Jefferson County Public School announced Thursday that all high school football games scheduled for Thursday and Friday will be rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
The decision was a response to the 9pm curfew set on Wednesday for Louisville following the announcement in the Breonna Taylor case. The curfew ends Saturday.
The following is the new schedule for the JCPS game:
- Seneca in Atherton, Saturday at 3pm
- Bullitt Central in Fairdale, Saturday 11am
- Boys at Butler, Saturday at 3pm
- Iroquois in Doss, Saturday 11am
- Fern Creek in Eastern, 7 p.m. November 6
- South Oldham in Jeffersontown, 7pm October 30th
- Guidebook on North Bullitt, Saturdays at 11am
- Waggener in North Oldham, 7:30 pm October 2
- Western at Pleasure Ridge Park, 1pm Sunday
- Carroll County in Shawnee, Saturday 10 am
- John Hardin in the Valley, 3pm Sunday
- Kentucky Country Day in Southern, Saturday 11:00 am
- Center in Meade County, Saturday afternoon
- George Rogers Clark at Ballard, not rescheduled
Training and games in other sports can resume Thursday, as long as it follows the curfew.
George Rogers Clark at a Ballard football match scheduled for Friday was canceled prior to the announcement made by the JCPS on Thursday, said Ballard athletics director Chris Kinney.
Kinney declined to comment further, but George Rogers Clark coach Oliver Lucas said the decision was made by administrators at his school in connection with the protests in Louisville surrounding the Breonna Taylor case.
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“Our district has concerns regarding … the whole outside extracurricular, I think,” said Lucas, who was the head coach at Manual from 2010-15 before taking on the GRC job in 2017. “I don’t think anyone understands that Ballard really is that far from the kind of goods downtown, as well as being in one of the most influential areas in Louisville. “
On Tuesday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a city emergency “due to potential civil unrest”. On Wednesday, The Jefferson County jury indicted one of the three Louisville officers in the March 13 fatal police shooting of Taylor. During the Wednesday night protests in downtown Louisville, two Louisville Metro Police officers were shot.
Ballard opened his season last week with a 27-0 win at Fern Creek. The Bruins haven’t played a home game since November 2, 2018, when they beat Daviess County 33-7 in the first round of the Class 6A playoff. Ballard played all of its 2019 matches on the road as the school tore down and rebuilt its football stadium.
Kinney said Ballard wanted to fill in the opening schedule on October 2. The Bruins are scheduled to play at Trinity on October 9 before hosting Eastern on October 16.
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