Fordson, Wyandotte gun for grid title repeats

A few top local teams are making headway in their respective high school football league competition as the season gets past the halfway mark for 2012. Namely, Fordson and Wyandotte are again the front runners and both may very well repeat as champions in their respective leagues.

Fordson knocked off Dearborn High School a few weeks ago. The Tractors, going into the Edsel Ford game, are on top in the Blue Division of the Western Wayne Athletic Conference.

Fordson head coach Walker Zaban has his blue and gold varsity squad (4-1) zeroing in on another gridiron title. The next few weeks of regular season play will decide just how good the Tractors can be this season.

In the 10-team Downriver League, Wyandotte has been in the driver’s seat and has been playing at a perfect 5-0 clip. They entered the Woodhaven contest on a positive note when the two teams met this past weekend.

Wyandotte head coach Ron Adams has his team primed to finish another winning season and the Bears are ranked among the top 25 squads in the state. They recently beat a tough Taylor Truman team.

As the season moves on, both Fordson and Wyandotte have played well enough to find themselves closer to wrapping up local prep grid titles. These two teams, years ago, played in the Border Cities League.

Wyandotte will play its annual homecoming game against Gibraltar Carlson Friday. After that, the Bears close out the regular season against Allen Park and Southgate Anderson.

In the Red Division of the WWAC, Dearborn Heights Robichaud is leading the way after defeating crosstown foe Crestwood.