Homecoming hopes dashed in final seconds

The fall winds whirled around the field at the beginning the fourth quarter, marking the change in weather and the game.
The Wolves had recovered from the 30 point deficiency against Southfield-Lathrup from the first half and tied the score, 38-38.
After Lathrup’s unsuccessful four tries to break the tie, Clarkston got possession back at their 19 yard line.
Quarterback Tyler Scarlett held onto the ball for several keeper plays getting it down to the other side of the field to the 10-yard line.
The snap went back to Scarlett. He faked the pass and held onto the ball as Lathrup went into the other direction.
Scarlett ran forward and finished in the end zone.
Jon Avery kicked for the extra point and the Wolves were ahead for the first time during their Homecoming game.
The boys had two minutes to keep them from scoring, but a face mask penalty against Clarkston in the last 40 seconds put the Chargers at the three yard line.
Quentin Rice ran past defense and scored putting Lathrup back into the lead.
The Chargers went for the two point conversion and won, 46-45.
‘We had a good second half,? said Wolves Head Coach Kurt Richardson. ‘They realized they didn’t do well (during the first half). We got to do better defensively.?
Scarlett completed 17 of 35 passes for 272 yards and rushed for 134 yards.
Avery was 3-3 in his points after touchdowns.
Dakota Bender scored three touchdowns during the game and Kyle Rivenburgh scored two.
Lathrup went into the game with a 33-0 loss from Lake Orion the previous week. The Chargers learned a few things after competing against the two state ranked teams.
‘We understood what was at stake,? said Chargers coach Stephon Thompson. ‘I just have to give kudos to them (Clarkston). We knew we had to make more than 35 points to win. For us to come in here and do what we did we feel at least we can compete with this division.?
The boys will be on the road for the next two games beginning with Royal Oak (0-5, 0-4 OAA Red) this Friday.
Despite their record, Richardson and the team are not going down there light-hearted.
‘They do some things well,? he said. ‘Our goal is to get down there and win.?
The Wolves last Homecoming loss was seven years ago to Troy, 33-0.