The Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Tuesday awarded a 1-0 victory to the Lafayette High School football team over Scott County after more than three days of uncertainty about the result from Friday’s contest.
The game between the two Class 6-A powers at Georgetown College’s Toyota Stadium was suspended because of lightning, with the Cardinals leading the Generals 25-20 with 11:04 remaining in the third quarter.
According to a news release from the KHSAA: “At a point in time, the home school administration (Scott County) determined that completing the game that night was not an option. Lafayette representatives, from the beginning, did not agree to a shortening of the game and Scott County was not amenable to rescheduling due to a variety of conflicts for its team members in the upcoming days and a lack of unfettered access to its game facility.
“As the two teams were playing under a signed game contract, Scott County violated its contract with Lafayette when it indicated it would not resume the contest in compliance with the competition rules.”
According to KHSAA rules, when a contracted football game is interrupted beyond the control of all parties, three choices exist:
* Terminate game with score as it exists.
* Resume game at point of interruption at a mutually agreed date and time. This decision shall be finalized at the site prior to team departure.
* Resume the game on the following calendar day, unless published Board policies prohibit such play, in which case it shall be played the following day.
All individual and team game statistics will be counted for both schools. With the victory, Lafayette – No. 16 in the state in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings – improves to 4-1. No. 6 Scott County drops to 3-2.
The KHSAA also declared Bryan Station a 7-6 victor over Meade County in a game that was suspended by weather on Friday.
“The two schools did not agree to a shortening of the game, instead agreeing to attempt to resume the game on Saturday night at 6 p.m.,” the KHSAA said in a news release. “Subsequent to that time, Meade County school and district officials declined to return to complete the game due to continued weather and travel concerns.
“Due to the failure to return to complete the contest, the final score will be recorded as Bryan Station 7, Meade County 6, as it stood at the point of interruption.”
“It is unfortunate that these situations were not resolved in a satisfactory manner for all parties involved,” KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett said. “Thankfully, all administrators were ever mindful of player, coach, official and spectator safety in making the decision not to play on that night.”
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