Wolves fall to Oak Park

It was back to work on Monday at practice after the Clarkston Varsity Football team lost to Oak Park in an OAA crossover game last Friday, 64-41.
Oak Park opened the night with a touchdown off a kick return and with a 2-point conversion, putting the score 8-0 in the Knights’ favor.
Senior Nic Miller caught Oak Park’s kick return and made his own run finding his way into the end zone on a 77-yard touchdown run off his return catch. The Wolves attempt at a 2-point conversion was no good, putting them behind by two points.
The Wolves scored again with a 7-yard touchdown run by senior Matt Miller with four minutes remaining in the first quarter. A PAT from senior Chris Acevedo was successful and Clarkston ended the first quarter behind, 15-13.
With 1:36 remaining in the second quarter, senior Mike DiPillo handed the ball off to senior Devin Parkison who went on a 31-yard touchdown run. Miller added two more points catching the pass from DiPillo, closing the Knights’ lead to seven points, 28-21.
The Wolves tied the score with 8:36 remaining in the third quarter with a 3-yard run by Parkison and a PAT from Acevedo.

Matt Miller goes on a run in the first quarter in the Wolves’ game against Oak Park. Photo by Wendi Reardon Price

Clarkston scored again less than two minutes later after junior Ayden Brooks blocked Oak Park’s punt. Nic Miller picked up the loose ball and ran it into the end zone for a touchdown. Another PAT from Acevedo put the Wolves up 35-28.
The Wolves last score of the night was a 51-yard touchdown pass from DiPillo to Miller six minutes remaining in the game to put Clarkston ahead 41-40.
DePillo went 12-for-22 in passing for 287 yards with one interception, one touchdown and one 2-point conversion for the night. Miller caught seven passes for 166 yards. Miller also rushed the ball five time for 28 yards. Parkison had 48 yards on five rushes. Buchmann had five kick returns for 91 yards and a 77-yard touchdown on his first kick return.
Brooks led defense with seven tackles and one blocked punt. Senior Dylan Erskine had three tackles and blocked an extra point attempt.
Senior Jason Zoch, junior Josh Adams and freshman Mason King had four tackles each.
The Wolves (1-2, 1-1 OAA Red) head to West Bloomfield (2-1, 1-0) on Friday. Kick off is at 7 p.m.

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