2013 Game Schedule
FROSH Game #9 - Rochester Adams vs. Rochester
October 24th, 2013
Young Highlanders finish season 9-0 by defeating rival Falcons 53-13
The young Highlanders finalized their dynamic season in style on a cold brisk Thursday evening at Highlander stadium by
beating rival Rochester 53-13. The resulting win was a punctuation to an exciting season filled with great expectations and great play from players that may not have been considered star power but certainly proved worthy as the season progressed.
With any great team you need kids that can grow and mature to that next level as the season goes along. This group showed all that there are many kids in this special category. From the opening kickoff at Clarkston where the heat was unbearable to the finishing touches of beating rival Rochester High on a very cold night, the boys delivered each week a play that was high on preparation, a work ethic that was second to none, large doses of effort and finally enthusiastic passion.
Coach Wrinkle stepped up in a huge way for the boys in Brown n Gold. He was tough as nails on them and asked much from all. He expected the team to perform at a high level and prepared them as if they were going into the playoffs. This attitude transferred to the boys and to the field. The result was great play from all fronts. Coach Wrinkle’s belief in working hard and playing hard but enjoying the journey played a huge role in developing these kids for greatness in the very near future. The kids
displayed much respect for Coach Wrinkle and his staff.
Players of the season are not limited to one or two but many on this special team. Starting with QB Mitchell Sokol leading the troops while Kyle Wood recovers from a broken wrist Sokol grew so much in such a short amount of time that all wonder and know that the sky is the limit for this 6’3” speedster/playmaker. Superslot Julian “Sunshine” Benavides scored many and often but all noticed how much he grew at the safety position. Going from hesitant to Big Hit sure tackler was a delight for all to capture. FB/OLB John Brucia’s play from inside the tackles was impressive and even more so as he hit the hole hard after each
game. Brucia’s deft moves inside and ability to make the big play on a consistent game in game out basis proves to all that determination is the key to success not how much you weigh. Tyler Wineke’s play on both sides of the ball is simply put “inspiring”. His passion for the game is clear to all and his playmaking ability on defense is a thing of beauty. “Tackle for loss” might be his nickname if he continues this pace. Slot/DB Mark Patritto went from playing to playmaker in one season.
Patritto’s confidence grew with each game as he engineered his way into the endzone on offense but his physical play on defense made the most improvement. Highlighted by a knockout block at Southfield during a punt return that still has the grounds crew talking. MLB/OG Ben Petersmark turned into a hitting machine that captivated all that watched the game. Most of all Ben had the flair for the dramatic Big Hit. His hits were memorable and often as the bonecrushing bruiser gave Oxford a taste of Linebacker U and finished his season against rival Rochester with a knockout punch heard throughout the City. Ben’s unseen
hits were disguised on the other side of the ball as the pulling Guard sent many to the turf. There is plenty more on this team that we can highlight however lets save those plays for next season.
As for the game this past Thursday…It was all Adams and by half it was 40-0. All got in and by the time the clock ticked it’s last tock it was 53-13. Yes, TD’s from Sokol, Patritto, Benavides, Golding—big runs by John Brucia and Kyle Patton—wicked TFL’s by Wineke---A monster Hit from Petersmark that shook the seats…again---an Anthony Peters and Ben Petersmark interception….An Owen Groesser attempt at an extra point…Surefoot Ronan making extra pts…the Oline dominated led by Mr
All in all a great season capped off by a great game. Thank you all for helping these boys each week. Without great Parents there would not be great kids. The seeds and foundation for greatness has been planted. It is now time to watch them closely as they mature and grow into the men they will be.
FROSH Game #8 - Rochester Adams vs.Bloomfield
October 17th, 2013
Blackhawk Down 46-6 Mission Complete
On a cold and drizzly Thursday afternoon tilt the Fr Adams Highlanders flexed their muscles for the newly formed Bloomfield Hills
High Blackhawks. With a nice introduction to OAA White football the Young Highlanders pelted the Blackhawks early with big plays and later with precision type Offense in route to a 46-6 win at Highlander stadium.
