Apparently 5-4 Novi didn't get the memo they that were a big underdog going into Friday's MHSAA Division 1 football playoff opener at 9-0 West Bloomfield.
Make that 6-4 overall now for the upstart Wildcats, who rode the jet legs of Emanuel Jackson and the accurate arm of quarterback Alec Bageris to stun the previously unbeaten Lakers, 31-28, in the Region 2-District 2.
And if it wasn't the upset of state tourney so far, it was certainly the biggest surprise in the opening-round games in Division 1. It also moves the Wildcats into the district final beginning at 7 p.m. next Friday at Novi Detroit Catholic Central (8-2).
|Novi Wildcats ((6-4)|
Detroit Catholic Central (8-2)
|Date: Friday, November 6, 2015|
Location: Detroit Catholic Central HS
Game Time: 7:00pm
DCC defeaten Novi, 15-12
October 31st, 2008
DCC leads all-time series, 2-0