement is the wet bulb globe, the KHSAA has adopted the use of the digital sling psychrometer as the measurement instrument for heat index as the next best available and most cost effective […]

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07/20/17 – Football Practice and Acclimation/Acclimatization Reminders

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As the helmet-only period continues and more activity is available, it is necessary to issue a few reminders about football practice. None of these procedures have changed, but with the massive turnover in coaches and the plethora of inquiries and perhaps spreading of misinformation, these reminders are essential.

  • July 10-31 is a period to participate in non-contact simulations (7 on 7) wearing only a helmet. Only level “0-air”, “1-bags” and “2-control” activity can occur. By definition, level “2” activity stops at the moment of contact. Period. During this time period, there are both practice (number) and practice time limitations contained in Bylaw 23.
  • July 22-31 is a period when shells (helmets, shoulder pads, shorts) can be worn. but only for those individuals who have had five days with the rest of the team members in helmets only after July 10. During this time period, there are both practice (number) and practice time limitations contained in Bylaw 23.
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07/18/17 – Board of Control Mandates Face Protection in Softball

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2017

The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year July 14-15 at the Hotel Covington in Northern Kentucky. Over the course of its two-day meeting, the Board took a progressive step in the area of student-athlete safety by approving a recommendation from staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The Board’s action, which follows the recommended use of protective headgear in July of 2014, makes Kentucky the first state to require face protection in high school softball, and continues the KHSAA’s willingness to be at the forefront in regards to player safety, as the Association implemented a pitch count in baseball one year before it was approved at the national level.

The KHSAA submitted a proposal to amend the NFHS playing rules at the 2017 NFHS Summer Meeting (June 28-July 2), […]

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05/10/17 – Board of Control Addresses Championship Sites for Football, Girls’ Basketball, Dance

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017

The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Field, BB&T Arena, Rupp Arena and the new Frederick Douglass High School.

After hearing proposals from representatives of Bowling Green, Highland Heights, and Lexington, the Board authorized the Commissioner to enter into contract negotiations for the 2017 and 2018 State Football Finals with the University of Kentucky to be played at Kroger Field in Lexington. For the last eight years, the football finals were played at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University, but WKU’s football success within their conference resulted in the order of games being reshuffled at the last minute during each of the last two years due to the C-USA Championship game.

“While we are eternally grateful for the efforts of our tremendous […]

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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

2016-2017 News Releases

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular, the opening of the new Frederick Douglass High School have created this necessity.

We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

Baseball Blog Updates

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY
Saturday, July 29
Marriott Downtown – Louisville

You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day!

What is Officiate Kentucky Day?
Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry.  This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating.

OKD will be a lead-in to the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Summit that will follow July 30-Aug. 1, also at Marriott Downtown in Louisville.  

Legendary sports officials and industry leaders including Jerry Markbriet, Billy Kennedy, Steve Shaw, Joe Crawford, Dean Blandino, Bill Carollo, Scott Green, Marcy Weston, Sandra Serafini, Steve Javie, Tom Lopes, […]

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12/06/16- Schools Required to Submit Spring Practice Dates

Football Blog Updates

Per KHSAA Bylaw 23, each school must submit its spring practice dates on or before December 15, 2016, for the spring, 2017 spring practice period. Failure to submit these dates by December 15 will result in the school not being permitted to conduct spring practice. This deadline will be more rigidly enforced for 2016-17 so do not delay in submitting.

Once submitted, these dates cannot be changed. There will be NO extensions due to coaching vacancies, etc. The selection of spring practice is solely a function of the school calendar and not personnel.
THE SETTING OF THESE DATES IS A FUNCTION OF SCHOOL CALENDAR AND NOT PERSONNEL.

Go to this link —
http://khsaa.org/fb103-spring-practice-dates-designation/ and submit your dates for 2017 on or before December 15, 2016.

The Spring Practice regulations are reprinted below–

Each football school may conduct ten (10) spring practice periods of not more than two (2) hours in length and not more than one practice per […]

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12/01/16 – 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Broadcast Information

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2016

The 1A Championship will open the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night at 7 p.m. (CT) when Beechwood (13-1) takes on Hazard (12-2) at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green. The action resumes Saturday afternoon when Central (9-5) faces Belfry (13-1) in the 3A Championship at 5 p.m., followed by Trinity (Louisville) (14-0) and Lafayette (13-1) in the 6A Championship at 8 p.m.

