Playoff notebook | KHSAA revises state football championship schedule

Playoff notebook | KHSAA revises state football championship schedule


Playoff notebook | KHSAA revises state football championship schedule



The first two games of the state football finals went off as planned Friday at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium, but the Kentucky High School Athletic Association decided early in the morning to revise the rest of the weekend’s schedule, including moving one game to Sunday.

With freezing rain forecast for Friday night — when Meade County was scheduled to face Scott County in the Class 6-A final — the KHSAA moved that game to Saturday. The Class 5-A game between Bowling Green and Pulaski County was switched from today to Sunday.

Here is the revised schedule (all times EST):

* Today: Class 2-A, noon (DeSales vs. Newport Central Catholic); Class 4-A, 3 p.m. (Collins vs. Highlands); Class 6-A, 6 p.m. (Meade County vs. Scott County).

* Sunday: Class 5-A, 3 p.m. (Bowling Green vs. Pulaski County).

The KHSAA said all 12 schools were involved in discussions about revising the schedule.

“Though there are dozens of factors that went into the schedule revisions, the first and foremost concerns have been competitor safety and the travel needs of the entire school communities, especially the evenings when ice is highly anticipated,” the KHSAA said in the news release.

Bowling Green coach Kevin Wallace said the one-day delay won’t affect his team.

“There’s too much at stake for us to worry about things we don’t control,” he said.

Another title for Guhys

Luke Guhy knows those around the Mayfield football program see his brother Jake, the Cardinals’ senior quarterback, as following his lead.

“Three or four years ago you might have said that,” said Luke, a former Mayfield quarterback himself. “But now it’s more like he’s making his own path, and we’re doing the same thing. He’s no longer my shadow.”

Jake completed 14 of 19 passes for 213 yards and three scores in Friday’s 42-0 victory over Williamsburg for the Class A championship. It’s Mayfield’s second title in a row and third in four years.

As for the 2010 championship, well, Luke was under center, while Jake simply watched as a freshman backup.

“I like to credit (Luke) with teaching me a lot as far as quarterbacking and life,” Jake said. “He’s a big role model for me.”

Wearing a University of Louisville sweatshirt and wide smile, older brother wasn’t far away when Jake said that. He’s a junior at U of L’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering, which Jake plans to attend as well.

Jake calls Luke the “brains” of the family, but younger brother also played multiple sports and is a Governor’s Scholar.

“He’s making his own way, and I’m more proud of him now than I’ve ever been,” Luke said. “I’m going to love having him up in Louisville and going through the same experiences as I’m having. I’m having such a great time. I’m real excited for him.”


* Four seniors who have committed to Western Kentucky will get an early look at their future home field this weekend.

Today’s Collins-Highlands game will match three future Hilltoppers: Collins running back/receiver DeAndre Farris and linebacker Masai Whyte and Highlands offensive lineman Nick True.

Sunday’s Bowling Green-Pulaski County showdown will feature Purples wide receiver Nacarius Fant, who is considered a top candidate for Mr. Football.

* The Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed until Monday at Western High School. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.


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