The new Track was sticking to the ground quite nicely and looking very good from up above. The young Highlanders followed suit with a strong running game that started with a 42 trap play to often used star 4 back John Brucia. Brucia gained 20 yards on his first carry of the game and then Superslot Julian Benavides took the ball on a counter play for a quick 6-0 lead on the first offensive series of the game. Time 8:18 Q1
The Defensive unit started strong with TFL’s and inspired play from DL Tyler Wineke and OLB John Brucia. #54 ILB Ben Petersmark continued his hitting spree with a large thud on 3rd and long to force the first of many punts for the Blackhawks.
The offense did not waste much time on the 2nd series as QB Mitchell Sokol tried to break in the track with a dash from 30 yards out for another TD at the 5:13 mark of Q1. Adams now lead 12-0
The defensive unit came out again and much to the dismay of the Bloomfield Blackhawks there were others that got in on the hitting frenzy. Brandon Schick delivered a blow to the Bloomfield QB in the backfield for another TFL and forcing another Blackhawk punt.
Like any good soldier you do what you are told and work well as a team no matter what the circumstances. Head Coach Wrinkle clearly leads and has painted a nice picture of what to expect when one plays the Highlanders. The team is noticeably in better shape than any team we have faced this year. The 4th Q numbers show truth in how to finish a game. There has only been 1 team to score in the 4thQ all season (Farmington with 2mins to go).
As Adams kicked off to Bloomfield LB Anthony Peters rushed down the field for another tackle on special teams. A few plays later the Offense shot the score (Julian Benavides) to 19-0 with a Sean “Surefoot” Ronan extra point. At the end of Q1 score was 19-0 Adams.
The Blackhawks fired up an offensive assault on our corners on the next possession. The strong armed, bruised, and ill fated QB of Bloomfield started throwing the ball down the field. Blackhawks focused on CB Jack Lovalvo and then finally hitting the landing zone with a 3rd try with a QB sneak at the 7:16 mark of Q2 making the score 19-6 Adams.
Bloomfield kicked off to the wrong unit this time. Return man, John Brucia returned the ball 45 yards for another scamper to the Bloomfield 27 yard line.Super son , Mark Patritto of the legendary Head Coach Tony Patritto, made a bunch of Blackhawks look foolish as he weaved and bobbed his way into the endzone for an effortless looking TD run. Blocks by Schick and Ronan
cleared the path for the Endzone Engineer making the score 26-6 before anyone could dry off at Half. Surefoot good!
Q3 was more the same as Mark “Endzone engineer” Patritto took another counter play to the colonel’s house for a score of
32-6. The Blackhawks saw the ball in Q3 but not for long as the defense smothered the Offense in penetrating fashion.
Buchanon, Morton, and Petersmark led the charge for the Defense as they ambushed the Blackhawks from all sides. Ben Petersmark delivered another gift for the Adams offense by recovering a fumble after another of his hard hits.
The O wasted about as much time as our troops did when invading Iran and Iraq. John Brucia took the orders from Coach Wrinkle and delivered a message on the next play. The TD from Brucia and the extra point from “Surefoot” Ronan made it 39-6
#13 Colin McGrath picked off a pass on the next defensive onslaught and the tanks began moving into the garage for a buff.
DB Bryan Collier had a little air Defense of his own as #31 picked off a targeted pass from the tired Blackhawk QB. Giving the
ball once again to our Offense in great field position.
As the field General, Coach Wrinkle wanted to see others face adversity in the midst of a blowout. Kyle Patton, Tim Purcell, Jacob Golding all saw the ball and made some nice plays. #46 Jacob Gianakopolous 4 backed his way for an impressive looking TD run outside the 20 yard line ending the barrage of scoring and calling a clear cut… Mission Completed!
Adams wins 46-6
8-0 first place
Defensive Notables: Petersmark/Wineke
Special Team Notable: Anthony Peters
Play of the game---Julian Benavides end around
FROSH Game #7 - Rochester Adams vs.Southfield
October 10th, 2013
In a turnover filled game of undefeated teams the Adams Highlanders posted a 7th consecutive win by beating the Southfield Blue Jays Thursday night 19-8.
