by Mike Amicarelli and Danny Amato, Staff Writers
The Wolverine Football team has not had the year they envisioned.
Again, injuries are still a huge setback for the team. Pat Milyo suffered a
sprained ankle, Charlie McDonald suffered a concussion vs. Perry, and Justin
Sipos suffered an ankle sprain vs. Chagrin Falls as well. The Wolverines currently
stand at 3-5 with two games left in the season. Unfortunately, there is no chance
of winning the CVC title for a third year in a row, and they will miss the playoffs
for only the second time in six years.
One thing can be said about this football squad, they don’t go down without a fight. After trailing 14-3 to Perry at halftime, the Wolverines fought back to tie the game 14-14 in the fourth quarter, sending the game to overtime. Unfortunately, the Wolverines lost in double overtime after a heartbreaking turnover. Then the next week, in a mud bowl vs. Chagrin the Wolverines trailed 16-0 at halftime, then scored two touchdowns to bring the score to a more modest 16-13. The Wolverines had their chances to win the game, but unfortunately, two late turnovers spoiled the comeback. The Wolverines play their last two games of the season on the frozen tundra of Howell Field vs. Wickliffe and Orange. The Wolverines have a goal to win the final two games of the season, and not allow a single point to be scored. It has been a long and largely frustrating year for a team that came in with astronomically high expectations, but they never gave up, even when the chips were down.