BG Purples Adjust Schedule Due to JCPS Delay

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – While the vast majority of high school football teams in Kentucky were able to begin practice on Monday, a number of public schools around Louisville still faced uncertainty about the future of their season.

Those worries were dissolved on Monday night, though, as the Jefferson County Public Schools’ Board of Education voted 5-2 to officially move forward with fall sports.

However, this decision does come with a one-week delay in the start of the regular season, which will prevent Jefferson County Schools from beginning competition until September 18th.

Locally, the delay will also impact Bowling Green High School’s football schedule, as the Purples were slated to open their season at Pleasure Ridge Park High School on September 11th.

Bowling Green Head Coach Mark Spader has already made the necessary adjustments, and says his team will now play at St. Xavier in Week 1 before returning to Louisville to take on Pleasure Ridge Park the following week.

As far as the games themselves, Coach Spader says that while he’s very aware of the tremendous challenge his team faces right off the bat, but is just happy to be playing football this fall.

“With the new schedule, we’re road warriors for two weeks up to Louisville…” Spader explains, “..but we’ll go just about anywhere to play right now.”