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Chiefs advance in playoffs
But with a heavy heart for one of their own By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer With a 40-14 victory, the Northview Chiefs dominated Graceville Friday night on the Chiefs’ home field in the first round of the playoffs. Stands were full, and spirits were high as the Chiefs made it their fifth-game winning streak. The victory is bittersweet, however, when one of their own is now suffering from a…
Cougars face Generals for state title again
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer Two numbers from Pat McGhee were the magic numbers for the Escambia Academy Cougars against Edgewood: 397 and 6. In 48 minutes of regulation time during the AISA Class AA semifinals Friday, Nov. 9, Pat McGhee went on an absolute tear and ran for 397 yards rushing and scored all 6 touchdowns for EA. McGhee’s performance along with the entire team’s efforts propelled the…
Chiefs chain the Bulldogs
Headed to playoffs this Friday By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer Things are looking good for the Northview High School Chiefs. With a Friday night victory of 49-21 over the Freeport Bulldogs, the Chiefs now have a spot in the first round of the playoffs against Graceville High School, whose record is 3-5. The Chiefs also will have home field advantage. “If we play this Friday night like we did…
Escambia Academy dominates Coosa Valley
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Cougars of Canoe started playoff contention this past Friday, Nov. 2. The temperature was about 47 degrees and it was perfect weather for football. The Coosa Valley Academy Rebels came to Canoe looking to defeat the Cougars to stay alive in the playoffs. They were not successful though, losing to EA 45-14. The Cougars played soundly on both sides of the ball and…
Defense leads Devils to season-ending win over Rams
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County’s football team didn’t turn in its best overall performance of the year in their win last Thursday (Nov. 1) over playoff-bound Francis Marion High, but the Blue Devils didn’t have to. While the ECHS offense struggled throughout the season-ending contest, the scrappy Devils defense took charge, bending several times but never breaking in a 14-0 decision over a Rams team that struggled…