Friday, January 4, 2013
Here's a video recap of this season's Wyandotte Roosevelt football program.
Before the 2012 football season was over, Wyandotte Roosevelt claimed a share of its third consecutive Downriver League title, a district championship, a regional crown and the most wins in school history. The Bears (11-2) gained the support of the entire community as they were one only four teams left standing in MHSAA Division 2 before losing in the semifinal game 31-3 to defending state champion Birmingham Brother Rice. For a wrap of the season, watch the video above and read our coverage.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Ron Adams, Wyandotte Roosevelt football coach, and Roosevelt student Joseph Filipiak gave a presentation at the school board meeting about the virtue program.
"You come as a team and leave as a family." Wyandotte Roosevelt head football coach Ron Adams and student athlete Joseph Filipiak walked members of the Board of Education through the team's highly successful virtues program during a presentation at Tuesday's school board meeting. For the virtue program, each player is assigned a mentoring coach. There are usually eight to 10 players per mentor. Adams explained that the players and coach meet during the week individually and as groups. There are weekly virtue themes that are applied to the games. Adams added that they really enforce the virtues on the players. The players receive text messages with virtue quotes. The quotes are also posted to Facebook and there are flyers in their lockers…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Six members of the Bears squad are named to 2012 Detroit News All-Metro West team.
Several players from the Wyandotte Roosevelt football team were selected for the 2012 Detroit News All-Metro West teams. They are: First Team Defensive Lineman Kyle Campbell Defensive Back Devan Stewart Second Team Linebacker Aaron O'Meara Honorable Mention Quarterback Kevin Matejko Defensive Back Brandon Sowards Kicker Jacob Simpson
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Wyandotte Roosevelt won 11 games in 2012 en route to a Downriver League title and an appearance in the MHSAA Division 2 state semifinals.
Before the 2012 season was over, Wyandotte Roosevelt had claimed a share of its third consecutive Downriver League title, a district championship, a regional crown and the most wins in school history. The Bears (11-2) had gained the support of the entire community as they were one only four teams left standing in MHSAA Division 2 last week before losing in the semifinal game 31-3 to defending state champion Birmingham Brother Rice. Roosevelt head coach Ron Adams said that at every step of the way this season there were people who doubted the Bears, as the team had graduated several talented players the year before. Instead of believing any of the naysayers, Adams said his team remained focused on its goals and ultimately proved them wrong…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The 2012 season came to an end Saturday with a 31-3 loss to Brother Rice.
Fan have supported the Wyandotte Roosevelt football team all season long, up to Saturday's Division 2 state semifinal matchup against Birmingham Brother Rice. That game, however, ended the Bears' season with a 31-3 loss to Brother Rice. (Read the full story.) Scroll through our photo gallery above to see shots from the game. Were you there? If so, you can add your own photos using the link above.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Wyandotte Roosevelt lost 31-3 on Saturday to Birmingham Brother Rice in the semifinal round of the state playoffs.
The magical postseason run for Wyandotte Roosevelt came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 31-3 loss to Birmingham Brother Rice in the MHSAA state semifinal game at Gibraltar Carlson. The Bears (11-2) played a strong first half and found themselves down only two touchdowns at the start of the third quarter. However, some costly mistakes, combined with some big plays by the Warriors (11-2), ultimately crushed Wyandotte’s hopes of playing at Ford Field next week for the state title. Roosevelt co-captain Aaron O’Meara said it was tough to deal with the loss, but he knows the Bears put forth their best effort on the field Saturday -- and all season long. “Our goal was states, but we gave it a hell of a run,” the senior said. “We played hard …
Follow Wyandotte Patch's Cover It Live blog from Saturday's 1 p.m. state semifinal playoff game.
For those unable to attend Saturday's playoff game between Wyandotte Roosevelt and defending Division 2 state champion Birmingham Brother Rice, don't worry. You can follow along with Wyandotte Patch's live blog during the game. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Carlson High School in Gibraltar. Log on to find out what's going on, both on and off the field. You'll be able to take some live polls and share your thoughts about the team and the season thus far, while getting play-by-play analysis of the game. The winner of Saturday's semifinal game will advance to the Division 2 state championship game, which is set for 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Ford Field. The championship game will be against the winner of the Muskegon vs. Caledonia semifinal matchup, which …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wyandotte Roosevelt takes on Brother Rice at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gibraltar Carlson High School in the MHSAA Division 2 state semifinal game.
With a trip to the state title game on the line, Wyandotte Roosevelt will play Birmingham Brother Rice Saturday at 1 p.m. at Gibraltar Carlson High School in the MHSAA Division 2 state semifinal game. Saturday’s winner will take on either Muskegon or Caledonia next Friday at Ford Field for the Division 2 state championship. The Bears (11-1) will be facing one of the most storied programs in the state in Brother Rice (10-2), which is the defending Division 2 state champ. Coached by the legendary Al Fracassa for 44 years, the Warriors have won seven state titles and have not recorded a losing season since 1985. To earn a spot in the semifinals, Roosevelt has beaten Woodhaven 31-14, Truman 9-0 and Oak Park 10-6 in the 2012 playoffs. Brother …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The game between Wyandotte Roosevelt and Birmingham Brother Rice will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The state semifinal football game between Wyandotte Roosevelt and defending Division 2 state champion Birmingham Brother Rice will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Carlson High School in Gibraltar. The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced the game time and location on Sunday morning. Once the playoffs reach the semifinal round, MHSAA selects a neutral site to host the games. The winner of Saturday's semifinal game will advance to the Division 2 state championship game, which is set for 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Ford Field. The championship game will be against the winner of the Muskegon vs. Caledonia semifinal matchup, which also takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A tough defensive effort and a late touchdown catch by Brandon Sowards led Wyandotte Roosevelt to a 10-6 win Friday night at home against Oak Park.
As a seventh grader, Brandon Sowards sat in the bleachers and watched his older brothers Todd and AJ both play for Wyandotte Roosevelt. On Nov. 15, 2008, he saw the pair walk off the field dejected after a 24-21 loss at Southfield in the regional final game that season. When it was his turn this year, the junior receiver helped launch the 2012 Bears (11-1) one step further, catching a late fourth-quarter touchdown pass Friday night in a 10-6 victory at home against Oak Park. “I watched them both lose in the regionals to Southfield, so I was determined not to lose,” Sowards said. Roosevelt’s victory against the Knights (9-3) gives the team its first regional title under head coach Ron Adams, who took over in 2004. It also sends the Bears …