For the first time all season the young Highlanders were losing 8-0 early in Q1 after a muffed kick by Adams the Blue jays recovered the ball on the 35 yard line. The very next play they went deep to their star WR and he took them down to the 7 yard line. A fumble by Southfield and Adams hopped on the ball to recover on the 2 nd yard line. On the next play the Adams Offense mishandled the exchange and the ball fell into the end zone while a host of Blue Jays jumped on the opportunity for a TD. The 2 pt conversion was good at the 9:38 mark of Q1. 8-0 Southfiel. The young Highlanders knew they were in for a battle this day. The Offense moved down the field on the next possession with hard fought runs by Julian Benavides and QB Mitchell Sokol. With Adams knocking on the door Coach Wrinkle called a pass play that was intended for WR Mark Patritto. Sokol scrambled around and threw a late ball that was intercepted on the 2 yard line at the 6:55 mark.
Southfield’s Offense marched 50 yards on the next couple of plays due in large part to their elusive QB. The QB coughed up the ball later in the series and Adams recovered on the their 35 yard line. QB Sokol led the team back to scoring position with strong runs up the middle. Julian “Sunshine” Benavides ran around the end a few more times to pave way for 4back John
Brucia. Brucia pierced the Southfield defense with deft moves and broke the play inside for an Adams TD at 1:52 Q1. The extra point was blocked—score 6-8 Southfield.
The Southfield offense stepped back on the field once again only to turn the ball over to Adams’ defensive stalwart Tyler Wineke. The fumble recovery led to a Benavides big run nearing the goal line but a Southfield defender stripped the ball from his hands as he was fighting for extra yardage. The Blue Jay defender bolted out of the pile with gusto and the ball as he ran down the sidelines. Mitchell Sokol was determined to run down the Blue Jay before he hit paydirt. Sokol in a mad dash caught him from behind, leaped and dragged him down at the 3yard line in a spectacular display of determination.
The Defense would not let that play go unnoticed. The defense was led by ILB Ben Petersmark. Southfield did not gain a yard on the goal line stand. The defense had stops on the ground as the Blue Jays tried to challenge the outside of our defense. On 4th and goal the Blue jays tried to pass their way into the endzone but the pass fell incomplete.
The Offense came back on the next series and had John Brucia take them another 10 yards as the boys moved the chains for an Adams 1st down. Patritto tried to get in on the running machine but fumbled at the 6:59 mark of Q2.
Southfield barely missed a quick strike by over throwing a wide open receiver in the end zone with 4:55 to go in the first half. Adams Defense stopped them once again but this time the Offense took care of the ball. John Brucia broke free for 20 yards after dodging a team of Jays. Coach Wrinkle called Brucia’s number once again and the call proved to be right on as Brucia took them down 25 yards to the 1 yard line. Sokol punched it from the 1 yard line for a TD and a 12-8 lead. 2:10 to go in half.
The Adams defense stifled the Southfield Offense all day and the last series of the half you could tell that the Blue Jays were not used to the relentless pursuit of these hit happy Highlanders. After 3 plays of stuffing the Jays the Southfield Offense had to unt once again with 35 Seconds to go in the half. The punt went off to Benavides as he ducked and weaved his way to an opening up the middle then broke wide to the sideline. As the clock ticked and “Sunshine” hit his stride there was a large "BOOM” on the field during the play… Mark Patritto and Ben Petersmark decleated 2 would be tacklers and sent them flying to the ground paving the way for Benavides TD return to end the half and a 19-8 lead that would hold up for the game.
The 2nd half remained tight and hard fought by both teams. The battle of field position was evident and the Offense was lead by John Brucia. Brucia made some incredible runs right in the heart of the Southfield Defense but turnovers once again reared its ugly head at Mark Patritto fumbled while going into the endzone for a score at the 4:58 mark of Q3.
Southfield went to the air in Q4 and started passing on us but a big hit and TFL by #46 Jacob Gianakopoulos and a great play
by corner #13 Collin McGrath stalled the Blue Jays in their tracks. McGrath stepped in front of a dart to intercept his first ball of the year. McGrath’s play was a great display of athleticsm and anticipation. With the Adams Offense now on the field it was time to eat some clock and put away the game.
