Windsor High football player Mike Wolcott.

Windsor High wide receiver Mike Wolcott.

Windsor High School was about to have a homecoming without a football game – until a school from outside Jefferson County rode to the rescue Wednesday (Sept. 18).

Windsor C-1 School District Superintendent Joel Holland announced at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting that Windsor will host Park Hills Central on Friday night (Sept. 20). Kickoff will be moved to 8:30 p.m. to allow for the activities that had been scheduled in place of the previously cancelled game to go on as planned.

Windsor was notified two weeks ago that Lift for Life Academy, the original homecoming game opponent, would not be able to play. The Owls scrambled to find a replacement, calling schools across Missouri and even other states, to no avail. So the administration set up other school-spirit events for Friday night.

Then came the call Wednesday morning from Chad Bradley, the director of athletics at Central High in Park Hills. The Rebels were supposed to host Confluence Academy on Friday, but that school cancelled its appearance, leaving Central without a game. Bradley contacted Windsor A.D. Ross Koenig and the schools quickly solved their mutual problem.

“We turned over every rock looking for a game,” Koenig said Wednesday night. “They called, asking if we were still looking (for an opponent). It’s the best of both worlds. Park Hills was completely understanding of the situation, given the complexity of everything that goes on, plus the oddness of, what happened to us happened to them.”

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