BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
Clarkston’s gridiron heroes have seen some tough opponents and this Friday’s game at Rochester Adams won’t be any different as both are battling for the OAA Red crown.
“They are pretty good,” said Kurt Richardson, long-time head coach for Clarkston Varsity Football, about the Wolves’ familiar foes. “We have to stop their running game. They are pretty solid all the way around, but their running game is their strength. We have played them in the past as our crossover because they are a good program with good kids.”
He added, “Adams is very, very good. We will have to play our best game of the year so far to beat them.”
The Wolves added one more win to their record last Friday in their battle at Troy Athens, 45-13.
“The score is deceiving,” Richardson shared. “I don’t think we played real well. It was sloppy, too many penalties. We didn’t execute real well.”
Senior running backs Michael Fluegel and Josh Cantu led in scoring with two touchdowns each. Fluegel scored on a 32-yard run and a 72-yard run while rushing the ball 124 yards on six carries. Cantu scored on a 2-yard run and a 15-yard run as he rushed 16 times for 132 yards.
Junior running back Jake Billette had a 25-yard touchdown run to help the boys in scoring.
Senior quarterback Nate Uballe was 6-for-14 for 116 yard with one touchdown to senior wide receiver Spencer Lenardson on a 42-yard pass. Lenardson had two receptions for 64 yards.
Junior kicker Tristan Mattson had a 43-yard field goal and went 4-for-4 on PATs. Senior Jermaine Roemer went 2-for-2 on PATs.
Senior Maxx Brennan led defense with six tackles and one interception. Senior Anthony Simmons had four tackles for 17 yards loss. Junior Josh Luther had five tackles and junior Conor Donahue had three tackles.
“The good thing is we got out of Athens pretty much injury free,” Richardson said. “To be healthy going into Adams against them is big.”
Kick off at Rochester Adams High School, 3200 West Tienken Road, is 7 p.m.
Both teams go in 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the OAA Red.