KHSAA Commissioner Says Weather Won't Stop Championship Games


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Many big events were canceled this weekend because of the severe weather threats. The high school state championship football games were not one of them.

The KHSAA commissioner said they made some minor changes to the schedule to ensure people get home safely, but he knows football fans are tough enough to handle the winter weather.

He said after speaking with the teams, he realized Friday morning there was no need to cancel the games.

"I can't imagine having a year that you said the state champion was a blank because you didn't play. So we got to find a way and it took a little juggling of game times and a little juggling of schedule, but we really need to," said Commissioner Julian Tackett. "It does play an important part. It's a big event for the community. It's a big event for Western. It's a big event for our partnership with Russell Athletic. It's just a big combination event for everybody."

Although another winter storm is in the forecast Saturday night, Tackett said he's not too worried about it interfering with the Bowling Green-Pulaski County game Sunday at two.


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