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Northview loses to undefeated Baker

News Sports Writer

Friday night, Oct. 19, just wasn’t a good one for the Northview Chiefs. It was obvious the Chiefs were playing against a team that was used to winning. As a matter of fact, the Baker Gators have not lost a game 28 Friday nights in a row! With a 35-7 final score, the Chiefs just could not carry out a win. Actually, the last time the Northview Chiefs beat the Baker Gators was in 2012, when the Chiefs were on their way to Northview’s only state championship (so far).
“Only scoring seven points was not the best we could do,” sophomore Jayden Jackson said. “We just couldn’t get our momentum going. Baker started scoring at the beginning and stayed ahead the entire game.”
Baker kicked off the night with a quick 7 points and stayed ahead for the rest of the game. Junior Trent Peebles made the only score for the Chiefs when he ran it in about 30 yards out. Senior Seth Killam’s kick was good.
Several times the Chiefs were at the goal line, but the Gators’ defense put a stop to that. The match-up was not a good one for the Chiefs. Of course, all the fans wanted a different outcome, but the Chiefs may still get another game against the Baker Gators if they can find a spot in the playoffs.
Killam has been named the Scholar Athlete for the Northview Chiefs. He is the starting quarterback and also maintains close to a 4.3 GPA while at Northview. He is a tremendous asset to the team, his friends, his family and his church. Not only is he a very talented athlete in football and baseball, but he is also a skilled guitar player and singer.
Next Friday night is a home game against Snook Christian Academy of Foley. See you at 7 p.m.