won its home opener Thursday night, beating a struggling Taylor Kennedy team by a score of 36-0.
The Bears (2-0) wasted no time pouncing on the downtrodden Eagles (0-2) and led 29-0 after the first quarter. Wyandotte’s defense was strong all night, keeping Kennedy off the scoreboard.
On Wyandotte's first possession of the game, running back Aaron Robinson led the charge down field with several big rushing gains. Running back Kyle Matejko capped the drive with a short touchdown run about three minutes into the first quarter, putting his team up 7-0.
Only nine seconds later, Roosevelt’s Jacob Lavis intercepted a Kennedy pass and took it the other way to give the Bears a 14-0 lead.
Before the quarter was over, Wyandotte struck two more times on offense.
Running back Nate Eady added a short rushing touchdown and quarterback Kevin Matejko (brother of Kyle) hit receiver Devan Stewart with a 44-yard touchdown pass.
At the end of the quarter, a bad Kennedy snap sailed out of the back of its own end zone, giving Roosevelt two points for a safety and adding to its already commanding lead.
Kyle Matejko said Wyandotte had met its goal with the quick start, but he was a bit disappointed that the team didn’t play as well after the first quarter.
“All we had to do was put them out early and the game would be done,” he said. “But we could have done way better. We should have had more tempo and should have scored more, but it’s all right.”
The Bears managed only seven more points after the first quarter, which came courtesy of Stewart’s second touchdown reception of the night, in the third quarter.
From the second quarter on, the Bears struggled with turnovers and what head coach Ron Adams called “sloppy” play. Overall, the Bears committed four turnovers after the first quarter, including an interception and three fumbles.
Although Adams said he was happy with the win, he also said a better overall performance is needed from his squad to ultimately reach its goal of winning another league title and having a strong postseason run.
“We have high expectations, we want to win the league championship, we want to get in the playoffs (and) we want to advance further than we have in the past,” Adams said. “We’ve just got to play a lot better than what I think we showed tonight.”
Stewart had 103 yards receiving and caught two touchdown passes, while Anthony Bussell had two receptions for 22 yards. Robinson had 11 carries for 127 yards, while Dillon Walsh had seven carries for 22 yards. Kevin Matejko threw for 125 yards and two touchdowns.
A Look Ahead
The Bears travel to Trenton next Friday for a battle with the Trojans (0-2) at 7 p.m. Trenton was dropped by Gibraltar Carlson on Thursday night by a score 13-6.
In other Downriver League action Thursday night, Taylor Truman beat Southgate Anderson 43-0 and Woodhaven beat Allen Park 43-13. Currently Wyandotte, Woodhaven and Taylor Truman all sit atop the Downriver League at 2-0.