Sunday’s slate features three contests on the campus of Western Kentucky University, with Christian Academy-Louisville (13-1) taking on Danville (12-2) in the 2A Championship at 12:30 p.m. Franklin-Simpson (14-0) will square off against Johnson Central (13-1) at 3:45 p.m. in the 4A Championship, with Bowling Green (14-0) and Pulaski County (12-2) closing out the weekend with the 5A Championship at 7 p.m.

Each game of the Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (More

11/26/16 – Revised and Updated Schedule, 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Finals

2016-2017 News Releases

With Western Kentucky University’s win tonight at Marshall University combined with Southern Mississippi’s upset win over Louisiana Tech on Friday, WKU has qualified to again host the Conference USA championship game in Bowling Green. The game will be played on Saturday morning, December 3rd at 11 a.m. CT. This will necessitate a change in the KHSAA game schedule for the state finals, which will wrap around the Conference USA championship game. 

The Class 1A game will be played on December 2nd with a kickoff slated for 7 p.m. CT.

“Conference USA championship rules have large mandatory blocks of time that must be made available at the playing facility, not only for team preparation but for stadium and network television preparation, and this was the only alternative other than playing a game very early on Friday morning,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Last year’s Thursday night game was problematic for both schools with the travel necessary both on Thursday […]

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11/18/16- Single Game Tickets for Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Championships

Football Blog Updates

Single Game Tickets (all game dates and times tentative, all times CT)

All ticket prices will increase the week of the games. Advance seats priced at $18 (club level, West Side, $13 reserved chairback (West Side Only), $10 General Admission)

Enter desired number of seats, options will be displayed for purchase. 

Class 1A-Beechwood vs. Hazard, 7:00 p.m., Fri, 12/2 – Click Here

Class 3A-Central vs. Belfry, 5:00 p.m., Sat, 12/3 – Click Here

Class 6A-Trinity (Louisville) vs. Lafayette, 8:00 p.m., Sat, 12/3 – Click Here

Class 2A-Christian Academy-Louisville vs. Danville, 12:30 p.m., Sun, 12/4 – Click Here

Class 4A-Franklin-Simpson vs. Johnson Central, 3:45 p.m., Sun, 12/4 – Click Here

Class 5A-Bowling Green vs. Pulaski County, 7:00 p.m., Sun, 12/4 – Click Here

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11/10/16- High School Playoff Games Again Asked to Honor Veterans at Week 2 Games

2016-2017 News Releases

Through the efforts of a veteran and concerned individual by the name of Robert Williams of Menlo Park, California, there is now a national movement to have every high school and college in the United States honor all veterans and active duty military at events near Veteran’s Day. This is a great way to recognize our veterans and active duty military and hopefully reinforce to all the importance of their sacrifices and the meaning of Veteran’s Day. The KHSAA is grateful to be able to participate again during 2016.

For the second round of the football playoffs at home sites November 11, each home school is asked to request all veterans and active duty military in attendance to stand and be recognized for their contributions.

The KHSAA is certainly proud to be a part of this recognition and hopeful that this simple acknowledgment will convey a powerful message of thanks on the part of the school and […]

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11/07/16 – Information On Ordering Tickets to 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

2016-2017 News Releases

Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. Here are some notes about this year’s finals.

  • The games will be played at Feix Field, Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green;
  • The tentative schedule for this year’s event has games scheduled as follows (All times Central):
    • Friday, December 2nd – 1A – 1 PM, 4A – 5 PM
    • Saturday, December 3rd – 3A – 1 PM, 6A – 5 PM
    • Sunday, December 4th – 2A – 1 PM, 5A – 5 PM
  • Club level seats (200 level, $90 for all six games) are available and will have access to the indoor area between and during the games, but seating is limited. Ticketing in the club level sells out quickly most years;
  • The VIP chairback seats (100 level, $60 for all six games) are available and […]

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WORKING DRAFT- Football Brackets 2016 (UNOFFICIAL)

