• High school football
The high school playoffs begin this Friday and it’s an exciting time for many teams in the state of Kentucky, but I think it could be even more fun with a few changes.
The biggest thing I’d like to see change is the start time for football games.
I’m not sure when or why the 7:30 p.m. start time was adapted for Friday night football, but I think if teams could stand to start games a little earlier and not suffer too much at the gate. An earlier start time could also increase concession stand sales since a lot of fans grab a bite to eat on the way to an evening game.
I’ll take it a step further in the fact I’d like to see some of our local teams play a Saturday afternoon game or two throughout the regular season.
I know that idea may interfere with some weekend routines when it comes to college football, but I think in the long run Saturday games at the high school level would be a hit.
I know there are times when families can’t or won’t attend games toward the end of the season due to the colder weather, so maybe an afternoon showdown is all it would take to fill up the stands.
• One long day
I’d like to say I’m looking forward to this Friday, but I have mixed emotions.
I’ll start things out with a trip to Valley High School in Louisville to watch the Whitley County Lady Colonels play in the state tournament at 9:30 a.m.
If you’re keeping score, that means I’ll be on the road bright and early.
After I get a story and photos emailed back to the office, I’ll get back on my horse (not an actual horse) and head over to Henry County to watch the Corbin Redhounds open the playoffs on the road.
It’s going to be a long day, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it sure beats laying bricks for a living.