Novi at Stevenson: Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

Republished with permission of Hometime Life
August 29, 2019

Both Novi and Stevenson come into the 2019 season after seasons to forget in 2018. The Wildcats finished with a 2-7 record, while the Spartans won one of nine games last season. 
 
However, Stevenson comes into Week 1 with revenge on its mind. The Spartans lost to Novi 24-14 in the final game of the 2018 season.
 
The Spartans have veterans that remember that game too, with both Nick Broome and Evan Beck returning to the middle of the defense at linebacker and Caden Woodall taking charge of the backfield at running back. 
 
Novi also has an increased veteran presence heading into 2019 as well. Head coach Jeff Burnside's team will have senior Josh Erno at quarterback with two junior running backs Gavin Parenti and Malik McGhee, who both also play linebacker. 
 
With Week 1 approaching, both Novi and Stevenson have the opportunity to set the tone in a positive trajectory that both teams did not see in 2018.