Saturday’s game between Doss and Corbin has officially been cancelled due to social media circumstances and a scheduling conflict.
Here are details on the decision:
During an interview on Friday morning, Louisville Doss High School Athletic Director Danny McCreedy said he had spoken with Corbin High School Athletic Director Andrew Roark and the two made the decision to cancel the two teams’ boys basketball game in the Petrey & Newcomb Orthodontics Classic in Corbin on Saturday.
“We had a few issues with going down there,” McCreedy said, when asked how the decision was made to cancel the game against Corbin. “With the climate and things that were going on, we wanted to avoid any potential issues that could arise — given all the circumstances surrounding some of the social media things.”
“We know kids react with emotions especially surrounding a basketball game,” McCreedy said. “We didn’t want that to be the catalyst for something that doesn’t belong in high school sports.”
The Corbin High School basketball team has been surrounded in controversy since its Jan. 19 game against Knox Central High School. After the game two of the team’s athletes were involved in recording and publishing a video that quickly went viral on social media. The statement made in the video was believed by many to be a comment on the race of some of the Knox Central athletes.