Welcome to the Jungle.
Dexter is having their first playoff appearance in school history this Friday, October 26, against undefeated South Lyon at South Lyon High School’s field, known as “The Jungle”.
BY: COLIN STRANG
For the past decade, the Dexter community and the surrounding area has seen the Dreadnaught football team as one that cannot perform. From losing every game from 2014 through 2017, they were a football team that could not win, let alone compete.
Now, in 2018, the Dreads are 4-2 (through September) and have no plans to let up on the incredible new performance against any team. How does a team that endured a 42-game losing streak win four games (and counting?) with a one-year turnaround.
By Evelyn Maxey
BY KIRA PERRY
A late Adrian push seals loss in competitive contest
By Kellen Porter
Dexter faced Adrian in its season opener this year. Hopes were high as there was a new coach in town and returning stars from last year’s team.
But going up against Adrian was no easy task as the Maples’ high-powered run game has proven extremely difficult for Dexter to stop in recent years. The reason Adrian’s running game is so effective? The team has strong running backs that pick defenses apart with shiftiness and field vision.
By Evelyn Maxey
Stakes were high for the Dreadnaughts heading into battle against the South Lyon East Cougars where a four-year spell of losing could be broken in a matter of hours.
Players masked their anxiety and, with pride they wore like jerseys, took the field. Continue reading “Dexter falls to South Lyon East 42-13”
Dexter icon Louie Ceriani is doing his best to help keep memories of Dexter’s roaring past from being forgotten
By Truman Stovall
People remember Dexter for the tornado and maybe its involvement in the Civil War, but with time turning every recollection of the past hazier every day, it’s important to keep strong memories alive before they’re lost forever.
In the 1940s, Dexter had a population of around 800 people. Despite the downtown area being nearly the same size as it is today, filled with various shops and manufacturing facilities, it still felt cramped. From high school kids walking to the confectionary store to eat burgers, drink Cherry Coke, and listen to jukebox music, to having difficulty finding a parking spot on the weekends as the whole town went bar-hopping between each of the four-or-five locations, it was easy to run into a familiar face.