Football Blog Updates

Official Brackets To Be Released Following Last Regular Season Night of Play

N/A Slots are To Be Determined Due to TieBreakers on October 29/30

 SchoolClassDistrictPosBracket1A-1-1Russellville1A1111A-2-4Caverna1A2421A-2-2Campbellsville1A2231A-1-3Fulton City1A1341A-1-2Crittenden County1A1251A-2-3Fort Knox1A2361A-2-1Bethlehem1A2171A-1-4BYE1A1481A-3-1Kentucky Country Day1A3191A-4-4Dayton1A44101A-4-2Bellevue1A42111A-3-3Frankfort1A33121A-3-2Holy Cross (Louisville)1A32131A-4-3Ludlow1A43141A-4-1Beechwood1A41151A-3-4Eminence1A34161A-5-1#N/A1A51171A-6-4BYE1A64181A-6-2Raceland1A62191A-5-3#N/A1A53201A-5-2#N/A1A52211A-6-3Fairview1A63221A-6-1Paintsville1A61231A-5-4Paris1A54241A-7-1Williamsburg1A71251A-8-4South Floyd1A84261A-8-2Hazard1A82271A-7-3Harlan1A73281A-7-2Pineville1A72291A-8-3Jenkins1A83301A-8-1Pikeville1A81311A-7-4Lynn Camp1A74322A-1-1Mayfield2A1112A-2-4Hancock County2A2422A-2-2Butler County2A2232A-1-3Ballard Memorial2A1342A-1-2Murray2A1252A-2-3McLean County2A2362A-2-1Owensboro Catholic2A2172A-1-4Webster County2A1482A-3-1Glasgow2A3192A-4-4Shawnee2A44102A-4-2DeSales2A42112A-3-3Monroe County2A33122A-3-2Metcalfe County2A32132A-4-3Washington County2A43142A-4-1Christian Academy-Louisville2A41152A-3-4Green County2A34162A-5-1Walton-Verona2A51172A-6-4Newport2A64182A-6-2Holy Cross (Covington)2A62192A-5-3Owen County2A53202A-5-2Gallatin County2A52212A-6-3Lloyd Memorial2A63222A-6-1Newport Central Catholic2A61232A-5-4Carroll County2A54242A-7-1Lexington Christian2A71252A-8-4Shelby Valley2A84262A-8-2Prestonsburg2A82272A-7-3Somerset2A73282A-7-2Danville2A72292A-8-3Allen Central2A83302A-8-1Leslie County2A81312A-7-4Middlesboro2A74323A-1-1Caldwell County3A1113A-2-4Hart County3A2423A-2-2Adair County3A2233A-1-3#N/A3A1343A-1-2Paducah Tilghman3A1253A-2-3LaRue County3A2363A-2-1Elizabethtown3A2173A-1-4#N/A3A1483A-3-1Central3A3193A-4-4Garrard County3A44103A-4-2Boyle County3A42113A-3-3Moore3A33123A-3-2Bardstown3A32133A-4-3Western Hills3A43143A-4-1Lexington Catholic3A41153A-3-4Waggener3A34163A-5-1Russell3A51173A-6-4BYE3A64183A-6-2Pike County Central3A62193A-5-3West Carter3A53203A-5-2Fleming County3A52213A-6-3Lawrence County3A63223A-6-1Belfry3A61233A-5-4Bath County3A54243A-7-1Estill County3A71253A-8-4Jackson County3A84263A-8-2Casey County3A82273A-7-3Powell County3A73283A-7-2Breathitt County3A72293A-8-3Bell County3A83303A-8-1Corbin3A81313A-7-4Knott County Central3A74324A-1-1Hopkinsville4A1114A-2-4Warren East4A2424A-2-2South Warren4A2234A-1-3Madisonville-North Hopkins4A1344A-1-2Calloway County4A1254A-2-3Allen County-Scottsville4A2364A-2-1Franklin-Simpson4A2174A-1-4Hopkins County Central4A1484A-3-1John Hardin4A3194A-4-4#N/A4A44104A-4-2#N/A4A42114A-3-3Valley4A33124A-3-2Western4A32134A-4-3#N/A4A43144A-4-1Shelby County4A41154A-3-4Breckinridge County4A34164A-5-1East Jessamine4A51174A-6-4Russell County4A64184A-6-2Wayne County4A62194A-5-3Taylor County4A53204A-5-2Mercer County4A52214A-6-3Knox Central4A63224A-6-1Rockcastle County4A61234A-5-4West Jessamine4A54244A-7-1Bourbon County4A71254A-8-4Rowan County4A84264A-8-2Ashland Blazer4A82274A-7-3Mason County4A73284A-7-2Harrison County4A72294A-8-3Greenup County4A83304A-8-1Johnson Central4A81314A-7-4Scott4A74325A-1-1Owensboro5A1115A-2-4Grayson County5A2425A-2-2Greenwood5A2235A-1-3Graves County5A1345A-1-2Christian County5A1255A-2-3Barren County5A2365A-2-1Bowling Green5A2175A-1-4Marshall County5A1485A-4-1Fern Creek5A4195A-5-4Grant County5A54105A-5-2Dixie Heights5A52115A-4-3Southern5A43125A-4-2Doss5A42135A-5-3Highlands5A53145A-5-1Covington Catholic5A51155A-4-4Fairdale5A44165A-3-1South Oldham5A31175A-6-4Woodford County5A64185A-6-2Anderson County5A62195A-3-3#N/A5A33205A-3-2#N/A5A32215A-6-3Montgomery County5A63225A-6-1Madison Southern5A61235A-3-4#N/A5A34245A-7-1Southwestern5A71255A-8-4Letcher County Central5A84265A-8-2North Laurel5A82275A-7-3South Laurel5A73285A-7-2Pulaski County5A72295A-8-3Harlan County5A83305A-8-1Whitley County5A81315A-7-4Lincoln County5A74326A-1-1McCracken County6A1116A-3-4Pleasure Ridge Park6A3426A-3-2Male6A3236A-1-3Daviess County6A1346A-1-2Henderson County6A1256A-3-3DuPont Manual6A3366A-3-1St. Xavier6A3176A-1-4Muhlenberg County6A1486A-2-1Central Hardin6A2196A-4-4Seneca6A44106A-4-2Ballard6A42116A-2-3Meade County6A23126A-2-2North Hardin6A22136A-4-3Eastern6A43146A-4-1Trinity (Louisville)6A41156A-2-4Ohio County6A24166A-5-1Ryle6A51176A-7-4#N/A6A74186A-7-2#N/A6A72196A-5-3Cooper6A53206A-5-2Conner6A52216A-7-3#N/A6A73226A-7-1Scott County6A71236A-5-4Jeffersontown6A54246A-6-1Simon Kenton6A61256A-8-4George Rogers Clark6A84266A-8-2Madison Central6A82276A-6-3Campbell County6A63286A-6-2Boone County6A62296A-8-3Tates Creek6A83306A-8-1Lafayette6A81316A-6-4Butler6A6432

