That's actually not the official opening weekend of the football season. However, by giving up a preseason scrimmage, teams are allowed to open on what is called "week zero" and then have an open date.
Danville will host the annual Bob Allen Pigskin Classic Aug. 29 - the official football opening weekend - when it faces Franklin County after Boyle plays Rockcastle County in the second game.
The annual PBK Bank Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln on Aug. 28 will pair the host Patriots against East Jessamine and Garrard County against Rowan County and coach Shadon Brown, the former Danville player and Boyle assistant coach.
* Mercer County's Donald Mac Yocum may have sent one of the more imaginative e-mails I have ever received.
"Now that Matt Pilgrim is leaving Kentucky, it leads one to ponder the all-time never played a game UK team. My list would include: Shawn Kemp, John Stewart, Pat Foschi (era 1975), Bill Willoughby, Guenther Benke, Michael Southall and Vince Sanford.
"Then you have those whom we suspect committed but never signed: Daryl Dawkins, Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowitski and the infamous Ralph Sampson who said, 'I have chosen to attend the University of Kentucky, oh I mean Virginia.'
"Pretty good list of what ifs considering Willoughby and Dawkins would have been in the class behind Jack Givens and company and a combination of Sam Bowie, Ralph Sampson and Melvin Turpin would have somewhat imposing.
"Just playing the Jerry Claiborne iffin' game."
Claiborne, UK's former football coach, loved to criticize those who said if this had happened or that had happened then a game's outcome would have been different. But Yocum raises some interesting thoughts.
What if Kemp, Willoughby and Benke had played at UK? What if Dawkins, McGrady and Nowitski really had signed with Kentucky?
They were all big-time players that either were definitely headed to Kentucky or seemed to be. I would not yet put Pilgrim's name in the class with any of those players, but maybe in a year or two we'll all be speculating about what impact Pilgrim would have had if he had played at Kentucky.
* Loudetta Robertson is upset with the Advocate's summer camp coverage.
"I have seen you cover every camp for football, soccer, and basketball - but there has been no mention of the free wrestling camp that coach Jeff Selby held at Danville. I think these kids deserve their picture in the paper, too.
"Coach Selby and his staff work hard offering their free time so that Danville can have a wrestling team - and they get very little support from the Advocate. I hope in the future that you will cover more of the wrestling program at DHS and Bate Middle."
First, let's clarify a couple of points. We would like to think we could cover every summer camp, but we can't. Sometimes there are scheduling conflicts with camps going on at the same time.
Second, we can't cover a camp if we don't know it is being held. No one connected with the Danville wrestling program let us know about a camp. That's why Advocate writers and photographers were at other camps last week that we knew about.
Third, our job is not to support any sports team. Our job is to cover the news and judge coverage based on interest. We don't cover middle school teams in any sports because of the demand we have to cover high school athletics. Danville is also the only area team to have a wrestling team and that means the interest does not equal what it does for sports that more than one area team plays.
But we did cover wrestling last season and will continue to do so. We will also continue to try and spend time at summer camps - or at least we will at the ones we know about.