KHSAA approves football district alignments for the 2023 and 2024 seasons

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control accepted a brand new alignment plan for football Wednesday however selected to make use of it solely for the subsequent two seasons as a substitute of the subsequent 4.

The alignment accepted Wednesday will likely be in impact for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, and the KHSAA will realign once more for 2025.

The KHSAA makes use of enrollment numbers from the Kentucky Department of Education to divide groups into its six football courses.

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“Our (enrollment) numbers are out of whack,” KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett instructed the board. “Blame it on COVID, no matter the reasoning. … Let’s come again subsequent 12 months with this 12 months’s (enrollment) numbers and subsequent 12 months’s and see what that appears like.”

Central's Cortez Stone runs for yardage in the first half Friday night.  Sept.  43, 2021

Tackett stated future scheduling may very well be affected with the two-year cycle however “each different factor proper now most likely favors two years.”

Approximately 25% of Kentucky’s 222 football-playing colleges will likely be altering courses as a part of the realignment plan.

Here are a few of the most notable strikes:

  • Eight-time state champion Covington Catholic will drop from Class 5A to Class 4A.

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