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09/20/16 – KHSAA Issues Rulings on Unsporting Acts and Shortened Games in Football

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016

The KHSAA today issued sanctions regarding Bylaw 15 (Practice of Sportsmanship) violations from a pair of football contests, as well as final rulings concerning Bylaw 22 (Contests, Sanctions, Rules, Forfeitures) incidents from last weekend.

Per the KHSAA Competition Rules, when a contracted football game is interrupted by events beyond the control of all parties, three choices exist:
a) Terminate game with score as it exists;
b) Resume game at point of interruption at a mutually agreed date and time. This decision shall be finalized at the site prior to team departure.
c) Resume the game on the following calendar day, unless published Board policies prohibit such play, in which case it shall be played the following day.

On Friday, Sept. 16, a football game between Scott County HS and Lafayette HS was interrupted with 11:04 remaining in the 3rd quarter, with Scott County leading 25-20. In […]

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09/09/16 – KHSAA to Participate in “Team Up, Speak Up to Fight Concussions” on September 13

2016-2017 News Releases

TeamUp

 

The Concussion Legacy Foundation has created the first ever national concussion education day, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13. On Team Up Day, millions of athletes will hear a speech from their coach, captain and medical team that encourages them to Team Up & Speak Up to Fight Concussions, with the specific message that a good teammate looks out for concussions in their teammates, and has a responsibility to speak up to a coach or other adult if they think their teammate has a concussion.

