By MCKENNA SIMMONS
News Sports Writer
This past Friday night, the Northview Chiefs battled hard in their last game of the season against Bozeman all the way in Panama City. With a final score of 37-31, it is clear that Northview gave it all they had until the very end of the ball game. Northview’s season is now over after the second round of playoffs, it came and went just as quickly as it started.
Starting off the first quarter strong, Wyatt Scruggs scored a 50-yard touchdown for the Chiefs. With a good kick from Brandon Ferguson, Northview was up 7-0 early on. Bozeman retaliated with a touchdown, but their kick was not good, leaving the Chiefs up at 7-6.
In the second quarter, Joe Wright scored a touchdown from the 20-yard line, and the extra point was good. The Chiefs were then up 14-6. Bozeman ran the punt back for a touchdown, and they went for a 2- point conversion, making the score now tied at 14-14. Scruggs then passed the ball to Tyler Ragan for another touchdown for the Chiefs, inching the score up to 21-14. Later on when Northview had the ball back and was in field goal range, Ferguson kicked a good kick, making the score 24-14. When Bozeman was back on offense, Sam Reid caught an interception, turning the ball back over to Northview.
In the third quarter, Bozeman scored a touchdown as well as a good extra point, making the score then 24-21. Scruggs ran the ball into the endzone, making the score 31-21 with the good extra point. Bozeman scored on their next possession, making the score even closer at 31-28.
In the final quarter of the game, Bozeman kicked a field goal tying up the score, 31-31. With only 6 seconds left in the ball game, Bozeman scored, leaving the final score of the game at 37-31.
The Chiefs had a season full of hard work and progress after losing several seniors last season. Many seniors as well as young players stepped up this year, and they fought hard until the very last second. Before you know it, it will be time for the Chiefs to step out beneath those Friday night lights once again, just like they always have. Northview football is more than just a sport, it is something that bonds this entire community. Each fall, fans from all around the area gather at Tommy Weaver Stadium in Bratt, Florida to support these young men and watch some good football. There really is nothing like it. Thank you all for following their journey this year; it is well appreciated. Until next season!