A crazy catch by Mark Patritto from Julian Benavides capped off the offense as the young Highlanders took a knee on the 5
yard line with under 90 seconds to go in the game. Adams 19 Southfield 8
Notables Defense: Boileau/Wineke/Petersmark
Play of the day: (2) Sokol’s TD saving tackle on the 3 yard line
Benavides punt return for a TD with under 20 seconds remaining
Big Hit of the day: Mark Patritto’s decleater on Punt return to
FROSH Game #6 - Rochester Adams vs. Farmington
October 3rd, 2013
Lovalvo/Boileau lead Highlander attack in 62-6 romp
The Freshmen Highlanders played one of their most complete games of the year at Farmington High School with a 62-6 win over the Fighting Falcons. The quick start Highlanders did not waste any time before putting 6 on the board by picking off the Falcon Offense on the 2nd play of the game and taking it to the house compliments of LB John Brucia.
The early score was the first of many to come but more importantly there was a “Surefoot Sighting” in the Farmington area. The visiting crowd reported the sighting due to unusual movements witnessed by many near and around the playing field. Coach Wrinkle assured all that everything was under control and that the sighting was confirmed. Sean “Surefoot” Ronan was back on track and leading the way for the extra points once again. Rumor has it that Assistant Coach Josh Renel wrestled the elusive kicking block away from the Jack Link’s Sasquatch before gametime. The renewed rivalry between Surefoot and Bigfoot has begun—stay tuned.
With the score 7-0 Adams early in Q1—(so early you can not only hear the birds but see them eating the worm) the Defense stepped up again and quickly dismantled the Falcon Offense forcing a punt nearly blocked by John Brucia. QB Mitchell Sokol super stretched his long legs and clearly took aim at one of his favorite targets WR Mark Patritto. Sokol delivered a pass right on the money to Patritto for another quick strike making it 14-0 with a “Surefoot” extra point.
The Defense should read like this...not next possession but next obsession. The next obsession for these hungry Highlanders resulted in Big hits by LB Matt Boileau and DB Jack Lovalvo. Boileau and Lovalvo are learning that is better to deliver hits than receive them. Both of these gentlemen had their best game of the year. Lovalvo coming up strong under control from his CB position and Boileau securing the tackle and reading the play on the fly. Benavides, Petersmark, and Wineke still go their hits as usual but it sure is nice to see and hear pads popping from a different set of kids.
The Offense had another big play to display by 4back John Brucia. With the ball barely touching the 50 yard line Coach Wrinkle called the dreaded 42 trap play. OG Petersmark pulled and drilled the Falcon defender with feathers flying high Brucia cranked it into Ferrari mode and darted 50 yards to the end zone for his 2nd TD of the day ---and a 21-0 lead. Surefoot was quoted “Bigfoot is overrated”.
Defense dominated not much of the game but ALL of the game. Brandon Schick made some nice tackles and Tim Purcell made some stops along the winning way. Boileau came up time and again with large hits and a quick tempo playing from his defensive position.
The Offense capped off the half by being up 49-0. Julian Benavides and Mark Patritto scored on back to back series. Patritto had a nifty 68 yard pass reception from QB Sokol.
The 2nd half saw some great plays by Tim Purcell. Purcell broke through the Farmington line for big gains which resulted in a Highlander TD late in the game. 4 Back Matt Boileau had some nice runs while carrying a host of Falcon defenders with him. Kyle Patton and Jacob Gianakopoulos got in on the act as well by having some nice carries up the middle in the 4th quarter.
Farmington scored with less than 3 minutes to go in the game. Making it 62-6 Adams
Notables Offense: Boileau/Schick/Purcell
Notables Defense: Lovalvo/Boileau
Special Teams: Mitchell Rolfe
Special Play: Many—Renel vs Bigfoot wrestling match
FROSH Game #5 - Rochester Adams vs. Oxford
September 26, 2013
Hit parade leads Highlanders over Wildcats 32-0
In a battle of very good teams at Oxford High School there could only be one winner this bright and sunny Thursday night.
Coach Wrinkle had his boys ready to pounce on the proud Oxford Wildcats from the onset. The convincing fashion in which Adams played brought cheers from the visitor stands and moans from the home field.
