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

March 24, 2016 2015-2016 News Releases



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

With the Association’s current ball contract with Rawlings set to expire at the end of the school year, the Board approved the issuance of an RFP for designation as the official ball in Basketball and Football, and if deemed necessary, Baseball and Softball. The Board will also consider extensions and alternate proposals for the designated balls in Soccer (Select) and Volleyball (Baden) at its May meeting.

In other action Friday, the Board elected Jefferson County Public Schools Athletics/Activities/Academic Competitions Department, Jerry Wyman, as the President-elect of the Board of Control for 2016-17, serving under President Scott Hawkins.

The final regularly scheduled Board of Control meeting of the 2015-16 academic year is set for May 10-11 at the KHSAA Offices.


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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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