By LEXXI BAGGETT
News Sport Writer
Northview High School’s record dropped to 4-3 with their loss against Pensacola Catholic this past Friday night, October 12. The Chiefs ended the night with a 41-22 loss, the exact same score that the two of them had last year when they played each other.
Catholic just seemed to dominate most of the game. Even going into the half, they were up 21 to 0, thanks to Ja’kobi Jackson, Catholic’s junior football star who is as good on offense as he is defense. He rushed for over 150 yards, earned 3 touchdowns, and on defense zoomed in on 9 tackles. He was all over the field, even from the first play when he ran it in 60 yards from a Chiefs’ onside kick.
For the Chiefs, however, quarterback senior Seth Killam paved the way, especially for his younger counterpart, sophomore Jayden Jackson. Killam had 130 yards and scored for the Chiefs, while Jackson had 120 yards and a stellar touchdown where he ran it in on a 66-yard run. This offensive action did not come, however, until the second half after Coach Derek Marshman made some adjustments with his team.
The Chiefs’ defense could not keep Catholic from adding more points during the second half. Senior Seth Wilson came in for an additional 2 touchdowns, and another Catholic Jackson touchdown sealed it for the opponent.
“We needed to come out strong, and we didn’t,” senior Seth Killam said after the game. “As a team, we just couldn’t get it together. We will work hard this week to prepare for Baker.”
Baker hasn’t lost a game this year and is considered the top contending team for the state playoffs. This should not bother the Chiefs. They’ve taken on Baker before –and won!
Let’s go, Chiefs. See you in Baker!