Starting next season, Jessamine County will play host to a high school football bowl.
Similar to the two bowl games East Jessamine played in at the beginning of the year, the yet-to-be-named bowl would be held on the first Friday of next year’s football season, Aug. 19.
“We feel like it would be a great opportunity to bring this community together,” district Athletic Director Ken Cox said, “where everyone can support Jessamine County.”
At a special session of the Nicholasville Tourism Commission on Thursday morning, Cox presented the plan, which calls for a football doubleheader to kick off the new season. The games would be held at whatever school the East versus West game is not played. Next year’s cross-town match-up is scheduled at West, so the bowl game would be held at East.
The district plans to bring in two out-of-town schools on two-year contracts. In the first year, one would play East and the other would play West; in year two, the out-of-town schools would play the Jessamine County school they didn’t play in year one.