Athletes of the Week
Strong to the end
November 02, 2011 - The Wolves from the Clarkston JV Football team celebrated after their game at Lake Orion High School, Oct. 20.
The 2011 Clarkston JV football team. Photo by Visual Sports Network (click for larger version)
They had finished the season as OAA Red league champions after beating the Dragons in their last game for the season, 28-21.
The boys were undefeated throughout the season finishing with a stellar 9-0 record.
The home opener began the momentum as the boys successfully sent Rochester Adams home after the Wolves won on Aug. 25, 42-12.
The Wolves continued adding on a 31-14 win over West Bloomfield; 34-27 win over Troy-Athens; 28-17 win over Troy and a 35-10 win over Pontiac.
For their next two home games on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, they kept their opponents in the single digits. They defeated Rochester first scoring 32 points and only allowed the Falcons to score eight. Then, against Pontiac the defense line kept the Phoenix to seven points as the offensive line rallied 42.
The boys visited Oxford to add a 49-22 win to their record.
The team had five freshman players; Cole Chewins, Adam Kline, Joe Popp, D.J. Zezula and Bryce Witherspoon and one junior Jerome Clevidence.
The rest of the roster included sophomores: Scott Allen, Jacob Armstrong, Griffin Barta, Gavin Butler, Marco Carlesimo, Tim Cason, Alex Deherder, Eric Dumas, Ian Eriksen, Ryan Feeley, Stevan Franko, Joe Friend, Jacob Gozdor, Tyler Grant, George Haight, Shane Hynes, A.J. Johnson, Jeremy Kalisz, Reid Kaminski, Adam Klebba, John Kreski, Stephon Lester, Grant McCallister, Jason McCowan, Jim McKillop, Joe Miller, Dominik Monson, Quinn Montgomery, Nick Morey, Brenden Newvine, Alex Peck, Jesse Pierson, Ryan Rea, Zach Roberts, Alex Salim, Ben Schuster, Nick Seguin, Jacob Smith, Kyle Smith, Mitch Smith, Jordan Stauffer, John Suarez, Chatfield Summers, Michael Yates, Caine Watlington, and Taylor Winiger.
Fifteen players were brought onto the varsity team as they continue on in the MHSAA playoffs.
Congrats on a great season!
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.