Wyandotte vs. Oak Park

11 Nov

The Knights of Oak Park traveled to Wyandotte to take on the Bears in a regional championship game this previous Friday.  Oak Park came in to the game beating rival Southfield 19-12 in overtime while the Bears beat Downriver Champion Taylor Truman 9-0.  Both teams had good defenses and this proved to be one of the best games in the State.  Oak Park scored on their first possession of the game.  Methodically moving the ball down the field.  Senior WR Brian Williams connected with fellow 12 grader Dellontae on a third down conversion to set up a Malik Washington one yard scamper.  The Bears went three and out on their first possession giving the ball back to the Knights.  Sophomore sensation John Kelly took a handoff and raced all the way the way down to the Oak Park 10 yard line for a 55 yard gain.  Oak Park failed to get the ball across the plain as Johnson’s pass intended for Joshua Friday fell to the ground.  Wyandotte would score in the middle of the second to make the score 6-3.  The key play on the drive being a 14 yard reception by WR Brandon Sowards.  The 3rd quarter flew by with both teams trying to control the clock.  The Bears tried to get the ground game going with big six foot 246 pound running back Kyle Matjeko.  The drive would stall at the 30 yard line giving the Knights the ball.  Oak Park would fumble the ball at the Bear 36 yard giving the Bears excellent field position.  Now this is werethings got interesting.  Kyle Matejko would rush for what appeared to be 30 yard rush to put the ball inside the Knight 10, but a holding call prevented the gain putting the ball closer to mid-field.  With the clocking ticking down, Senior Bear quarterback Kevin Matejko would find Sowards all alone in the back of the end-zone to put the Bears up for good.  Oak Park would not give up with out a fight.  Backup qb Nate Simms would find Timothy Daniel sprinting down the sideline to put the ball at the Bear 25.  Oak Park would drive all the way down to the Bear 5 yard line.  Once again, the Knights put in another quarterback, this time being transfer Mario Morris to run the wildcat.  On the play to decide the game on 4-5, Morris rolled out to the left trying to get the ball to Brian Williams but the pass fell incomplete sealing the win for the Bears.  This victory gives the Bears their 2nd ever regional title in school history.  The Bears now move on to face the defending division two state champions Brother Rice next Saturday in a semi-final matchup.

One Response to “Wyandotte vs. Oak Park”

  1. Joseph Frye Jr. November 12, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    Great report steve. Wyandotte will come to play since they didn’t advance past King in 2011. 0n the otherhand, Brother Rice wii be hungry to reach Ford field. @J0# king82

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