By LEXXI BAGGETT
News Sports Writer
The Northview Chiefs gave it their all, in spite of the threat from Hurricane Irma Friday night at South Walton High School; however, their all was not enough to defeat the Seahawks. With a score of 23 to 18, the Chiefs added another loss to this year’s shaky start, which is now 1 and 2.
Not having the home turf advantage, the Chiefs still started out strong with a great play by junior quarterback Seth Killam, who, on impulse, kept the ball and ran up the middle, giving the Chiefs the first points on the board at 6 to 0. Sadly, this would be the only time the Chiefs held on to the lead. During the second quarter, South Walton proved long-arm power with 3 successful touchdowns and field goals, giving them a 21 to 6 lead.
The Chiefs would not give up that easily, however, and during the third quarter, Tim Bush received Killam’s pass and scored. Again, however, the extra point failed for the Chiefs, and there was another conversion failure in the last quarter after a dynamite powerful run by Jayden Jackson, who brought the Chiefs’ score all the way to 18 points.
It was a disappointing night for the Chiefs.
“Yes, we are a young team, but we know how to work on our shortcomings, and we will get better,” said Head Coach Derek Marshman, whose dedication and desire are certainly paving the way for a growing season.
Although Monday was an emergency off day for all Florida schools, Coach Marshman had his players at the school, reviewing what did and did not work during the game against South Walton.
“You learn from your mistakes,” added quarterback Seth Killam.
The Chiefs certainly had their share of mistakes Friday night, and South Walton’s Facebook page capitalized on this when one of their writers referred to the Northview Chiefs as being “scrappy.” The definition of “scrappy” is disorganized or incomplete, but it can also mean determined and aggressive. I promise you the latter holds true for the Chiefs.
See you this Friday night at our own home stadium, as we take on Blountstown at 7 p.m.