Home opener comes earlier than expected for West Creek

Home opener comes earlier than expected for West Creek

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Home opener comes earlier than expected for West Creek

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West Creek has picked up a fifth home game, and it’s right around the corner.

The Coyotes will play Todd County Central of Elkton, Ky., on Saturday night, in a game originally scheduled as a Friday road game.

“They resodded their field and the sod hasn’t taken like they expected it to,” West Creek coach Jon Offutt said. “They thought the conditions were too bad to play on, so we moved it here.”

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Offutt said Todd County Central officials contacted West Creek athletic director Michael Slight Monday and indicated the game may have to be moved, before confirming on Tuesday.

After hosting a jamboree last weekend, West Creek wasn’t scheduled to play at home until Sept. 5, when the Coyotes would have faced District 10-AAA rival Kenwood in the first of four straight home games.

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“We’d been working on the field all summer long though, trying to get it ready,” Offutt said. “The field is ready to go. The big thing for us was getting officials and getting concessions stocked. That’s one reason we’re playing on Saturday, because all the officials were booked for Friday.”

The rescheduling of the contest represents a bit of a financial windfall for West Creek, as the gate receipts will be split with Todd County Central.

“We believe we’ll get a pretty good crowd,” Offutt said.

Reach Maurice Patton at 615-259-8018 and on Twitter @mopatton_sports.

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