The game was set to be a test for the young Highlanders and on the first series of the game ILB Ben Petersmark set the tone with a crushing blow heard throughout the stadium. The hit not only dropped Oxford for a loss but set the tone for the Adams Defense once again. The Wildcats were looking forward to this contest but they should be more careful what they ask for. The Adams Defense did not allow 1 first down the entire first half and the Offense was operating on high octane.
After the Wildcats punted on the first series the Adams Offense took charge. Led by QB Mitchell Sokol, the long legged QB ran around the Wildcat defenders for a 40 yard scamper to open the scoring in the first quarter. 6-0 Adams missed XtrPt
The hits just kept on coming(I’m not talking Michael Jackson) and this time DE Mitchell Sokol ripped through the line on the next defensive series to join in on the hit parade with a tackle for loss. Hits are contagious and the Adams boys were delivering them free of charge today. Strong armed DT Tyler Wineke brought another sack to his total while he threw the Wildcat QB on his back with Highlander authority.
The Oxford defense could not stop the trio of Brucia, Benavides, and Sokol either through the air or on the ground. QB Sokol delivered a 35 yard strike to Julian“Sunshine” Benavides for a circus one handed grab running in stride to the endzone. Before your seat cushion could get warm the Highlanders were up 12-0 in the first Q.
Oxford Offense(if you want to call it that) looked more like the seal swimming to exile island on Shark week. The Adams Highlanders were swarming once again and the feeding frenzy began with another huge hit by Ben Petersmark. Not to be outdone Safety and Homecoming nominee Julian “Sunshine”Benavides came up large with an authoritative strike to the befuddled Oxford RB on 3rd and long. The Oxford punter came out to try and give the Wildcats some room on the field.
The Offense had a strong running game plan…John Brucia inside the tackles and Patritto/Benavides outside. This time Brucia set up Mark Patritto with strong bursts up the middle for gains in excess of 20 yards a pop. Patritto calmly delivered a counter play for a TD giving the Highlanders a commanding 20-0 at Half.
The 3rd Q started off the way Q1 began with Benavides providing a nice end around play that OG Petersmark pancaked a path for the super slot to the endzone. Adams 26-0 Q3 10:35
Like Shark week and MC Hammer all good things must come to an end sometime but not before Mitchell Sokol found the Blue grass one more time to cap off the rout. 32-0 Adams
Nick Holder recovered a fumble and the reserve defense held strong in Q4 by not allowing the surging Oxford Offense to score a
TD. This makes it 18 quarters since a team has scored a TD on the Defense.
Adams is 5-0 and takes on Farmington next week.
Notables on Offense - John Brucia/Julian Benavides/Mitchell Sokol/Patritto
Notables on Defense - Petersmark/Buchanon/Benavides/Wineke
Special Teams - Anthony Peters
BIG Hit---Mr Ben Petersmark
FROSH Game #4 - Rochester Adams vs. Lathrup
September 18, 2013
Adams patiently waits in 27-0 Twilight Zone win over Lathrup
Captains Brandon Schick, Kyle Wood, Mark Patritto, Sean Ronan, and John Brucia were anxiously awaiting the coin flip to
start the contest on Wednesday afternoon. The Southfield Lathrup Chargers were nowhere to be found but word on the street was they were on their way to Highlander Field.
Curious calls went out to Lathrup trying to locate the team to no avail. No visitors in the stands and only empty promises for a day of football. The crickets were louder than the visitor sidelines but the anticipation was palpable. Comments from the bystanders included “Are they practicing at Stoney?” and “Maybe they walked from Southfield!” Patience did win out in the end when the Chargers finally pulled up an hour and half after the scheduled game time.
Adams did not waste any time before putting points on the board at the 7 minute mark of Q1. John Brucia took it into the
endzone to start the scoring for the young Highlander team. Ronan hit the extra point 7-0 Adams.
On the ensuing kickoff Sean Ronan whiffed at an apparent onsides kick attempt. The whole team ransacked and rolled the 2 Chargers that stood before them but the ball never went the allotted 10 yards necessary. On a side note we did not see those 2
Chargers much the rest of the day.
