State Football Championship Prompts Community Celebration

Kirkwood High School will hold a community event at Station Plaza Saturday to celebrate the Pioneers' first state football championship. The celebration will include the KHS band, cheerleaders, football team and notable speakers.

Article updated 11:05 a.m., with information provided by the Kirkwood School District.

To celebrate the Kirkwood High School football team's historic state championship win over Fort Osage High School Nov. 23, Kirkwood High School is organizing a community celebration on Saturday.

Order of Events:

2 pm: KHS football team arrives at KHS Essex Parking Lot (801 W. Essex), and will board two busses and depart to downtown Kirkwood.

2:15 pm: KHS football team will stop at Mike Duffy’s (124 W. Jefferson) for pictures

2:30 pm: KHS Band, cheerleaders, and poms begin playing at Station Plaza (intersection of Kirkwood Road and E. Madison Ave.)

2:30-2:45 pm: KHS football Team arrives at Station Plaza



  • KHS principal, Dr. Mike Havener
  • KSD superintendent of schools, Dr. Tom Williams
  • KSD Board president Scott Stream
  • KHS athletic director Corey Nesslage
  • KHS ‘83 alumna and KHS Athletic Hall of Fame member Alvin Miller
  • KHS football coach Matt Irvin

3:30 pm: Football team returns to KHS

In case of inclement weather, the celebration will be moved to 4 p.m. and be held in David Holley Assembly Hall, 801 W. Essex.

For a rundown of Kirkwood's dominating win over Fort Osage High School for the state title, see: Kirkwood Football Wins First State Championship.

Blogger Michael Biedenstein delivered exemplary coverage of Kirkwood Football's 2012 season. Relive the Pioneers' road to victory through Patch's Pioneer Football Topic Page.

mmm4mom November 27, 2012 at 05:35 PM
The Kirkwood football page says it is 2:30 at Station Plaza and would be 4 p.m. if it is in the gym due to bad weather. What is correct?
mmm4mom November 27, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Okay, never mind, it has changed since I read it the first time. Thanks.
Tony Wicker November 27, 2012 at 08:23 PM
It's a shame they have to do it the same time there is another event going on. The Kirkwood Freshman Wrestling Tournament is going on at the same time so the freshman players, coaches, and workers will be unable to attend. Sorry I will be unable to attend this wonderful event due to the commitment to the wrestling program.


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