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Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon


One more to go



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October 17, 2012 - A Wolves football game is always eventful - either it is a big play or the nail biting last few minutes, hoping another penalty does not push them back...again.

Even before kickoff there was a feeling it was going to be close - holding-on-to-the-edge-of-your-seat close. Not only because it was against rival Lake Orion but for the OAA Red title, which the Wolves held onto after last Friday's 21-14 win.

Now some nay sayers on the Lake Orion side said the Dragons would win flat out. It wouldn't be close. (I won't give any names. It is not their fault they never saw Clarkston play to really know what happens at a Wolves game.)

I believe they changed their mind though. It could have been with D.J. Zezula's 37-yard pass play to Alex Dicea near the end of the game fans knew something big just happened and it would continue.

Or maybe it was when Ian Eriksen crossed into the endzone with 14.3 seconds left to clinch the game for the Wolves.

It is also eventful because of the fans. Clarkston fans decked out in their blue and gold not only filled the visitors bleachers but took over the fence around Lake Orion's football field and trinkled into the home side of the bleachers, too.

Clarkston students, mostly in the Jungle (the student section), are the most enthusiastic - they are cheering for not only their favorite player but their friends.

I might be a little biased since I do like to stay on the Wolves' side of the field. It is easier to be on the Clarkston side for photos - you never know when the Jungle is going to go on the wild rollercoaster ride.

In case you missed it, there was a wizard, a knight and a tall Dragon in the Jungle during last Friday's game. I couldn't tell you what happened to the Dragon but by the end of the game the green creature was gone.

Wolfie did make an appearance so maybe him, the wizard and the knight know what happened.

The Wolves have one more game of the regular season which is this Friday in Oak Park. Then, it is onto playoffs which pairing are announced this Sunday on FOX Sports Detroit, 6 p.m. Do you think it will be Lake Orion for the first round?

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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