After a tough loss to Walled Lake Central on the road the previous week, Walled Lake Northern came home and routed Waterford Mott in a 49-0 shutout on Friday, Sept. 16.
“I thought we took care of business and didn’t hesitate,” said Northern Head Coach Brett Moore. “Our offense was proficient and our defense was really good. Mott had only 110 yards on offense.”
The Knights (2-2 overall, 1-1 in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association North Division) led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter and 35-0 at halftime.
Northern quarterback Kirk Thomas completed all 9 of his passes for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jake Ginster had 5 carries for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Ted Lilley also had 2 catches for 74 yards and 2 touchdowns while Ryan Soulet had 3 catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.
Chad Bailey also had 9 tackles for the Knights while Matt Kosmalski had an interception and a 53-yard punt return for a touchdown.
“Matt is a difference maker. Our no-huddle catches teams napping and it works to our advantage,” Moore said.
Mott’s (0-4, 0-2) losing streak has now reached 19 games. The Corsairs will next host Walled Lake Central on Friday, Sept. 23.
Meanwhile, the Knights will travel to face unbeaten Walled Lake Western.
“We know how good Western is, but give us a couple plays, and we’re 4-0. We have a puncher’s chance,” Moore said.