Walled Lake Western is not only the lakes area’s only undefeated team, it also appears to be the most dangerous.
The Warriors won their Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) North Division opener in impressive fashion with a 59-14 victory at Waterford Kettering on Friday, Sept. 9.
Western (3-0 overall, 1-0 in the KLAA North) led 31-0 at the end of the first quarter and 52-14 at halftime.
“Our special teams really contributed, as they scored 21 points. That was the biggest change,” said Western Head Coach Mike Zdebski.
Joshua Jones had an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Warriors, while Gabe Costanzo had a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Jones also scored a touchdown off a blocked punt by Zack Mitchell.
Western has scored over 50 points in three games so far this season, averaging 53 points a game.
Brent Zdebski led Western with 94 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, while CJ McGorisk had 62 yards on 3 carries.
Alex Buchanan and Connor Ruby each scored a rushing touchdown, while Kyle Ford caught a 35-yard touchdown.
On defense, Brent Zdebski led Western with 5 tackles and 4 assists and a sack, while Ben Ruby had 4 tackles and 3 assists and a sack.
Western also recovered three fumbles by the Captains.
Kettering (0-3, 0-1) was led by Justin Santana with 97 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Alec Spurlock had 70 yards and a touchdown on 9 carries.
Spurlock and Vince Cooper each had 6 tackles while Josh Cody had 5.
On Friday, Sept. 16, Kettering will travel to face Walled Lake Central.
Meanwhile, Western will host Huron Valley Lakeland in what will be the Warriors’ first real test of the season.
“Lakeland has good, skilled kids. Anthony Waite and Charles Sanders are as good as anyone we have seen this year,” Coach Zdebski said. “They are the best offensive team we’ll face this year.”