Chris Zielinski joined the Dow High boys’ basketball team for a very specific reason – to make a mark. In the Chargers’ first four games, that statement would likely end with two or three exclamation points.
Zielinski, an 18-year-old senior guard, has been a goalkeeper so far in his public school debut, averaging 30.5 points per game as he led the Chargers to a 4-0 start. Once a standout homeschooler, he enrolled at Dow for his senior year and scored no fewer than 22 points in a season-opening win over Bay City Central, scored 30 points in a win over Bullock Creek, and scored 23 points in one eye. Opening win for the powerhouse Bridgeport, and most recently racked up a staggering 47 points in the Chargers’ opening win over Flint Powers.