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10/20/20- Adopted Revisions to Football Alignment for 2021 and 2022, Removal of Scheduling Embargo

October 20, 2020 Athletic Department Blog Updates


At its most recent meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control approved the mid-alignment adjustments to the football alignment for 2021 and 2022. With the school enrollments that were received for 2019-20 (the pre-Covid second-month reports were utilized as specified by the Competition Rules), there were minimal changes to the alignment. There were no geographic moves proposed or approved with the mid-alignment review.

In Class 1A, District 7, Sayre was placed for the 2021 and 2022 seasons and will be a fully scheduled member.

In Class 2A, District 5, Trimble County is returning to the alignment following two-seasons of non-district status. 

In Class 3A, District 5, Jackson County will withdraw from the district for 2021 and 2022.

There were no other changes to the alignment. The complete alignment appears on the KHSAA website at

With this action, the embargo on game contracts for 2021 and 2022 has been removed. To ensure that all schools have equal “leverage” regarding scheduling, the mandatory scheduling grid remains in place and is detailed at

Schools are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to review the “rotation” of traditional opponents and ensure that the number of games per week required of the local officials can be serviced by the association. In the past, when this has not been considered, it has led to the movement of games and shortages of officials, which in many cases, can be avoided with proactive scheduling.

The Board will review the enrollment of schools following receipt of enrollments for the 2021-22 school year to begin the process of the next-wholesale realignment for the 2023 season and beyond.


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
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 284 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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