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Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon


Wolves will overcome



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September 14, 2011 - You have to give a big kudos to Clarkston Athletics and the coaches - when they know a rule was broken they immediately call Michigan High School Athletic Association and the athletic offices of the teams involved.

The Clarkston High School Boys Varsity Football went from a 3-0 to a 1-2 record this week.

One of the players they thought was eligible to play was not and played in both games. After they found out he was ineligible they immediately took action even if it meant taking the losses.

I feel bad for the team - they worked hard during those games.

Also I feel like I have been listening to the coaches to much because I am going to say lessons have been learned, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and all any other pep talk you can think of.

Wolves, it doesn't change you - you rocked those first three games on talent and teamwork. Six more games in the regular season - let's go. Especially the last game scheduled against Lake Orion - but I will keep the thoughts of fighting Dragons, which are imaginary at a later time.

But after two football games on the road, there is nothing like the Clarkston gridiron gang being on their turf for the home opener.

Clarkston has great fans - filling the stands not just at home games but at away games, in the visitor and home bleachers.

Being at away games just isn't the same - maybe it is just the Wolf pride and everyone coming out. Come on, where else can you spend time with friends or family for such a great price. (A ticket at the movies would cost double the price of one ticket for the football game, plus food.) Not to mention the sounds from the Clarkston High School Marching Band and the cheerleaders opening the night with the fight song.

The boys are back home next week for their homecoming game against Pontiac. The week kicks off next Monday with the annual Powder Puff game where the senior girls take on the juniors for bragging right.

It was also a good weekend for University of Michigan, Michigan State and the Detroit Lions.

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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