A Winning Season: Northview Beats Sneads

October 31, 2009

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Led by a strong defense in the second half, the Northview Chiefs beat the Sneads Pirates 10-7 on Senior Night in Bratt.

The Chiefs defense allowed Sneads just 13 offensive plays for 55 yards, while the Northview offense had 224 yards, all but four on the ground.

For a complete NorthEscambia.com photo gallery from the game, click here.

“It was a great win for the seniors. We’ve got 21 seniors and it was a special tribute to them tonight,” first-year Head Coach Sid Wheatley said.

“Offensively, I thought we ran the ball well; we controlled the line of scrimmage,” he said. “We need to put more points on the board when we have the opportunity. I know we got inside the red zone a couple of times, and we turned the ball over on downs.”

cpre101.jpgOne of those plays inside the red zone came in the first half with a Brandon Sheets pass to Brad Lowery at the three.  The officials ruled the pass incomplete, but photographs from four different photographers showed he had firm grip on the ball. (One photo is at left; other photos showed Lowery with a complete hold on the ball.)

“Defensively, I thought we did tremendous, especially in the second half,” Wheatley said. “We knew they had great, skilled people with tremendous speed, and they kind of hurt us the way the way they were reversing it.”

The final home game of the season for the Chiefs started out with a fumble right away as they received  the opening kickoff. Sneads eventually took the lead 7-0 with 3:31 to go in the first quarter.

nhs-sneads-041.jpgThen once again, the Chiefs fumbled the kickoff, but recovered at the Snead’s 30. Ka’Daris Grice picked up 18 yards to the Pirates’ 48. Dustin Yuhasz then gained six to the 42. Yuhasz followed that with a 42-yard touchdown run with 2:17 to go in the quarter. A good kick, and the game was tied 7-7.

With 4:26 in the first half, the Chiefs punted on a fourth down situation, with Brad Lowery sending the pigskin 35 yards through the uprights. The Chiefs led 10-7. With a scoreless second half, the Chiefs added another one to the win column, 10-7 over the Sneads Pirates.

“It was a great team win,” Wheatley said.

Yuhasz  lead the Chiefs on the ground, with 68 yards on eight carries. Ka’Daris Grice  had 55 yards on 13 carries. La’Mikal Kyles had 58 yards on 13 runs; and freshman Roderick Woods had 43 yards on 10 carries.

On the defensive side, the Chiefs were led by seniors Austin Reid and Steven Long with seven tackles each. Anthony Pierce had half a dozen tackles for Northview.

Northview (6-2, 5-2) will be on the road next Friday night against Vernon.

For a complete NorthEscambia.com photo gallery from the game, click here. 

Pictured above: Action as Northview beat Sneads Friday night in Bratt. Pictured below: Senior John Sellars receives the ceremonial game ball from the U.S. Army Silver Wings parachute team. The Silver Wings were unable to parachute into the stadium due to weather that grounded their plane in Alabama. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

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Comments

14 Responses to “A Winning Season: Northview Beats Sneads”

  1. Kelvin Grice on November 5th, 2009 5:03 am

    Way to go Ka’Daris!

  2. KD Lil' Sis on November 2nd, 2009 2:40 pm

    WAY 2 GO KA’DARIS !!!!!!!!!

  3. Amanda Sellars on November 1st, 2009 7:56 pm

    WAY TO GO CHIEFS!!! Great Job John!!! I felt so honored that you asked me to walk you out. I’m proud of the game that you played and you need to get to talking to the coach here at JU so you will have the chance to play on a college team. I know you are good enough. Also, it was good to see all my old Northview people again. NJROTC keep improving and never settle with being average always strive to be the best. See y’all at Thanksgiving!

  4. AL on November 1st, 2009 6:12 pm

    For Tate’s Senior night they recognized all of the seniors and a visiting LT Col before the game, so the half-time still belonged to the bands.

  5. band parent on November 1st, 2009 8:17 am

    I also was disappointed for the band and how they got cut short at the halftime show. Not that Sr Chief and Mr Ewing did not deserve the recognition. Just would have been better at a different time. Most of the band members were very disappointed and wished that this last home game could have been all it should have been. I was very glad they were allowed to play after the game. Just disappointed how the whole evening went for them. The support wasn’t the same or as it should have been.

  6. TAMMY REID on October 31st, 2009 10:39 pm

    CHIEFS PLAYED A GOOD GAME!! BUT IT WAS A SAD GAME. AUSTIN LAST HOME FOOTBALL GAME!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU THUMPER.. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND YOUR HEART IN IT. AND CHERISH ALL THE GOOD TIMES!!

    BOYS YALL PLAYED GOOD.. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
    GO CHIEFS!!

  7. Lauren on October 31st, 2009 9:29 pm

    Well, I finally get to see you in your uniform Lance. A beautiful picture also with you mom. Love to you both. Miss Lauren

  8. Lauren on October 31st, 2009 9:28 pm

    Way to go Dustin. Love ya sugar Miss Lauren

  9. Mrs. Hopkins on October 31st, 2009 3:06 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS CHIEFS!!!! GO AMRY !!!!

  10. Brenda Garrett-McCall on October 31st, 2009 10:27 am

    Go Northview chiefs!!! Sorry I had to miss your game. All of you guys are AWESOME!! You have a-lot to be proud of, great season. I’ll see all of you next week at the Vernon game. GO CHIEFS! Sam, what a way to end your senior year. We are all very proud of you.

  11. parent on October 31st, 2009 10:05 am

    I thought it was very tacky for the seniors in the band not to be able to have their final home half-time performance. After all, they deserved the same recognition as the cheerleaders and the players. They have worked just as hard and are just as important. Yes, they got to play AFTER the game, but it’s not the same. I think it would have been very classy if the players and the cheerleaders would have stayed on the sidelines to offer their support to the band that gives them support every week! But, once again, it’s all about the players and the cheerleaders! Doesn’t seem quite fair!

  12. HS Parent on October 31st, 2009 9:58 am

    I’m so proud of this team for securing a winning season. It’s sad that because of the playoff system, only 2 teams out of a 9 team district will go to the state playoffs. Looks like Northview just missed because of a one touchdown loss to South Walton, in a game they should have won. Tough break for the Chiefs. We love you guys!

  13. Deni on October 30th, 2009 11:53 pm

    Way to go yall!

  14. NHS CHIEF!! on October 30th, 2009 9:55 pm

    GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!! WE DO WHAT WE GOTTA DO WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN 6-0
    BUT 6-2 FEELS GOOD. HELLFIRE!!! HELLFIRE!!! HELLFIRE!! HELLFIRE!!…..LOL





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