Howell 21, Novi 17

September 14, 2018
Republished with permission of the Novi News

Matt Hornyak threw TD passes of 35 and 81 yards to Nathan Eades as the Highlanders (2-2, 2-1) scored 14 unanswered points in the final quarter to spoil homecoming for the Wildcats (1-3, 1-2) in a KLAA West game. Novi led 10-0 at halftime on a 4-yard run by Troy Aikins followed by a Gonzalo Cristobal 22-yard field goal. Malik McGhee's 1-yard TD run with 5:18 left in the third gave Novi a 17-0 advantage before Hornyak, who was 14-of-24 passing for 218 yards, hit John Trocchio on a 7-yard TD pass with 2:21 left in the third. Eades had seven catches for 154 yards, while John Erno was Novi's leading rusher with 22 carries for 124 yards. Novi outgained Howell in total yards, 288-218. Matt George had six unassisted tackles, while Gavin Parenti and Kyle Heslop each added a sack for Novi.