Huron Valley Lakeland’s rushing freight train is still rolling after returning home and running over the Novi Wildcats, 34-12, on Thursday, Aug. 30.
The Eagles (2-0) scored 27 straight points, beginning in the first quarter with an 8-yard touchdown run by Anthony Waite to cap an 80-yard drive for a 6-0 lead.
In the second quarter, quarterback Ross Heiman threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Christie to complete a 70-yard drive. A 2-point conversion put Lakeland up 14-0 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Christie struck again, this time on a 46-yard touchdown run. He would then follow up with his third touchdown of the night on a 10-yard run.
After Novi (0-2) finally scored on an 8-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, Waite scored his second touchdown on a 2-yard run to effectively put the game away.
Lakeland outgained Novi on the ground with 255 yards rushing compared to 216 for the Wildcats. The Eagles only threw five passes on the night, completing three of them for 70 yards.
Waite had 12 tackles to lead the Lakeland defense, while Collin Papler had 10 total tackles and Jack Flynn, Jon Yeatman, and Justin Bafus each had eight total tackles.
Waite, Mike Sullivan, and Austen Yeomans each also recovered a fumble for the Eagles, who will next open Kensington Lakes Activities Association North Division play on Friday, Sept. 7 when hosting the defending division champion, Walled Lake Western.