By LEXXI BAGGETT
News Sports Writer
The prediction was that South Walton would take down the Northview High School Chiefs this past Friday night, Sept. 7. So much for predictions! Even though the game started out with very little action, the Chiefs managed to end up on top, with a 14-7 win against South Walton.
From the onset of the game, things were questionable for the Chiefs. South Walton ran one through and had a successful extra kick. Even though the Chiefs answered when Trent Kite scored 6 points, that was it for the Chiefs’ scoring during the first half. Sea Hawks up by 1 points, going into the half.
The second half saw some major team work by Northview’s defense. Senior Lance McLaughlin left his mark, causing a quarterback sack and earning the Chiefs 2 points.
Also during the third, the offense did not give up, and junior Trent Kite ended an almost 100-yard scoring drive by crossing into the end zone. Chiefs were up, 14 to 7. Before the game was up, McLaughlin again showed his skills when he captured a Sea Hawk pass, causing an interception. Offense played out the clock, and the Chiefs enjoyed the victory!
Seniors Lance McLaughlin and Seth Killam seemed to truly be field leaders. Killam, who is normally the starting quarterback, also played running back, wide receiver, cornerback and safety. He is diverse in all of these areas and can adjust well where he is needed. McLaughlin spear-headed his defensive brothers, hollering out reminders while forcing turnovers and interceptions.
“He’s loud and he’s a leader,” sophomore Logan Bryan said “It’s easy to pay attention to him.”
The victory this past Friday night was one the Chiefs needed, especially after the heartbreak to neighboring Flomaton.
This Friday night the Chiefs will travel to Blountstown to see if they can continue their momentum. Gas up and head on down! See you there!