The mission statement of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, as stated in the preface of the KHSAA Handbook, reads as follows:
"The KHSAA shall establish, promote, and deliver the highest quality inter-scholastic athletic programs and activities in an efficient and progressive manner that emphasizes participation, safety, sportsmanship and integrity to enhance the educational experience of the student athlete."
It goes on to say that, "Ensuring a fair and equitable environment remains the primary focus for the Association."
Does the KHSAA practice what it preaches? Are they emphasizing "participation, sportsmanship and integrity"? Are they being "fair" in their decision to forfeit Danville's first two football games and strip the medals from Danville's track team? Were the student athletes even considered at all when Commissioner Brigid DeVries made her decision? I don't think so. And who is going to suffer the most because of this decision? The student athletes. The same student athletes who have done nothing wrong, but have been penalized as if they did. The same student athletes whose integrity has been challenged, over something they had no control over.