Windermere High football announces 2024 schedule, new stadium set for Sept 13 debut

In its first season as an independent, the Wolverines' schedule will have a new look but will close regular season with rivals Horizon in the Battle of the Groves.

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Windermere High football, in its first season as an independent program, is the latest West Orange and Southwest Orange County area team to announce its schedule for 2024. 

As the Wolverines will not be part of the FHSAA for football in the next two seasons, and subsequently are no longer in the same playing district with the usual group of West Orange and Southwest Orange County’s five Class 7A athletic programs — Dr. Phillips High, Ocoee High, Olympia High and West Orange High — their schedule doesn’t feature the usual inter-area games against those teams. 

Despite the lack of familiar-area foes, there is plenty to be excited about in Windermere’s 2024 slate, like its rivalry game — The Battle of the Groves — at the end of the season against Horizon High. 

Another game that will be monumental, more because of its significance for the program and school as a whole, is the Sept 13 home opener against University High. This is slated to be the inaugural football game played at the school’s new on-campus stadium, after seven seasons at Deputy Scott Pine Community Park. 

The other game area high school football fans can get excited about is the Wolverines’ Sept 27 matchup against Lake Buena Vista High, which is the only other all-West, -Southwest Orange County area game on the schedule. 

Full 2024 Schedule

Preseason: at Gateway High, Aug 16

Week 1: at Harmony High, Aug 23

Week 2: at Cypress Creek High, Aug 30

Week 3: at Colonial High, Sept 6

Week 4: vs. University High, Sept 13 (opening of new home stadium)

Week 5: vs. East River High, Sept 20

Week 6: vs. Lake Buena Vista High, Sept 27

Week 7: BYE WEEK

Week 8: vs. Oak Ridge High, Oct 10 (Thursday)

Week 9: vs. Lake Howell High, Oct 18

Week 10: at Innovation High, Oct 24 (Thursday)

Week 11: at Horizon High, Nov 1



Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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