Organizations representing over 1 million athletes have already signed on to Team Up Day, and the goal is that all 44 million youth athletes hear this message this year. The growing list of participating organizations includes the National Federation of State High School Associations, USA Rugby, the American Hockey Coaches Association, California Interscholastic Federation, Idaho High […]

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08/25/16 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2016

The first weekly statistical leader reports of the season for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA website every Thursday.

As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline (12 p.m. each Thursday).

Member schools failing to meet the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics subject themselves to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

FOOTBALL
Overall Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2016/stats.htm

Class 1A Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2016/stats1.htm

Class 2A Stats Leaders
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08/15/16 – Part 2 Football Test Reminder

Football Blog Updates

The Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic remains free online through midnight Eastern Time September 19, however your assignments are subject to cancellation at any time for failure to complete the clinic. Certainly, no official should be officiating any contest at the high school […]

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08/01/16 – 2016 Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as possible. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 1 to September 19 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 20 to October 16 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • October 17 to October 23 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason […]

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07/28/16 – Board of Control Finalizes Championship Dates for Football, Field Hockey

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2016

The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2016-17 season on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. During the course of the two-day session, the board participated in a comprehensive orientation for all Board members and an extensive review of the due process procedure under KRS Chapter 13B. Among the action taken during Wednesday’s full meeting, the Board approved a final championship schedule for the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl and set the dates and sites for the 2016 State Field Hockey Tournament.

The 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl will tentatively be held Dec. 2-4 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University. The format for this year’s football finals will have the Class 1A and 4A championship games on Friday, Dec. 2nd, followed by Class 3A and 6A on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, and Class 2A and 5A on Sunday, Dec. 4th. Game times […]

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07/25/16 – Reminder about Heat Index Procedures – FB & FH

Athletic Department Blog Updates

While the media coverage has been great about our schools and their compliance with the mandated heat index monitoring and activity adjustment protocols, it is important that our Football and Field Hockey programs be reminded of important subtleties within the procedures.

When no additional protective equipment is being worn (i.e Football has on helmet only or Field Hockey does not have the goalie in protective gear), the threshold of 104-degree heat index is the point at which all activity must stop. But it is important as we face the hottest week of the year thus far, that all be reminded that once football adds shoulder pads or the field hockey goalie puts on gear, that threshold drops to 99 degrees. No activity can continue above a 99-degree heat index if that additional gear is being worn. The same is true for any school-based activity in baseball and softball (due to catching gear) at other times of […]

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07/11/16 – Important Reminders About the Start of Football Practice

Athletic Department Blog Updates

These reminders are critically important as we transition to the start of football practice for the 2016 season. This notice and all provisions supersede any and all previous communication regarding practice rules and regulations.

The following provisions should be noted at all times:

  • The complete list of regulations including allowable activities can be found at http://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20152016/bylaw23.pdf or at http://khsaa.org/bylaw-23-provisions-football-practice-regulations/ There are a few notes that all coaches and administrators should keep in mind:
  • The first five days must be Level 0 and Level 1 only during acclimation and acclimatization and are limited to one three-hour session per day.
  • Each player must have five days in helmets only before being able to add shoulder pads, and those pads cannot be added until July 22. Keep in mind this is a count for each player, not for the team, so players coming out late may be delayed in putting on shoulder pads (after July 21) or other gear (after July 31)
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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

Archery Blog Updates

  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer MB CC CC MB Cross Country SB MB SB MB Football JT BC JT BC Competitive Cheer BC SB BC SB Bowling SB MB SB MB Swimming and Diving DB BC DB BC Wrestling MB SB MB SB Basketball JT BC JT BC Archery MB DB MB DB Bass Fishing DB SB DB SB Tennis MB BC MB BC Track and Field SB DB SB DB Softball DB MB DB MB Baseball BC SB BC SB           Lacrosse MB DB N/A N/A Rifle Marksmanship DB MB N/A N/A Trap Shooting Study MB DB N/A N/A Dance BC SB BC SB

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06/22/16 – Reminder about Equipment Issuance During Dead Period (USA Football)

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA offices have received several inquiries regarding participation by students in USA Football’s National Development Games. According to their verification letter, there are six different options to attend. We had asked at least two member schools to seek clarifications regarding equipment, but none responded, so today, staff contacted USA Football directly for clarification. Following that clarification, here are the provisions that have been determined. These provisions apply ONLY to 2016, as likely additional restrictions will be added to football rules to clarify (and likely restrict) this for the future years.