The Defense held strong and the flags began to fly like feathers falling from the sky during duck season. The game had a feel like you just departed a session with the Blue Man Group in Vegas. Very weird and unusual play by the young Adams
Highlanders left all in a state of confusion. Offsides, illegal motion, unsportsman like conduct by the mascot, and many more plays that could not have possibly been in the playbook but only in …… The Twilight Zone.
Watching this game felt like we were all in the Twilight Zone. Before you know it the Big hits by Sokol, Wineke, Vokal, Buchanon, Benavides and Petersmark began to pour on the field. The Chargers only had a handful of positive yardage in the 1st half. The dominating performance by the Highlanders on defense was highlighted by a goal line stand on the 2 yard line. The Chargers moved the ball heroically down the field until they were faced with a 4th n goal. The Chargers lined up and tried a FB belly play that went only backwards by a big stop by ILB Ben Petersmark The Defense left the field at halftime up 27-0.
Touchdowns by Julian “Sunshine” Benavides and Mitchell Sokol secured the Highlanders win. The Play that was heard around Rochester was delivered by Jack Lovalvo in Q2. Matt Boileau brought the young Adams team near the goal with strong runs up the middle. QB Mitchell Sokol called a pass play to the high energy wideout Sokol looked left and right and then threw a strike to Lovalvo for his first TD score since his dad coached him in flag football.
The second half was a lot to be desired but strong individual play included DB Ross Wotring’s TD saving tackle, Jake Golding big hits, Kyle Patton’s big run up the middle, The left handed throw by Kyle Wood, great tackles by Jacob Gianakopoulus, a Bone
crushing smash by Anthony Peters, and strong run by Colin Mcgrath.
In the end I could here the clock ticking and it was at this time we all just knew …we just exited The Twilight Zone at 4-0. Final
Notables: Southfield Lathrup Bus driver for finding the field
FROSH Game #3 - Rochester Adams vs. Oak Park
September 12, 2013
Ground hog day for Fr Highlanders
On a sunny Thursday afternoon at Oak Park the young Highlanders took the field once again with lots of confidence. This time it was Oak Park that felt the wrath of many young Highlanders. Adams started the game on defense with a kickoff to the Knights 28 yard line.
The opening drive for the Knights was less like Friday night lights and more like Good Knight. The Adams defense has had different kids step up each week in dominant fashion. This week was no different with DB Mark Patritto stepping up big with a Pick 6 to start the scoring for Adams. Patritto’s INT was for 60 yards as he weaved his way around the Red light district reaching the end zone.
Coach Wrinkle was pleased with the big play and as reported by one of the boys on the sideline coach was actually seen smiling, albeit briefly. After the emotional outburst Surefoot Sean Ronan came in and belted the ball through the uprights once again. Adams 7 Oak Park 0
Groundhog day seems to be the theme for these boys …on the second series on defense the young Highlanders dominated the line of scrimmage. DL Tyler Wineke and ILB Ben Petersmark partnered up like a law firm to get the ball back in the hands of our offense with a huge hit by Wineke jarring the ball loose from the Oak Park RB. Petersmark went medical on everyone and fell into the fetal position while holding the ball closely to the chest.
QB Mitchell Sokol did not wait very long to lead the Offense. He scampered 40 yards on the next play ending upright in the end zone and celebrating with his teammates. The offensive line pushed the Knights all over the field opening holes like a construction company. OT Schick, OG Petersmark, and OT Wineke are taking care of business at the second level—downfield blocking. Surefoot Point after –good! 14-0 Adams Q1.
Defense stepped on the field again and like Groundhog day did the same thing they do early and often by stopping the opponent in their tracks. This time Mr Buchanon at NG got in on the act of “better to give than receive” by working the center of Oak Park like a spare rib on a summer grill. The “Lil Engine that could” Buchanon is starting to turn heads on the sidelines by making plays in the backfield at a consistent clip.
Before my pen ran out of ink the Offense scored in 45 seconds with John Brucia gaining 8 yards and Julian Benavides taking it in making the score 20-0..Surefoot makes it 21-Bagel at 11:52 Q2.
Oak Park ran some plays on Offense then Lil Engine Buchanon came up with a big hit this time the one armed bandit Kyle Wood picked up the fumble and took it to the house for another Defensive TD. With Ronan extra pt making it 27-0 Adams at 8:27 mark of Q2.
