Novi takes Baseline Jug away from rival Northville

Brad Emons
October 13, 2017
Republished with permission of the Novi News

Gilliam, Klosterman lead ground game in 21-6 victory


The eight-year itch is over.
 
Using an exclusive ground attack and a suffocating defense, Novi put together its most complete football performance of the season Friday night with a convincing 21-6 win over rival Northville.
 
The 3-5 Wildcats, who were eliminated from the playoff picture two weeks ago, looked like a postseason team as they piled up 369 total yards without attempting a pass while holding the 3-5 Mustangs to 180 in total yards.
 
But more importantly, Novi gained back the coveted Baseline Jug for the first time since 2008.
 
"First of all our O-line put on a show tonight," said Novi senior quarter Sean Gilliam, who rushed for a game-best 196 yards on 21 carries. "They were opening the biggest holes we've had all season. They played a great game tonight and (Kyle) Klosterman ran hard, powerful . . . they couldn't tackle him. And the O-line opened up some great lanes for me, too. It was a good team win."

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