The Northview Wildcats entered 2021 on a six-game losing streak. Just two weeks into the Ryan Oshnock era, Northview has doubled their season win total. On Thursday night, Northview bested Wyoming, a team led by another first-year head coach (Carlton Brewster), by a final tally of 24-0.
In the first quarter, Northview was able to cross the goal line on the ground. Kinji Black, a senior for the Wildcats, powered into the end zone from two yards out. Black would add the two-point try to give the team an 8-0 lead.
Northview would extend their lead in the second quarter, thanks to a big special teams play. The Wildcats’ punt return unit blocked a Wolves’ punt attempt, and Jalen Charity returned the blocked kick for a 32-yard touchdown. Da’Torian Roberts would add a 2-yard touchdown plunge to push the ‘Cats lead to 21-0 as the teams went to halftime.
There was little offense in the second half, with just one scoring play coming in the fourth quarter. Kevin Landers stepped up and facing a fourth-and-goal at the seven, booted a 24-yard field goal. This moved the game to its final score of 24-0.
Northview is now 2-0 for the second time in three seasons. They will begin OK White play next week when they travel to Forest Hills Central. Wyoming is 0-2 for the second straight year. The Wolves will look to get in the win column next Friday, when OK Green play begins against Reeths-Puffer.