Hilltoppers hosting C-USA championship game Saturday forced revision
For the second straight year the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has revised its schedule for the state football finals because of a conflict with Western Kentucky University’s Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium.
With WKU’s victory over Marshall on Saturday, the Hilltoppers will host Louisiana Tech at noon EST Saturday in the Conference USA championship game. That will force the KHSAA to revise its original schedule of playing two championship games apiece on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“It’s unfortunate for us that we were unable to stay with our originally planned schedule that had been worked out months ago in collaboration with WKU staff, but we congratulate coach Jeff Brohm … on the successful season and will work collaboratively with WKU to provide an optimal experience for the student-athletes, coaches, officials and all involved,” KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett said in a news release.
The revised schedule is as follows (all times EST):
* Friday: Class A, Beechwood vs. Hazard, 8 p.m.
* Saturday: Class 3-A, Central vs. Belfry, 6 p.m.; Class 6-A, Trinity vs. Lafayette, 9 p.m.
* Sunday: Class 2-A, Christian Academy vs. Danville, 1:30 p.m.; Class 4-A, Franklin-Simpson vs. Johnson Central, 4:45 p.m.; Class 5-A, Bowling Green vs. Pulaski County, 8 p.m.
“We have eliminated media timeouts and will closely monitor our time schedule to keep the integrity of the time schedule as a top priority,” Tackett said.
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