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Winter storm may impact high school football state championships


SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Could this winter storm affect the state high school football championship games in Bowling Green?

KHSAA leaders say the first two games on Friday should be fine but they're closely watching the weather for Friday night's six-a championship which includes Scott County and all of Saturday’s games.

With the winter weather only expected to get worse this weekend, some Scott County Cardinals fans might have to make changes to their plans in regards to the state championship game.

“Right now all of the plans are to play at this point. The weather is one of the many things you have absolutely no control over,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett.

Right now, the weather is in control of whether Friday night's state championship game in Bowling Green will go on or if Scott County and Meade County will have to wait to face off in the finals.

“If we can get the teams in here we are going to make every effort to play provided that we think we'll be able to get them home safely,” Commissioner Tackett said.

But school officials have decided to make sure some students stay home safely even if the game does goes on.

“Right now the band will not be going. Likely the cheerleaders and the dance team that we had scheduled to go, there's a good chance that they might not be able to go either. We might just send the football team,” said Scott County High School Principal Frank Howatt.

At this point, the possibility of post-poning the game remains an option but officials say post-poning it past this weekend is easier said than done.

“We don’t really have the ability to pick it and move it an entire week because the hotels might be booked and this is a bigger event than a single school at a single school. There are people from all over the state including officials and teams,” Commissioner Tackett explained.

Friday morning at 10:00, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association will announce their final decision on whether or not to postpone the game.


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