Westerville North will host Westerville Central this Friday with both teams needing a win to stay in the OCC Buckeye Division title race. Also on the line is the Curt Jackowski “Throwdown Across Maxtown” Memorial Trophy presented to the winner of this contest.
The trophy is named in honor of the late Curt Jackowski who passed away in July 2014. Jackowski served Westerville City Schools as the Executive Director of Human Resources and, more directly the students and community, as the principal of Westerville North and president of the football booster club of Westerville Central. His influence and dedication to Central and North was impressive and will not soon be forgotten. Curt coined the term “Throwdown Across Maxtown” during his tenure at Westerville North – naming the road that divides the attendance area between the schools…however, everything Curt did was to bring the schools and community together. The trophy (pictured below) was designed and built by Jim Lytle – a great friend of Curt’s who served as an Assistant Principal at both Central and North – and has a genuine Maxtown Road sign and an actual piece of Maxtown Road.
Central has won the previous three contests and looks to retain the Jackowski Trophy…the Warhawks will come to Jim McCann Stadium looking for victory and the trophy.
Our hope is that Curt’s wife Val, children Grant, Morgan and Nate and granddaughter Emberlynn will be in attendance to present the trophy to the winning team in a post game ceremony.