It did not take long for the Dexter football team to get on track after a tough season-opening loss to rival Chelsea as the Dreadnaughts rolled to an impressive 41-0 thrashing of Ypsilanti Friday night.
Many thought the game would be a toss-up as the Grizzlies gave defending SEC White champion Jackson a battle, falling in the final seconds of the season opener to the Vikings.
This game was all Dexter, however, as the Dreadnaughts dominated from the start with 34 first-half points and cruised to their first win of the season.
Dexter struck early on a five-yard TD run by Jordan Watson for a 7-0 lead.
Late in the first quarter Colin Parachek hit Rhet Jacobs for a 17-yard scoring strike to make it 14-0 after one quarter.
Parachek would finish with four touchdown passes on the night and was 22-35 for 230 yards passing.
Early in the second Parachek hit Bobby Pnacek with a 10-yard scoring strike to make it 20-0 and then connected with Antwan Ficklen for a 17-yard TD pass for a 26-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
The Dexter defense recorded a safety to make it 28-0 and on the ensuing free kick, Ficklen took it to the house for an 80-yard TD return and the rout was on a 34-0 at the half.
Ficklen and Parachek would connect one more time in the second half, this time for a 16-yard TD pass to make the final 41-0 and move the Dreads to 1-1 in the SEC White.
The Dexter defense dominated, holding the Grizzlies to just 104 yards in total offense and forcing two turnovers and the safety.
Watson led the defense with five solo tackles and five assists, while Matthew Gaechter had four solo, six assists, and a fumble recovery. Daniel Troncalli added two solo, five assists, and an interception for the Dreadnaughts.
Parachek connected with his brother Brennan nine times for 77 yards.
Ficklen caught four passes for 66 yards and two scores, while Jacobs caught four for 33 yards and a score. Lucas Koone grabbed three passes for 43 yards, Pnacek one for 10 and a score, and Trevor Bazzy one for 8-yards.
Watson finished with 50 yards rushing on eight carries and a score.
Dexter will look to make it two straight wins when they host Dearborn Edsel Ford (0-2) at Al Ritt Stadium Friday night at 7:00 PM.