The Northview Wildcats struggled last week when they were shutout against Forest Hills Central, the first time they failed to score since 2013. This week, the offense made up for their lapses seven days ago when they racked up 48 points in tonight’s win over Forest Hills Northern.
Kyler Vanderjagt got things started when he caught a Daniel Frey pass and went 40 yards to the end zone. Three minutes later, Ja’Kaurie Kirkland went thirteen yards on the ground for his first touchdown of the game. Frey’s two yard quarterback sneak two minutes later pushed the lead to three touchdowns. Finally in the first quarter, Kirkland found the end zone once again. This 16 yard touchdown run gave Northview a 28-0 advantage after the first quarter of play.
Forest Hills Northern was able to get on the board midway through the second quarter when Trinidad Chambliss ran four yards to the end zone. Northview was able to respond when Frey used his legs for a 29 yard run, his third total touchdown of the half. The Huskies would move the score to 35-12 when Chambliss took to the air and found Ethan Morello for a 35 yard touchdown pass.
After a Northview field goal by Chris Mendez to open the third quarter, FHN responded with a 83 yard pass from Chambliss to Jake Peterson. This brought the Huskies with 19 points, but this would not last long. On Northview’s ensuing drive, Kirkland broke free for a 36 yard touchdown to give Northview a 45-19 lead after the third quarter of play.
Each team scored once in the final quarter of action. First, it was the Huskies and Chambliss, who ran four yards for the score. Then it was Northview when Mendez connected on his second field goal of the night. This moved the game to its final score of 48-26. Ja’Kaurie Kirkland finished this contest with a remarkable 240 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Northview is now two wins from automatic qualification for the playoffs at 4-2. Next week, they take on Greenville with hopes of moving closer to the postseason. For Forest Hills Northern, they find themselves at 1-5 on the year. They will step out of league action to face Kenowa Hills next Friday night.