With lots of Flags thrown all day and many a hold not called throughout this affair Coach Wrinkle and company put the foot on the gas with an onsides kick call. To no avail, it did not matter much as the Defenseforced a punt and held the Red Knights to little gain. The punt however hit #18 in the back and the Knights recovered only to give up the ball to Tyler Wineke as he pounced on yet another forced fumble by the Adams defense.
The Offense went like this on the next series…Sokol big run, Brucia big run, Pass to Patritto then stalled at the 5 yard line to end the half up 27-0.
The Offense came back on the field for Q3 and the groundhog saw his shadow. Sokol, Brucia, Patritto lit up the stat sheet on Offense…the Adams Offense lit up the scoreboard as well by Sokol taking it in around the left end for a nifty TD run. Making the score 34-0 Ronan extra pt.
The next kickoff did not go so well as the Oak Park Knights saw the end zone for the first and only time all game. Red Knights ran through the kickoff team making it 34-6.
Mark Patritto capped off the scoring before the rains came with a great run around the right side for a TD and a final score of
Stats---Adams 3-0 record, Defense did not allow a score for 2nd game in row, 2nd game in row we allowed a TD return by opponent.
Notables for game:
Special Teams: Ronan
FROSH Game #2 - Rochester Adams vs. Harrison
September 4, 2013
Young Highlanders oust Hawks 48-6
The Fr Adams Highlanders seem to be getting stronger and more deliberate in their attempt to put teams away early in the game. Game #2 of the season was no exception as the young Highlanders flexed their muscle on Defense by not allowing the Harrison Hawks a first down the entire first half.
Big hits by S Julian Benavides, DL Tyler Wineke, LB Anthony Peters, and ILB Ben Petersmark created many aches and pains for the Hawks throughout the day. The Defensive charge paved the way for the offense to score at will on the ground
and through the air.
The opening drive for the Hawks went nowhere as Ben Petersmark had 2 big hits and 2 Tackle for losses to pin the hawks deep in their zone. With a quick punt by the Hawks The Offense had great field position and QB Mitchell Sokol took the team (as in the entire Hawks team )with him to the end zone for a 38 yard scamper that never ended with a whistle until he hit
paydirt. Sean Ronan hit the extra point and before the popcorn got cold the good guys were up 7-0.
Another 3 and out for the Defense and Sokol took over again but this time he outran the entire defense for 40 yards and another Adams TD. Sean Ronan kicked the extra point. Adams 14 Hawks 0 at the 6:14 mark of Q1.
Q2 had similar results but this time the Adams Offense threw for a TD after a Julian Benavides run around the end resulted in a gain of 10 yards. Sokol tossed a perfect 28 yard strike to the one armed bandit Kyle Wood to make the lopsided score
20-0. Sean Ronan kicked the extra point making it 21-0 Q2 11:21 mark.
Harrison was determined to move the ball on it’s next possession. On the Hawks first play of the Q2 series it looked as if they might make a first down. The crowd began to get antsy and they almost heard the Hawks announcer but NO…Julian Benavides came up with a big hit to dislodge the football and recover the ball on the 45 yard line.
Adams ran up the middle, over the end, and anywhere they wanted to go by air. This time J’Veon Clark caught a pass from QB Sokol that ended up on the Hawks doorstep once more. Sokol tiptoed through the tulips for an easy score and before anyone can drink their beverage its Adams up big with the extra point being delivered by “surefoot” Sean Ronan. 28 -0 10:04
Matt Boileau delivered a big hit and recovered a fumble on the Hawks next possession . This play set up the One armed bandit, Kyle Wood, to find his way into the endzone but not before Jack Lovalvo planted one of the Hawks on his back to open the gate for Mr Wood. Score 35-0 Surefoot Ronan hit the extra point.
Another 3 and out for the defense set up the John Brucia run for the roses play. #20 Brucia wanted in on the action and delivered like a 4th of July firecracker. This time Brucia went for 50 yards in and around Hawks defenders for a TD. All 25 people in the stands went crazy. Thinking a standing ovation was in store but NO it was not the case only time for the Half to end and get something from the concession stand.
