Indianapolis school added to Boyle schedule

Boyle County’s football schedule is full once again with the addition of a game against Indianapolis Tech on Sept. 16 at Rebel Stadium.

Boyle coach Larry French told the Advocate’s Hal Morris today that the game is set, and it now appears on both Boyle’s page on the KHSAA online schedule and on Indianapolis Tech’s page on an IHSAA-sanctioned schedule site. Both pages currently list it as a road game for the respective teams, but French confirmed that the game will be at Boyle.

The game replaces an Oct. 7 game at Hancock County (Tenn.) that Hancock abruptly canceled last week, apparently after it had replaced Boyle with another opponent. The TSSSA schedule site shows that Hancock will play Ewing (Va.) Thomas Walker on the same night it was to have played the Rebels.

The game at Hancock would have been a walkover for Boyle, but this one probably won’t. Indianapolis Tech, also known locally as Arsenal Tech (the school occupies what was once a U.S. Civil War arsenal), plays in Indiana’s Class 5A, the largest of that state’s enrollment classes, and is in a sectional that includes 2010 5A runner-up Lawrence Central and current 5A No. 1 Indianapolis Warren Central. The Titans are 1-1 so far this summer under first-year coach Emil Ekiyor after going 8-2 last season.

The public school has an enrollment of about 2,000 students and includes three magnet programs. It is located only about a mile from Indianapolis’ central business district. It was originally designated as a practice site for one of the teams that will participate in the 2012 Super Bowl, but those plans have been changed. There won’t be a return game in Indianapolis, however, as the contract between the teams is for only one year.

Boyle will now have an open date Oct. 7.

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