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11/29/23 – UK HealthCare Sports Medicine Football State Finals to Kick Off at Kroger Field

November 29, 2023 2023-2024 News Releases



The 2023 UK HealthCare Sports Medicine Football State Finals will kick off this weekend with all six championship games at Kroger Field on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.

Action gets underway on Friday, Dec. 1, with the Class 1A final at noon ET, featuring Raceland (11-3) vs. back-to-back reigning champion Pikeville (11-2) in a rematch of last year’s state championship game.

Friday’s competition continues with the Class 2A final at 4 p.m., featuring undefeated Owensboro Catholic (14-0) vs. 2022 state runner-up Mayfield (12-1).

Friday night will conclude with the Class 4A final at 8 p.m., featuring Covington Catholic (14-0) vs. three-time reigning champion Boyle County (14-0) in a clash of undefeated titans that have combined for 19 state titles overall.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Class 3A final will commence at noon with reigning champion Christian Academy-Louisville (13-1) vs. Bell County (13-1).

On Saturday at 4 p.m., the Class 6A final will feature 27-time champion Trinity (Louisville) (11-3) vs. Bryan Station (11-3) in the Defenders’ first championship game appearance since 1999.

The event will come to a close with the Class 5A final on Saturday at 8 p.m., featuring Cooper (12-2) vs. 2022 state runner-up Bowling Green (11-3).

Tickets for each game are available online only at All six games will be broadcast live on to subscribers of the NFHS Network, with free audio-only streams available on



Class 1A State Final

Class 2A State Final

Class 3A State Final

Class 4A State Final

Class 5A State Final

Class 6A State Final



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 290 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 229 state championships to 59 teams and 178 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 109,000 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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