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Wendi's Word
Wendi’s Word A column by Wendi Reardon
Ode to the Wolves!

by Wendi Reardon

December 04, 2013

Congratulations to the Clarkston Wolves!

I am sorry I should be more descriptive on those two words - Congratulations to the 2013 MHSAA Division 1 Football State Champions!

All of you deserve it!

To all the players, we know you put in a lot of hard work not only during the season but into off season training and conditioning.

Many dream of stepping onto Ford Field and you made it - not only for yourselves but your family, friends and community.

To all of the coaching staff, thank you for putting in the time and the extra hours. It's not something you do from August through November. You guide the athletes all year long and help shape who they become.

I noticed the impact when I interviewed past players a few weeks ago. Each one learned something different from long-time Head Coach Kurt Richardson they could take with them as they headed off of the football field.

A huge congratulations to Coach Richardon "KR." Not only for reaching the milestone of 200 wins during this season but making it to Ford Field for the state finals and being the coach to hoist the trophy into the air.

The boys started the season with one loss in their opener over Rochester Adams, which junior quarterback DJ Zezula, this week's Athlete of the Week, admitted it helped the team out. Then, each week faced a new opponent, learning something new and coming out with a win for the next 13 weeks.

Celebrate this time, Wolves! These are the moments you will cherish for the rest of your life. Celebrate with friends, family and fans.

What a great fan base! Not only around Clarkston but Clarkston graduates were watching at Ford Field but all over - Texas, Kansas, and up north.

I know the coaches and players appreciate all you do for them. Please see KR's appreciation on page 11.

Thank you for Larry Wright, John Azzopardi and Kay Pearson for lending their photographic eyes throughout the season. And a thank you Renee Weaver-Wright!

A high five to all of you. It's not enough but neither is saying great job.