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Published: Friday, 11/1/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

Soutvhiew defeats Northview 40-0 for its 8th straight win in the battle of Sylvania

In the battle of Sylvania, Southview scored on the first play of the game at Cats Stadium and rolled over rival Northview tonight.

The Cougars' Keith Gilmore returned the opening kick 100 yards and Southview never looked back in a 40-0 shutout.

Southview also blocked a punt and took it back for a touchdown in building a 28-0 lead at the half. Junior Leon Eggleston, who blocked the punt, also returned a fumble 32 yards for another score.

It was the eighth straight time Southview (7-3 overall) defeated Northview (2-8) in the Sylvania series.

The Cougars amassed 323 yards of total offense (185 rushing). Sophomore quarterback Sam Stout was the game's leading rusher (59 yards) and passer as he completed three of four passes for 58 yards. Stout also scored on an eight-yard run and on a 33-yard TD pass to Nate Hall.

Southview has won four in a row to close the regular season after losing three of its first six games, including a costly 16-13 NLL setback to Perrysburg in week six. The Cougars will have to settle for a second place finish in the league and needs help to qualify for the Division II playoffs.

Northview had 103 total yards, including 90 rushing. Preston McCurdy led the Wildcats with 45 rushing yards.

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