Wolves off to Oxford

Clarkston’s gridiron heroes are looking for their next win as they head to Oxford this week
“Oxford always plays us tough,” said long-time Clarkston Varsity Football Head Coach Kurt Richardson.
Both the Wolves and the Wildcats walked away from the field Friday night with shutout losses to their foes. Clarkston lost to West Bloomfield on the road, 24-0, and Oxford lost to Lake Orion at home, 35-0.
Richardson added the Wildcats match up to the Wolves including having the same 1-3 overall record.
“They’re young, we’re young,” he said. “They are young all over. They have a sophomore quarterback, we have a sophomore quarterback. They have some freshman playing, we have some freshman playing.”
The Wolves ended their first quarter at West Bloomfield on Friday behind, 10-0. The Lakers added one more touchdown before the half closed.
‘We came out flat for whatever reason,” Richardson said. “We’ve got to stop turning over the ball. It’s killing us right now. Our backs are against the wall now – we’ve got to perform.”
He added their were bright spots to the night including defense.
“I think we improved defensively,” he said.
Senior Dylan Erskine led defense with seven tackles and recovered a fumble. Sophomore Caleb Stalworth had seven tackles. Juniors Ayden Brooks and Rocco Spindler both had five tackles. Senior Datrius McKinney had four tackles and recovered a fumble and freshman Mason King had four tackles.
“We played hard,” Richardson added. “We got down early but we kept scrapping, I liked that.”
For offense, Sophomore Mike DePillo completed four passes for 61 yards. Senior Devin Parkison caught two passes for 40 yards. Junior Jack Gurn rushed the ball 15 times for 36 yards.
Kick off is at 7 p.m. at Oxford High School, 745 N. Oxford Road.
~Wendi Reardon Price