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Northview comes up short in slugfest with rival Flomaton
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Northview High’s Chiefs came out on the short end of a 34-26 score in a wild and woolly, back and forth, state-line rival contest against Flomaton High’s Hurricanes last Friday, August 30, on Flomaton’s home turf. The defending Alabama Class 3A state champion Hurricanes wasted no time reaching the end zone during the first quarter and put up an early 7-0 lead. The Chiefs responded…
NHS-ECHS brawl
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter A 7-on-7 football scrimmage between Northview High School and Escambia County High School turned violent Tuesday morning, July 23, at ECHS’ Herbert Barnes Stadium. Such scrimmages are normally played with no contact as players are equipped with only a helmet. The teams stayed neck-and-neck, and both seemed to be enjoying the scrimmage until a few players from each team started jawing back and forth. That…
Chiefs counting on quality, not quantity as season nears
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter The Northview Chiefs are gearing up for a successful season not only on the gridiron, but off as well. Even with a fairly small varsity squad of only 30 players, the Chiefs are in hopes of capturing another championship. “We have a small group of guys,” head coach Derek Marshman said. “The difference-maker is that we have quality kids.” Despite the rain, heat and humidity,…
Northview banking on experience to fuel continued success
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer After earning its first playoff appearance in several years last season, Northview High School has gone back to the football field to prepare for the next step in its rebuilding project. Last season, the Chiefs proved that they were a contender for a championship as they fought their way into the playoffs. Unfortunately, Northview’s second postseason game was played on the heels of tragedy…
Quick-strike offense leads Blue Devils past Chiefs in preseason contest
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer First-year Escambia County High School head football coach Scott Mason promised prior to his team’s May 17 preseason game that the Blue Devils would deliver a quick, fast-paced offensive game using Mason’s “thunder and lightning” approach. The Blue Devils did not fail to deliver. ECHS racked up a whopping 341 yards of offense during three periods of varsity action and came away with a…