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11/29/17 – 2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Broadcast Info

November 29, 2017 2017-2018 News Releases


For Immediate Release: November 29, 2017

The state football finals return to Lexington for the first time since 1976 on Friday at 2 p.m. when Beechwood (11-2) takes on Raceland (10-4) in the 1A Championship of the 2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Kroger Field. The action continues Friday night at 7 p.m. when Boyle County (13-1) faces Corbin (13-1) in the 3A Championship.

Saturday’s slate features three contests at Kroger Field, starting with Mayfield (13-1) versus Danville (14-0) in the 2A Championship at 1 p.m. Franklin-Simpson (11-3) and Johnson Central (12-2) will square off at 4:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s 4A Championship game, followed by Covington Catholic (14-0) and Madison Southern (11-3) in the 5A Championship at 8 p.m. The 2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl concludes Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. when Trinity (Lou.) (14-0) takes on St. Xavier (12-2) in the 6A Championship.

Since last played in Lexington at Commonwealth Stadium in 1976, the state football finals spent two years at Hanger Field in Richmond (1977-78), 24 years at KFEC Cardinal Stadium (1979-2002), six years at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (2003-08) and the last eight years at Houchens Industries-LT Smith Stadium in Bowling Green (2009-16).

Each game of the Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl will be webcast live at for subscribers to the NFHS Network ( Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $9.95 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 40 participating state associations.

A free audio-only feed of the games will also be available online through Mixlr (, which has a corresponding app available for iOS and Android devices.

Single-game tickets are still available for online purchase through Ticketmaster at

2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl
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Friday, December 1
2 p.m. (1A) – Beechwood vs. Raceland
7 p.m. (3A) – Boyle County vs. Corbin

Saturday, December 2
1 p.m. (2A) – Mayfield vs. Danville
4:30 p.m. (4A) – Franklin-Simpson vs. Johnson Central
8 p.m. (5A) – Covington Catholic vs. Madison Southern

Sunday, December 3
2 p.m. (6A) – Trinity (Louisville) vs. St. Xavier


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 282 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 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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