By LIBBY PUGH
After the big win last week, the Northview Chiefs were carrying a great amount of momentum leading into their rival game against the Jay Royals. The Chiefs led the night with a 34 to 15 win against the Royals.
As the game was under way, the Royals received the ball first. They tried to drive down field to score, but their drive resulted in a punt. The Chiefs received the ball, and senior Jayden Jackson started the night off with a Chiefs touchdown with 6 minutes and 32 seconds left in the first quarter. The field goal attempt by sophomore Jamarkus Jefferson was good. The Royals received the ball, but they didn’t keep the ball for very long and turned the ball over on downs. The first quarter ended with a score of 7 to 0 in the Chiefs’ favor.
Although the Chiefs were ahead going into the second quarter, they were determined to get more points on the board. Sophomore quarterback Kaden Odom threw a pass to Jefferson to score another Chiefs touchdown. Unfortunately, the field goal attempt was no good.
On the Royals next drive, they were forced to punt by the mighty Chiefs’ defense. On the play of the next drive for the Chiefs, Jackson ran the ball in the endzone. Following the touchdown, Jackson ran in the endzone to score 2 for the Chiefs.
The Royals in return scored a touchdown with an extra point. After the Royals scored, they did a successful onside kick and received the ball. But the Royals soon fumbled, and Jackson recovered the ball for the Chiefs. To end the quarter, Jackson ran long for another Chiefs touchdown. The extra point by Jefferson was good. The first half of the rivalry game ended with a score of 28 to 7.
The Chiefs kept their spirits high during halftime, but they were not the only ones ready to finish strong. The Chief fans, including the loud student section, were ready to cheer on the guys.
On the first play of the third quarter, the Chiefs had another touchdown by Jackson. The extra point attempt was no good. The rest of the third quarter was a battle of the defenses. The Chiefs’ defense started off by stopping the Royals and forcing them to punt. The Royals’ defense in return forced the Chiefs to punt on their drive. The Chiefs defense forced the Royals to have a turnover on downs. The third quarter ended with a score of 34 to 7 in the Chiefs’ favor.
As the fourth quarter started, the Royals defense continued to stop the Chiefs, and forced them to punt on their next drive. In return, the Royals scored and earned 2 extra points. The game ended with a score of 34 to 15 Chiefs.
The players of the game for the Chiefs are as follows: Jefferson is the overall and special teams player. Senior Johnny Windham is the offensive player, and sophomore Luke Bridges is the defensive player.
Next week, the Chiefs look forward to celebrating homecoming. The Chiefs will face the Chipley Tigers, a district game, and they hope to use this rivalry win as motivation for next Friday night’s game. Homecoming festivities will start at 6 p.m. on Friday night, and the football game will follow.
Chiefs fans, come out to support your Northview Chiefs. Go Chiefs!