At what point is the KHSAA obligated to move a playoff game due to field conditions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Is this embarrassing for Pulaski County? Having a field in such poor condition that the KHSAA questioned whether they could host a game?
    JMO, but I feel it's more embarrassing for all of the people concerned about having to play a football game in the mud.

    As JD said though, this sort of uproar over the field is exactly what Coach Hines wants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel-fan View Post
    So this is a power play by the PC coach? Unreal.
    I wouldn't put it past him. But again he was told a few years ago that Turf was a done deal, only to have the rug (pun intended) pulled out from under him.

    I'd be ticked too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Truth be told I think that's exactly what the coach wants. He was promised turf a few years ago and when it came time for the board to approve it, they changed their mind. I think he's happy with the controversy and embarrassment.

    I think he's hoping if it's bad enough the BoE will give in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I wouldn't put it past him. But again he was told a few years ago that Turf was a done deal, only to have the rug (pun intended) pulled out from under him.

    I'd be ticked too.
    So if I follow you the Pulaski County Board of Education doesn't walk it like they talk it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    Idk what type of offense PC runs but assuming they’re like most mountain teams, they’ll grind it out on the ground which would play into their strength. I could be wrong. it would virtually make CovCath one dimensional if it’s that bad. It’s also in the players heads too.
    You know what they say making assumptions makes you, right? Pulaski's quarterback has over 300 passes COMPLETED this season. They throw it all over the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    You know what they say making assumptions makes you, right? Pulaski's quarterback has over 300 passes COMPLETED this season. They throw it all over the field.
    That definitely makes the “field situation” a little more interesting. Thanks for the heads up.

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    If the PC field is as bad as everyone says it is, imagine how bad it would be if it rained on Friday. The forecast isn’t calling for rain so I guess PC dodged that bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    Idk what type of offense PC runs but assuming they’re like most mountain teams, they’ll grind it out on the ground which would play into their strength. I could be wrong. it would virtually make CovCath one dimensional if it’s that bad. It’s also in the players heads too.
    As someone else noted above, Pulaski County is a passing oriented offense. They are the number one passing offense in 5A. They have thrown for 1,000 more yards than Covington Catholic. The team with the better running game is Covington Catholic. That is why I keep asking who the field conditions are an advantage for. As you noted, bad fields usually favor the grind it out running team which is Covington Catholic in this match up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    As someone else noted above, Pulaski County is a passing oriented offense. They are the number one passing offense in 5A. They have thrown for 1,000 more yards than Covington Catholic. The team with the better running game is Covington Catholic. That is why I keep asking who the field conditions are an advantage for. As you noted, bad fields usually favor the grind it out running team which is Covington Catholic in this match up.
    Then why wouldn’t PC move the game to Southwestern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    As someone else noted above, Pulaski County is a passing oriented offense. They are the number one passing offense in 5A. They have thrown for 1,000 more yards than Covington Catholic. The team with the better running game is Covington Catholic. That is why I keep asking who the field conditions are an advantage for. As you noted, bad fields usually favor the grind it out running team which is Covington Catholic in this match up.
    Very true. However with there literally being rain almost every Friday. Pulaski County is use to playing in that slop, and while playing in the slop they were still able to be the top passing team in 5A. So when it comes to still being able to do what they do in that slop, Pulaski County is use to it.

    While Covcath has one of the best lines and running backs in the state. They are use to solid footing surfaces. To where he can put his foot down at any point and be able to cut and get up field and shed tackles.

    So I would still say it favors Pulaski. Much like how the Highlands faithful down played the effects playing the slop would have on them. When they played down at Anderson County, and expected an easy win. They got to see first hand how playing in the slop does make it more difficult, especially if your not use to how to play, cut and run in it. Including something as simple as snapping the ball in the mud is a lot more difficult.

    So if Covcath was use to the mud. I would say it favors them. Due to the strong running game as you mentioned. However since they are not use to it. I do think it favors Pulaski still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel-fan View Post
    Then why wouldn’t PC move the game to Southwestern?
    Probably because they have played in that slop every Friday this year and still was the top passing team in 5a. So they are use to knowing how to still do their thing in the slop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    All this crying about the field is embarrassing. Get over it. Pulaski has home field advantage, end of story.
    This is a lame debate. Yes, they “earned” Home field by being in an even numbered region? I don’t think that there’s anyone who “earns” when it’s basically a random Home Field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi View Post
    This is a lame debate. Yes, they “earned” Home field by being in an even numbered region? I don’t think that there’s anyone who “earns” when it’s basically a random Home Field.
    Has nothing to do with all the whining. The game will be played at PC regardless of how many people cry about it.

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    They can play this game at Pulaski, or the moon, or meet in the middle and play on I-75. It's not going to matter, Cov Cath has way too much for Pulaski. The field may keep the score closer than if they were playing on turf, but Pulaski will need Cov Cath to play their absolute worst, and for them to play their absolute best if they want to win this game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracle93 View Post
    They can play this game at Pulaski, or the moon, or meet in the middle and play on I-75. It's not going to matter, Cov Cath has way too much for Pulaski. The field may keep the score closer than if they were playing on turf, but Pulaski will need Cov Cath to play their absolute worst, and for them to play their absolute best if they want to win this game.
    Have you actually seen both teams play this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach View Post
    Have you actually seen both teams play this year?
    Yes

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