Kentucky High Schools Directed to Not Shake Hands after Athletic Events

Published 10/10 2013 11:48AM

Updated 10/10 2013 11:50AM

(WAVE) The state flag features Daniel Boone and Henry Clay shaking hands, and yet the Kentucky High School Athletic Association is directing member schools to refrain from postgame handshakes.

It's what happens after the final horn. There is a winner and a loser. The two come together for a postgame handshake. It is a sign of sportsmanship, a way for the defeated to congratulate the victor and for the triumphant to console their opponent.

In a directive from the KHSAA schools in the Bluegrass State are discouraged from participating in the practice.

"I've heard about it, I do it, that's for our administration to decide. My job is to coach, if they tell me to go to the locker room after the game I do it, if they tell me to shake hands I do it," Trinity head football coach Bob Beatty said.

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