The victory improved the Knights' record to 4-0 in the WIC and 5-2 overall.
Northview's dominating defensive front line held the winless Wildcats to just 96 yards of total offense. South Vermillion's Justin Vamdivier accounted for 42 of those yards in the opening quarter with the Wildcats' only touchdown run.
Offensively, Northview ran for 312 yards, led by Jamie Bays with 153, and threw for 200.
Despite the final score, Northview coach George Gettle said it was the Knights' best game of the season. He pointed out two pass interceptions thrown by quarterback Broc Miller, who was 7-18 for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
"I don't think we were as sharp as we need to be. We just got the down early," Gettle said.
Northview led 14-0 before its offense took the field. Chase Yocom, who caught two passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for the first touchdown.
Northview's defense stopped South Vermillion and forced the Wildcats to punt from their own 15-yard line. The punt went straight up, came down on the 5-yard line and bounced back into the end zone where Northview's Coyle Doyle recovered it for a touchdown.
Less than four minutes into the contest, Northview made it 21-6 when Yocom caught a Miller pass, broke one tackle and ran 86 yards for a touchdown.
Leading 35-6 with less than 15 seconds left in the half, Northview ran a fake punt that set up a touchdown by Miller to end the half. Bays ran 48 yards to the South Vermillion 1-yard line. Miller scored left the field with a 42-6 lead at halftime.
South Vermillion was unhappy with the fake punt under the circumstances, but coach Gettle said it's something the Knights practice. "That's a check off play at the line. When (South Vermillion) brought everybody up (to the line), that's an automatic for us. I can't fault the kids on that. That's something we work on in practice," Gettle said.
On Matt Crooks' seventh PAT kick of the half, South Vermillion's starting quarterback Joe Bush was flagged for a personal foul and ejected from the game.
The Knights added 21 points in the second half and most starters were out of the game before the third period ended.
Northview at South Vermillion
N -- Chase Yocom 80 yd. kickoff return (Matt Crooks kick).
N -- Cole Doyle punt recovery in end zone (M. Crooks kick).
SV -- Justin Vandivier 32 yd. run (run failed).
N -- Yocom 86 yd. pass from Broc Miller (M. Crooks kick).
N -- Devon Chamberlain 54 yd. pass from Miller (M. Crooks kick).
N -- John Reberger 10 yd. pass from Miller (M. Crooks kick).
N -- Miller 1 yd. run (M. Crooks kick).
N -- Miller 3 yd run (M. Crooks kick).
N-- Lancaster 11 yd. run (Cody Crooks kick).
N -- Caleb Whitman 28 yd. run (C. Crooks kick).
Rushing -- Northview: Bays 9-153, Miller 5-22, Hyatt 6-21, Lancaster 4-55, Wickware 3-6, Clancy 2-6, Whitman 2-46, Walden 2-3; South Vermillion: Justin Vandivier 8-45, Montecillo 8-13, Lubovich 4-(-7), Mitchell 3-8, Malone 3-3, Terry 2-2, Bush 5-(-5).
Passing -- Northview: Miller 7-18-2--200; South Vermillion: Bush 2-6-0--31; Peelman 1-1-0--9.
Receiving -- Northview: Yocom 2-107, Chamberlain 2-59, Bays 1-16, Reberger 1-10, Timm 1-8; South Vermillion: Alexander 1-28, Walker 1-9, Terry 1-3.
Next game -- Next Friday, Northview (5-2, 4-0 in WIC) plays at West Vigo and South Vermillion (0-7, 0-4 in WIC) is at home against Sullivan.