Adams 41-0 Surefoot Ronan did not attempt the extra point due to bad snap. Harrison got on the board with a kickoff return for a TD making it 41-6 at Halftime.
Q3 started out with fumblitis by both teams as each exchanged turnovers and I’m not talking apple. Sloppy play in Q3 was not tolerated by Coach Wrinkle as stated in his end of game speech. The young and quite talented Highlanders had many that touched turf for the first time all season. Owen Groesser saw some action on the line as well as Nick Holder at
Slot John Brucia kept the scoreboard keeper awake for one more score in Q4 with a run of 35 yards for a TD. Extra point and snap was good making it 48-6 Adams with 9 mins to go in Q4. With a running clock and a scoreboard that was clearly leaning to our side the game finally ended in the sunlight with a final score of 48-6.
Notables on defense: Tyler Wineke/Ben Petersmark/Julian Benavides
Notables on Offense: Sokol, Wood, Brucia, Entire Offensive Line
Notables on Special Teams: Sean Ronan
Adams record 2-0…16 points allowed on defense to date.
FROSH Game #1 - Rochester Adams vs. Clarkston
August 29, 2013
Highlanders open 2013 Season with convincing win over Clarkston 42-10. On a hot and sunny Thursday the Fr Highlanders opened their season against rival Clarkston. With a gametime temp of 87 degrees and a newly constructed Fieldhouse in the backdrop the Fr Adams Highlanders were not intimidated only anxious to show the world what they have to offer this season.
Adams won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Captains John Brucia, Matt Vilotti, and Brandon Schick led the charge for this evenings tilt. The Adams defense started out strong on the first play with a Tackle for loss by Defensive lineman Tyler Wineke and LB Ben Petersmark. A few plays later the Wolves were punting to their 48 yard line.
Adams Offense was led by QB Mitchell Sokol and super slot Julian Benavides. Sokol hit #6 Benavides in stride to open up the scoring at the 5:52 mark of Q1. With Adams up 6-0 early the sun umbrellas came out in the stands. The crowd began to get a bit antsy to see the fireworks on display. They would not have to wait long. Q2 came in with bang as The Adams Offense roared into high gear. Sokol ran around the Wolves Defense to set up #20 Brucia. Brucia rushed it in from the 9 yard line as the Oline started to dominate the line of scrimmage.
After another 3 and out Julian Benavides returned a punt 45 yards to put our Offense in striking distance once again. With the score at 12-0 the FR Highlanders added yet another TD through the air. Sokol tossed a strike to #83 Adgate for an 18-0 lead in Q2. Adams Defense was shining brightly this day. Transplant Collin McGrath picked off a Clarkston pass to end a Clarkston
drive. Our Offense went through the air to slot Mark Patritto for another first down. The drive stalled and Clarkston took over with 2 minutes to go in the half. Clarkston started moving the ball through the air. The Wolves broke the scoring slump by passing for a TD with 1:36 to go in Q2. Score is Adams 18-7.
Adams did not want to go to halftime only up by a couple of scores. Sokol went to work with a nice dime to Kyle Wood for gain of 25 yards. Sokol then scrambled for another 10 yards and put the O in great position. Coach Wrinkle called a timeout to settle down the boys and put the hammer on the nail. Coach Wrinkles call for Sokol to run like the wind and go untouched for 25 yards into the endzone was pure genius. With a lead of 24-7 and much needed SPF 30 the boys entered halftime with smiles on their faces.
Q3 started out with sunburn and kids dropping like flies on the Au Sable river. With no scoring in Q3 by either team the trainer actually took a timeout from all the treatment given on the sidelines. Once the water was replenished the Highlanders began their assault once again in Q4.
Sokol led the boys down the field with his feet and some nice passes to Mark Patritto. Benavides took a team of defenders with him for a strong run on the outside for a big gain. QB Sokol then ran it in for a score to make it 30-7 at the 11:46 mark of Q4.
Clarkston added a 40 yard field goal to cap off their opening season game. The score made it 30-10 with 5:58 to go.
Adams offense led one more rush down the field by runs by Boileau, Holder, and Vokal. Then Sokol took an outside veer call and took it the Newly built Fieldhouse and quietly buried the ball for future use. With the final score being 42-10 the Highlanders season looks to be very bright.