Northview celebrates homecoming with big win over Jay

Chiefs roll past Royals

NHS’s Jamarkus Jefferson (6) runs the ball for a touchdown during Friday night’s game.

News Sportswriter

Homecoming for Northview High School has come and gone already, and it has definitely been one for the books! Last year, most of the traditional festivities were canceled due to Covid-19; however, this year, everything was back on track. Northview kicked off Friday with the annual homecoming parade, where hundreds were gathered to support their Chiefs on their big day. It was then followed by an outdoor pep rally. Later that night, the members of the homecoming court were introduced, and the football game followed. It was an amazing night for the Northview Chiefs, considering they won 54-13!
Before the football game, members of the court were introduced. The class maids were as follows: freshman, Payton Daw; sophomore, Ty’Deasia McKenzie; junior, Emma Gilmore. For the senior class, Kaitlin Gafford was named the second runner-up; Anna Adams was the first runner-up; and finally, Neveah Brown was crowned Northview’s 2021 Homecoming Queen! These titles were voted on by the students. Congratulations to all of the young ladies selected to represent their classes and school!
It was then time for the big game. Northview was excited to play their rivals, the Jay Royals, in their homecoming game, and they did not disappoint. The game started off strong with the first touchdown being within minutes of the first quarter. In fact, it was actually on the second play of the game. Junior Jamarkus Jefferson received a pass from quarterback Kaden Odom, junior, for the first touchdown of the game. Sophomore Brandon Ferguson kicked the extra point bringing the score to 7-0, early on. A little later, junior Luke Bridges intercepted a pass from Jay, bringing the score 14-0, with the extra point.
Later on, Jaquez Moorer returned a fumble and the Chiefs earned another touchdown, bringing the score to 21-0. Shortly after, Luke Bridges earned yet another touchdown. By the end of the first quarter, Northview was up 27-0 and fans, as well as players, were ecstatic. In the second quarter, Northview continued to show off their talent and scored another 27 points.
In the second half of the game, Northview did have any more touchdowns, however, Jay did. As the last buzzer of the game went off, Jay scored their second touchdown of the night, bringing the final score 54-13. This game was truly an amazing game for the Chiefs and they proved to everyone just how much talent and potential they have.
Quarterback Kaden Odom commented, “Our defense made two big plays in the first quarter that got us on the board quick! It felt good to be able to go out and get a big win on homecoming not only for my teammates and coaches but for the community, too!”
The Chiefs are off this coming Friday, but they will play again October 15 at Catholic. Make sure to mark your calendars!