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12/01/21 – 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals Begin Friday at Kroger Field

December 1, 2021 2021-2022 News Releases


For Immediate Release: December 1, 2021

The 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals begin Friday morning at 12 p.m. with the first of the weekend’s six championship games as Russellville (12-1) takes on Pikeville (13-2) in the 1A title bout at Kroger Field. Live webcasts of all six games will be available at for subscribers to the NFHS Network, with a free audio broadcast available at Tickets for the 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals are available online only and must be purchased in advance of the event at

Friday’s schedule continues at 4 p.m. as Lexington Christian (14-0) faces Beechwood (14-0) in the 2A Championship, followed by Boyle County (13-1) versus Johnson Central (12-2) in the 4A Championship at 8 p.m. Saturday’s slate gets underway at 12 p.m. with Belfry (8-6) squaring off against Paducah Tilghman (8-6) in the 3A title game, followed by South Warren (13-1) versus Frederick Douglass (13-1) in the 5A Championship at 4 p.m. The 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals conclude Saturday evening at 8 p.m. when Male (13-0) meets St. Xavier (13-1) in the 6A Championship.

Each championship game will be webcast live at for subscribers to the NFHS Network ( Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $10.99 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 45 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. Live stats for each game will also be available on the Football page at

2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals
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Friday, December 3
12 p.m. (1A) – Russellville vs. Pikeville
4 p.m. (2A) – Lexington Christian vs. Beechwood
8 p.m. (4A) – Boyle County vs. Johnson Central

Saturday, December 4
12 p.m. (3A) – Paducah Tilghman vs. Belfry
4 p.m. (5A) – South Warren vs. Frederick Douglass
8 p.m. (6A) – Male 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 286 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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