By MCKENNA SIMMONS
News Sports Writer
The Northview Chiefs swept the Escambia County High School (Atmore) Blue Devils last Friday night, October 28, in Bratt for their Senior Night. The Chiefs are currently undefeated, with an impressive record of 9-0. With a final score of 57-14, it is safe to say that Northview’s season will continue to succeed.
In the first quarter, the Blue Devils started off with the ball. Shortly into the game, they scored and got the extra 2 points, which brought the opponents up by 8. When the Chiefs got the ball back, quarterback Kaden Odom passed a beautiful throw to Maliki Haynes for a Northview touchdown. Hoping to catch up to their opponent, the Chiefs went for the extra 2, and it was good, bringing the score 8-8 early on in the ball game. Atmore got the ball back, but they did not score. When the Chiefs regained possession of the ball, Jamarkus Jefferson ran it into the end zone for a touchdown. With a good kick from Brandon Ferguson, the Chiefs were up 15-8. ECHS scored again, which made the score close at 15-14. Northview scored on their next possession, and with a good kick from Ferguson, the Chiefs were up 22-14 at the end of the first quarter.
Starting off the second quarter, Northview’s Luke Bridges gets a first down for the Chiefs, and shortly after, Jefferson ran it in for a touchdown. Ferguson kicked yet another good extra point, which brought the Chiefs up 29-14. While on defense, Northview’s Odom intercepted a pass. Turning the ball back over to Northview, Jefferson scored for the Chiefs. Since the extra point was good, Northview was up 36-14. ECHS got the ball back, but Northview’s defense held them. When the Chiefs regained possession of the ball, they ended up scoring yet again, bringing them up 43-14, with the good extra point.
In the third quarter, Northview’s Wyatt Scruggs scored a touchdown for the Chiefs. With a good kick for Ferguson, Northview was up 50-14.
In the final quarter of the game, Odom passed the ball downfield to Tyler Reagan for a first down. Shortly after, Odom ran it in for a touchdown. With a good kick from Ferguson the Chiefs were up 57-14. For the very last play of the ball game, the Chiefs’ defense ended on a high note by sacking ECHS’s quarterback.
“It was a big game for us,” Jefferson said.. “We started off slow, but after we scored the first time, it was a wrap.”
Next week, Northview will host Panama City Bay at home, in Bratt, for their last regular season game. It’s going to be a good one, don’t be late!