Ahead in the red

Brandon Verlinden seized control of the ball from Troy’s kickers and swerved through their defense to take a shot on goal.
The ball sailed by goalie Jason Wise into the back of the net, putting Clarkston on the scoreboard, 1-0, in the first nine minutes of the game.
They would continue to lead and win the game, 2-1.
Halfway through the first period, Troy tied the game, but Isaac Platte added one more goal and put the Wolves back in the lead.
Clarkston kickers didn’t back down to the Colts? pressure in the last half of the game.
Troy got a little tougher and made five shots on goal, each stopped by goalie Scott Messer, totaling eight saves for the night.
‘It got pretty rough and nasty, but the boys stood up to it,? said Clarkston head coach Adam Bican. ‘We were able to sub guys and put them in. I was very happy with the work ethic. I was very happy with the boys? attitudes. We got another win in the league and we’re happy about it.?
Before the game against Troy, the boys travelled to Rochester Adams on Sept. 9 and beat the home team in a shut-out, 2-0.
Alex Wilson and Kevin Pinkos made the two goals, and Jon Verros and Christian Nickolaou had assists.
The boys lead OAA Red with a 5-0 record.
The team continues to take the season one game at a time, but after their game against Troy-Athens Tuesday night, they are looking forward to host their cross town rivals Lake Orion on Thursday night.
‘They’re a good team, a real good team. They are dangerous offensively,? said Bican. ‘We’re excited. We love to play them. The boys will have no problem getting up for that one.?
Clarkston beat the Dragons earlier in the season in a shut-out, 2-0.
JV begins their game against Lake Orion at 5:30 p.m., varsity follows.