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NHS region champs, advance to state semifinal
Chiefs’ Jamarkus Jefferson (6) rushes for a TD. By MCKENNA SIMMONSNews Sports Writer The Northview Chiefs stormed past the undefeated Chipley Tigers this past Friday night, Nov. 25, in Bratt, and they are now regional champs. They will advance deeper into the playoffs, as a final four team, inching even closer to the state title. The final score Friday night was 42-6Starting off the first quarter, the Tigers received the…
W.S. Neal football: From worst to (almost) first
Fountain By RANDY TATANOSpecial to Atmore News If you’re a fan of a high school football team that went 0-10, one would assume the next year would be a rebuilding season.One would be wrong.Because if your new football coach is Hugh Fountain, anything is possible. Including the playoffs.Fountain, who returned to his East Brewton alma mater this summer with 253 lifetime wins and a few AISA state championships in his…
Chiefs win in second round of playoffs
Chiefs’ Kaden Odom (4) runs for a touchdown. By MCKENNA SIMMONSNews Sports Writer Last Friday night, November 18, the Northview Chiefs defeated the Holmes County Blue Devils in the second round of the playoffs at home in Bratt. One step closer to the finish line, Northview will now advance to the Regional Championship, which will be hosted at their home again this Friday. The Chiefs’ record is currently 11-0, and…
First-year ECHS coach anticipating a bright future
Harris By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer When Vincent Harris was awarded his first head coaching job earlier this year, at Escambia County High School, he knew he faced a formidable task in rebuilding the ECHS program. After his first ECHS team posted a 4-6 record and was competitive in most of its losses, Harris feels confident the first layer of a new foundation has been lain.In fact, he thought the…
NHS 10-0, headed to playoffs
By MCKENNA SIMMONSNews Sports Writer The Northview Chiefs wrapped up their regular season with another win against the Panama City Bay Tornadoes at home, Friday, November 4. They have had a spectacular year so far with a perfect season at 10-0. Now on the road to state – The Chiefs will host the winner of the Freeport and Holmes County game on November 18 at home in Bratt.Starting off Friday…