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Utica moves past Macomb Dakota

Chieftains will play in regional final

October 22, 2013

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Utica's Matt Wilki celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game and the win for Utica.

After an upset win over the top-ranked team in the state in Troy Athens at the district finals, Utica did not let up in its regional semifinal against Macomb Dakota.

Matt Wilkie netted the only goal in the contest with 36 minutes left to give the Chieftains a 1-0 victory. Joe Zaremski assisted the goal.

Peter Gjini made six saves to record the shutout for Utica (17-5-3).

"We didn't play our best, but we persevered and scored. I'm proud of them because we won the game and at this point that's all that matters," Utica coach Carl Territo said.

Utica will move onto to play Bloomfield Hills at Grosse Pointe North in a regional final on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Macomb Dakota finished the year with a record of 17-2-2.


October 05, 2015

Romeo Bulldogs

Romeo remained undefeated by defeating Macomb Dakota 26-14 in a Macomb Area Conference crossover that paired two of the top-ranked teams in Michigan. Romeo’s defense came into the game having surrendered just 13 points all season, and helped seal the win with a safety and interception return for touchdown by Brad Tanner in the fourth quarter. Romeo earned its first win against Dakota since 2010.

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