Wyandotte, Woodhaven grid teams lead way in Downriver league

Photo by Daniel Gretzner
Wyandotte Roosevelt varsity football coach Ron Adams watches his team during practice drills.

Parity doesn’t exist all that often when it comes to high school football. The equality factor, when it comes to team records, like the Downriver League, is a mixed bag of “haves” and “have nots.”

Thus far, Wyandotte and Woodhaven are leading this local prep circuit as the early going of the season is firmly underway. These two Downriver schools are expected to be near or at the top of the league standings when the regular season comes to an end.

A showdown game is set for September 28th. That’s when Wyandotte travels to meet Woodhaven on the Warriors’ home gridiron. Both teams are playing a nine-game regular season.

Ron Adams, Wyandotte varsity football head coach, has his defending champions of 2011 staying on a continuous winning path. The Bears, like Woodhaven, have jumped out to a 2-0 start. Adams is looking for a balance attack from his offense that has scored through the air and on the ground. He needs to keep his Bears hungry and in focus if they want to keep the Downriver League title.

Meanwhile, Woodhaven has gained over 950 yards rushing in just their first two tilts. The Warriors have shown a strong running game that should keep them “in the hunt” all season long. Allen Park, Taylor Truman and Southgate are the main challengers.

At the bottom, where parity doesn’t exist, is Lincoln Park, who has a streak of defeats in the past 54 games. Gibraltar and Melvindale have struggles on and off the past few seasons.

The winner of the showdown between Wyandotte and Woodhaven looms large and sould go a long ways in deciding who is the top dog among the Downriver teams. Local prep fans should see some very good high school football being played during the regular season.