KHSAA Board Finalizes Re-Alignment
The KHSAA Board of Control met today to finalize the football alignment for the 2015-2018 seasons along with a number of other topics. There were some changes made to the draft presented back on April 15th, but as the case was then, there will be no more Super District any longer.
According to Jason Frakes, who was in Lexington for the meeting, the topic of St. Xavier vs. Trinity in the playoffs was a popular subject and there was a discussion that went back and forth for quite some time about whether or not the playoffs should be structured to where the two schools could meet in the State Finals, like it was for many years prior to 2010.
The KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said that it “calmed a lot of those waters” in the private-public debate when they made sure that the same schools wouldn’t be playing the Tigers or Shamrocks every year in the post season. Frakes made the remark on Twitter that it was “amazing how much time is spent on who might play St. X and Trinity in the football playoffs.” We’ll take that as a compliment from the KHSAA.
The board passed a motion to match St. X and Trinity’s districts (3 and 4) in the 2015 6A playoffs, so they can’t meet in the finals.
Here is a look at the newly re-aligned Class 6-A that will go into effect next season:
District 1: Daviess County, Henderson County, McCracken County, Muhlenberg County, Ohio County
District 2: Central Hardin, Meade County, North Hardin
District 3: Butler, Male, Manual, Pleasure Ridge Park, St. Xavier
District 4: Ballard, Eastern, Jeffersontown, Seneca, Trinity
District 5: Conner, Cooper, Ryle
District 6: Boone County, Campbell County, Simon Kenton
District 7: Bryan Station, Henry Clay, Paul Dunbar, Scott County
District 8: Clark County, Lafayette, Madison Central, Tates Creek