By LIBBY PUGH
It was Homecoming week for the Northview Chiefs, and they were able to win their district game against the Chipley Tigers. Oh how sweet it was! The final score of the game was 45 to 13.
Homecoming for the Chiefs was a little different this year, but it did not cease to boost school spirit. The week started off with the annual door decorations, wall mural, and canned food drive. On Friday, the night started off with the presentation of the Homecoming Court. Heather Knowles was crowned this year’s Homecoming Queen. She is a Chief at heart and most deserving of the crown. The first runner-up was Kenna Redmond, and the second runner-up was Naudia Carach. The maids for the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes are as follows: Freshman Maid Rabekah Abbott, Sophomore Maid Elianna Morales, and Junior Maid Nevaeh Brown.
As the game kicked off, the Chiefs received the ball first. On their first drive, the Chiefs drove down field and senior Jayden Jackson was set up to run in for a Chiefs touchdown. The extra point was no good. The mighty Chiefs defense forced the Tigers to punt on their drive. Another Chiefs touchdown by Jackson was in store. The Chiefs opted to go for 2 extra points, and they were unsuccessful this time. The Tigers responded with a touchdown and an extra point. On the Chiefs next drive, quarterback Kaden Odom threw an interception intended for a Chiefs receiver. The Tigers did not keep the ball long due to a bad snap that was recovered by senior Trevor Scott. The first quarter ended in the Chiefs favor with a score of 12 to 7.
After the game, Scott commented, “Coming back from being injured and playing to the best on my ability was my goal. I feel like I accomplished that goal and worked to help my team.”
Although the Chiefs were on top going into the second quarter, they did not stop. They started the quarter off with another touchdown by Jackson. The extra point attempt was no good. The Chiefs defense responded and forced the Tigers to punt. A touchdown by sophomore Jamarkus Jefferson allowed the Chiefs to extend their lead. The extra point by Jefferson was good. Although the Tigers received the ball, their drive ended with an interception by sophomore Luke Bridges. The second quarter ended with a score of 25 to 7 with the Chiefs in the lead.
During halftime, the Chief fans spirit remained at an all-time high as the Tribal Beat Band performed an amazing halftime show. The Class of 2021 was named the overall winner of the Homecoming Spirit Competition. All of the hard work for all of the classes paid off by boosting the overall school spirit.
The Chiefs came out after the half ready to finish what they started. As the second half began, the Tigers received the ball first, and they drove down field for a touchdown. They tried to kick a field goal, but the kick was blocked at the line. The Chiefs responded with another touchdown by Jackson, and the extra point by Jefferson was good. Bridges intercepted another Tigers pass on their next drive. On the next drive for the Chiefs, a pass by Odom was caught by senior Logan Bryan to put the Chiefs in scoring position. Jefferson ran in for a Chiefs touchdown, but the extra point attempt was no good. The third quarter ended with the Chiefs on top and a score of 38 to 13.
As the game came to an end, the Tigers were in possession of the ball. They were looking for a touchdown here, but they were unsuccessful. Jefferson scored another touchdown for the Chiefs, and also kicked the field goal for the extra point. The Tigers had one last possession, and they were attacked by the strong Chiefs defense. A sack by Bridges and a fumbled snap that was recovered by Joel Comans allowed the Chiefs to wrap up their Homecoming game. The final score of the game was 45 to 13, Chiefs on top.
Scott also mentioned, “Our team worked well together in order to accomplish what we set our mind to, beat Chipley! We came out and started fast.”
Next week, the Chiefs will host the Jay Royals. The Chiefs look to use this district win to motivate them to continue their victory streak as they wrap up their regular season! Come out and support your Chiefs!
News photo by Ditto Gorme