Kentucky to return to old high school football playoff format in 2023

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In 2023, the Kentucky high school football playoffs will look a lot like past postseasons. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has voted to return to its format that was used before 2019.

Currently, the KHSAA has played intra-district games with district opponents playing games against each other for the first two weeks of the postseason. Come 2023, the state will return to its old format with teams playing neighboring districts for rounds one and two.

Related: 2020 Kentucky Top 10

The Kentucky Football Coaches Association hasn’t supported the current system since it was implemented.

The KHSAA vote to revert to the old system was 9-6.

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