Thursday, August 23, 2012
Here's the season schedule for all three teams.
Planning your Friday nights this fall? Here's a quick guide to help you plan them around a local high school football game or two. Stoney Creek Cougars Adams Highlanders Rochester Falcons All games start at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 Aug. 24 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Highlanders finish their postseason run with a 7-4 record overall and a new all-time rushing record holder.
The Adams High School Highlanders (7-4) were eliminated by the Port Huron Big Reds (10-1) in a 27-21 loss on the road during Round Two of the playoffs. Three straight flags started the game – all false starts on the Highlander offense and Big Red defense. It was a sign of things to come from the referee crew who called numerous penalties on the Highlander team. Most penalties were false starts caused by a noisy Big Red fan base, and many came on crucial plays, including what would have been a lead-recapturing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Adams head coach Tony Patritto summed it up, saying it was "the worst game they played all year." Best Play: Adams head coach Tony Patritto called a passing play on fourth-and-10 in the first half, …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Highlanders play at Oxford High School at 7 p.m. Friday night.
At Adams High School, it's easy to pick out who will be playing on the blue turf at Oxford High School on Friday night. How easy? Members of the Highlander football team are sporting bleached-blonde mohawks as part of the team's MHSAA playoff tradition. This is their 15th consecutive year of postseason play. "It's a big game, the biggest game we've had so far," said Mike Fisher, a senior linebacker for the Highlanders. Fisher and other players met on Sunday night — "Selection Sunday" — to hear who they would play this week. They had dinner together and worked on their hairstyles, which Fisher said is a playoff tradition for the team. Coach Tony Patritto has been at the helm of the Highlanders for the past nine years. “This is the first …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Highlanders beat the Cougars 35-0 in pink and white game.
Rochester Adams is playoff-bound for the 15th-straight season following the team's final regular season game Friday night. The Highlanders defeated Stoney Creek 35-0; Tony Annese scored all five touchdowns in the Crosstown Charity Bowl game. It's the 15th straight trip to the playoffs for the Highlanders. "Because of what's going on tonight, I think the kids put in a lot of effort because of all the important people here," Adams coach Tony Patritto said. The players, coaches, cheerleaders and bands were all wearing pink to support the New Day Foundation for Families. The Rochester-based foundation supports families and children who have lost a parent to cancer. The schools were able to put the crosstown rivalry aside for a greater cause, …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
More than 170 players and cheerleaders will be sporting pink in the second annual Charity Bowl between Stoney Creek and Adams.
The final game of the regular high school football season will be a special one in Rochester Hills. Stoney Creek will wear pink instead of blue and gold, and Adams will ditch their brown and gold to wear white during the 2011 CrossTown Charity Bowl on Friday night. The second annual Charity Bowl is now a community-wide event; last year Stoney Creek played Oxford in the special game. The Charity Bowl is truly a student-driven event, with participation from the teams, cheerleaders, bands and National Honor Society. Players and cheerleaders raise money to have the name of a friend or family member affected by cancer on the back of their jerseys or uniforms. But the players and cheerleaders are not the only participants in the Charity Bowl…
Friday, September 30, 2011
All four teams defeated in rainy night play.
Here's a roundup of Friday night football play in Rochester: Quarterback Brandon Arduino rushed for a Cougar touchdown as the first half came to a close to lift his team's spirits at halftime. The Cougars offense couldn't capitalize off turnovers or convert on crucial fourth down attempts in the second half. Both teams dropped passes and punts because of the slippery conditions, but in the end the Lathrup Chargers running game was too quick and relentless for the Cougars defense. Stoney Creek coach Calvin Gross declined comment after the game, but told his players he was "tired of losing." The Cougars (1-5) have lost five games in a row and play at Farmington (4-1) Friday at 7 p.m. The Cougars will end their season with games against …
Two homecoming games are on the schedule tonight in Rochester.
Here's an overview of the five football games being played by Rochester high schools tonight: Stoney Creek (1-4) will bring in the Southfield-Lathrup Chargers (0-5) for the Cougars' 2011 homecoming game. The Cougars have played some tough opponents three weeks in a row and will look to snap their losing streak, drawing inspiration from the hype and alumni Friday night at 7 p.m. Adams (4-1) hosts the Oxford Wildcats (3-2) in their 2011 homecoming game. The Wildcats have had some impressive wins against the likes of Lake Orion and Stoney Creek. The Highlanders must win two more games to make the playoffs, and they will look to get some revenge for our area on Friday night at 7 p.m. Rochester (1-4) hosts a tough Clarkston Wolves (3-2) …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Clarkston forfeits victory over Highlanders, which propels Adams team to 3-0.
The Rochester Adams Highlanders strong 2-1 start to their football season was made stronger this week when Clarkston was forced to forfeit their first two games due to an academically ineligble player, improving Adams record to 3-0. “I have mixed emotions about it because we’ve been through the same thing in 2007,” Adams head coach Tony Patritto said Tuesday. The Highlanders went 12-0 on their run to the state final during the 2007 season but forfeited their first game against Southfield because of a similar mistake with an ineligible player violation. “I know that anyone involved knows the schools that turn themselves in are the ones who handle it the right way,” Patritto said. The Highlanders are now 3-0 on the season, instead of 2-1 …
The Clarkston Wolves will forfeit Week One win over Adams after discovering one player was academically ineligible, The Oakland Press reports.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
About 120 marching band students will be playing instruments and moving their feet this season.
The Adams High School marching band made its first public appearance for the 2011 season at Friday night’s football game receiving rounds of applause for their upbeat routine. Nearly 120 talented students make up the band this year and director Jim Ferden said there is a good representation by grade and instruments. Practice for the band started around the time school ended in June and continued through the summer. “We hope to continue the great tradition we have made of providing quality music and show to our audience,” Ferden said. Ferden, who is in his 10th year as director, decided to switch things up a bit this year and add some choreographed dance routines to the musical numbers. Ferden explained that the dash of dance sprinkled into…