  • KHSAA member schools may not issue equipment to KHSAA member school students for the July 5 to July 9 camp dates. This is during the KHSAA mandated dead period and KHSAA member school equipment cannot be used for any reason. Athletes attending the camps have an option to rent equipment owned by USA Football during these periods (approximate cost is $60 for necessary gear). The […]

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2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements.

In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership, the association has long entered into official ball adoption agreements. The provisions of these agreements are similar and official ball numbers are listed in the table below.

The following provisions are in place in each of the listed sports:

  • A brand specific requirement is in place. For example, the Select Sport soccer ball is required for all use in postseason play (all levels). However, the ball does NOT have to be the Royale model. Specific models are the choice of the member school, however, the administrators should be mindful that dealer price points will likely be in place to encourage the use of the specific model.
  • For all levels of postseason play, the brand specific requirement is in place.
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05/12/16 – Board of Control Names Spalding Official Ball Sponsor

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2015-16 academic year over a two-day session at the Association’s headquarters May 10-11. Among the various items discussed, the Board reviewed the results of a request for proposals distributed in March for a new official ball partnership, as its current agreement with Rawlings will expire at the end of the 2015-16 season. Following its review, the Board approved the Commissioner’s recommendation to accept the three-year proposal from Spalding (2016-17 through 2018-19), pending final signed contracts.

The Board completed a comprehensive review of eligibility rules and programs within the Association as required by existing state regulation, focusing on potential Constitution and Bylaw proposals to be voted on by the membership to address undue influence (recruiting) concerns and revisions to the transfer and enrollment rules. Final proposal determinations will be determined at the Board’s July meeting.

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04/22/16 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Limitation of Seasons

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This is a reminder to all administrators and coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity,  specifically concerning fall sports and practice/tryouts for the fall. The same principle and rule would apply to any “tryout” in any sport or sport-activity that is not held during the period defined by Bylaw 23.

The first official tryout/practice date for 2016 football is July 10.  For the other fall sports/sport-activities (Soccer, Golf, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Competitive Cheer), the first official practice date is July 15. Only after these dates can anything mandatory be required of team members or potential team members. 

Until the day following the last day of school or May 31 (whichever is earliest), coaches are permitted to provide instruction and be involved with team members (provided such is approved by the principal), but continue to be restricted in “competitive” situations with other schools unless they are […]

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04/04/16 – Reminders About Spring Football Practice and Rest of School Year

Football Blog Updates

With more than 80 percent of our football schools setting their practice window for the Monday following spring break, it seems timely to remind every about the rules on practice and equipment. There are no changes for 2016 as these changes were adopted prior to the 2015 season.

The published spring football dates are online as always, located at http://khsaa.org/football/2016/springpractice2016.pdf. There are no provisions to change submitted dates (only in an emergency request from school administration). Per the bylaw, the only change permitted is to start the three-week (19-day) window on the Monday following the ORIGINAL published spring break week. Remember, scheduling of spring practice is a calendar function NOT a coach function, it is possible that with coaching changes, spring practice may not be an option at a specific school.

  • Spring practice is the only option to utilize all of the football equipment for the players. Formal spring practice per the listed dates is […]

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  • 03/24/16 – Board of Control Approves Football Playoff Structure in 5A, 6A; Issuance of RFP for Official Ball

    2015-2016 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2016

    The Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the school year at the Lexington Center on March 18th, during which time it finalized the playoff format for 5A and 6A, approved the issuance of an RFP to designate a new official ball, and elected its President-elect for 2016-17.

    After an extensive review of potential playoff formats over several meetings that was finalized in January, the Board reviewed the proposed cross-bracketing table for Class 5A and 6A for 2016 through 2018. Following the review, the Board approved the cross-bracket table for 5A and 6A, and will continue review of playoff pairing discussions in 2A, 3A and 4A for 2017 and 2018 during its May meeting, following receipt of survey results. The adopted table of cross-bracket pairings is available at http://www.khsaa.org/football/playoffpairings.pdf.

    With the Association’s current ball contract with Rawlings set to expire at the end of the school year, the […]

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