KOKOMO – Friday nights are built for high school football in the state of Indiana. However, this weekend, rivals are coming together to help rebuild Kokomo.
The tornadoes that swept through central Indiana Wednesday afternoon, specifically in Kokomo, left its mark. The videos of the storm have cycled through the Internet, which flattened a Starbucks in the heart of Kokomo amongst the thousands of square miles covered across the Hoosier and Buckeye states.
Instead of Kokomo High School’s football program and adjoining fan base packing up and heading to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this weekend to meet Hamilton High School for a football game, the contest was cancelled. In a tremendous show of unification, Hamilton Heights has chosen to travel to Kokomo to help clean up the town and assist with the recovery efforts.
From Kokomo High School principal Angela Blessing’s Twitter account on Thursday:
“The Kokomo-Heights game tomorrow at Lucas Oil Stadium has been cancelled. Heights players will help clean up Kokomo tomorrow.”
And also on the Kokomo High School Facebook:
“The game at Lucas Oil vs Hamilton Heights will not be played tomorrow. Heights players will be coming to Kokomo to work alongside our team to help out the community. We will play at Lucas Oil at a later date! #765standbackup #wearethekats”
The new date was not immediately announced, but the IHSAA has recognized the decision in postponing the game.