FHSAA Suspends Northview Quarterback Brandon Sheets

November 29, 2011

The Florida High School Athletic Association has suspended Northview Chiefs quarterback and safety Brandon Sheets from Friday night’s state semifinal game against Chipley. Northview High School is appealing that suspension to the FHSAA.

Sheets, a senior, was flagged twice in Friday night’s regional win over Freeport for what the officials said amounted to taunting.

The first flag came after a touchdown when Sheets stopped just across the goal line and dropped the ball near a Freeport defender. The second flag came on the next play. As a referee was explaining the flag to coach Sid Wheatley on the Chiefs’ sideline, Sheets ran back on the field to run the extra point play. That’s when Sheets allegedly mocked a referee by looking at him and clapping.

If Sheets’ suspension remains by the time kickoff comes Friday night in Bratt, junior Kevin Vaughan will be in his place.

Pictured top: Northview QB Brandon Sheets (#8, far right) runs the ball in for a touchdown that led to him being flagged for taunting last Friday night against Freeport. Pictured inset: A referee explains the flag to Northview Coach Sid Wheatley. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


111 Responses to “FHSAA Suspends Northview Quarterback Brandon Sheets”

  1. NHS football Player on November 30th, 2011 11:31 pm

    It’s not no WIN or LOSE.. We wanna win. We ain’t work this hard to come this far and lose. We need Brandon. He is part of the team too. He didn’t do nun to be suspended. I kno Kevin can do it. I trust Kevin. But we want Brandon and I hope he gets to play. So dnt comment about WIN or LOSE. Our mind set is WIN.

  2. Heather on November 30th, 2011 11:11 pm

    Well said Melissa!!! It is frustrating that people don’t realize how hurtful their comments are to these boys. Brandon or Kevin & win or lose…this TEAM has done a great job!!! Go Chiefs!!!

  3. Aunt KK (Micaela) on November 30th, 2011 10:55 pm

    KEVIN DEWEY VAUGHAN, don’t let ANYONE get into your head. You have the talent and the ability to help your team win this football game. Whether Brandon gets to play Friday night isn’t in your power, you just need to be prepared to help you team in anyway you can. I do agree that Brandon was singled out, that wasn’t fair. But, we need to prepare for what is ahead of us instead of dwelling on what is in the past. DO YOUR BEST CHIEFS!!!!!!

  4. yup on November 30th, 2011 10:13 pm

    chiefs had more penalty yards in that one game (against chipley in 07 playoffs) than they did all season. still boils my blood to think about it…

  5. Melissa M Ward on November 30th, 2011 9:03 pm

    It only takes ONE negative comment TO KILL a dream. REMEMBER THAT.

  6. BRigby on November 30th, 2011 6:16 pm

    For God Sakes….This isn’t a one man team!! Support Kevin….or don’t come out to the game. Sheets may play…or may not…We pretty much all agree the call was a ridiculous one, but let’s get over it and get behind our TEAM!!
    >>>>>Chipley Fan—best get ready to get ya’lls behiney kicked!! Chiefs are pumped and we aren’t going down without a fight!!

  7. Chief fan 007 on November 30th, 2011 5:47 pm

    It’s starting to look like another set up by the guys in chipley! Does anyone else remember 2007 nhs vs chipley game and that outcome thanks to the reff. They send reffs from panamal city and the mirical strip association. Hello those guys live in CHIPLEY of course they are goin to do what they can To make it easier for their boys even if it is cheating

  8. Keith on November 30th, 2011 5:39 pm

    In Four Years Of Football At Northview, (1 JV- 3 Varsity) This Kid Has Never Had An Unsportsmanlike Penalty Until Now. Drop It And Get Behind Our Team Regardless Of Who The QB Is. I Agree That The Crime Doesn’t Fit The Punishment. If This Happened During The Regular Season There Wouldn’t Have Been Such A Big Issue Made Of It. I Remember Watching A Much Smaller Brandon Sheets Being Tossed Around Like A Rag Doll On The Field As A Sophmore When He Took Over At QB On Varsity. He Has Certainly Mastered This Offense And Does An Excellent Job Running It.I Hope He Is Cleared But If Not I Have Seen Kevin Run It Also And He Can Certainly Get The Job Done.

  9. NHS mom on November 30th, 2011 5:38 pm

    I hope Brandon gets to play, but it’s time to support Kevin and the rest of the team that also got to playoffs. This isn’t a one person team. All these boys have worked very hard to get to this point. I think they can win with or without Brandon. Everyone should be supporting the entire team. Maybe, some of the others who didn’t get to play during regular season should have got to play. Never boubt the others until you give them a chance.

  10. #22 on November 30th, 2011 4:12 pm

    First of all you have no reason to comment if you think you know a few things about a person that are truly false. Yes brandon has made mistakes in the past but over the past 4 years that i have played with him and been around him he has matured way more than you think and does for the most part make mostly right choices. Like others say he is not the team we can do it without him but he is a part of the team and the team can get it done and that includes him whether he is on the sideline or playing. Now about the refs if brandon and the freeport coach were ejected like the ref claims they werent done in the proper manner no one knew that the freeport coach or brandon were ejected not even the refs in the press box . If in the case a player or coach is ejected then the white cap is supposed to take the player to the sideline and signal to the refs running the clock in the press box that the player or coach is ejected then the player/coach is supposed to is supposed to leave the stadium. So obvisouly the ref didnt do his job right no one knew either was ejected and they didnt make brandon leave the stadium????? In conclusion we are well prepared with either quarterback Brandon or Kevin either one we will come out friday to play our best game !!! WE ARE A TEAM AND RALLY AROUND EACH OTHER WE ARE READY !!

  11. Another Coach on November 30th, 2011 4:11 pm

    I have had the opportunity to coach this young man at another sport. He has always been polite and mannerly. He is quite competitive, not a bad quality, he plays to win, another good quality. He has made mistakes before and he paid for them at school and on the practice field. What he did Friday night and I was there looking at him was not severe. Maybe bad judgement, but I have done that before and many of you perfect people have too. Some officials only see things that they want to see and I have a feeling that this was the case Friday night. I have also coached with Coach Wheatley and his method of coaching may not be to some of your liking but he is successful. Can’t question that can you? He also demands respect from his players and I and they admire him for it. This horse has been ridden enough, lets pull for Brandon, Kevin and all the other guys who have worked so hard to get where they are. Please come out and support them on Friday night. Go Chiefs!!, to all you real Chief fans.

  12. Coach on November 30th, 2011 3:27 pm

    Since i was not here I have only the film and the opinions to go on, that being said, had the coach impressed the proper leadership skills on this young man over the year or years? maybe we would not be having this discussion at all! Additionally the young man is supposed to be the team’s leader? Right? I know emotions run high in the playoffs but you have to understand their is consequence for foolish behavior directed at the official! Sadly, it appears that the official over reacted in his call. What I saw on film may have deserved a warning and a flag for the second infraction, but ejection? Really? Too often these games are officiated by men who never played the game and this is their only chance to be noticed! They should be required to have played the game before than can officiate, emotions are for the young men not the officials . The young man should man up and apologize to his team and community and his coach should take the opportunity to teach not appeal. As for the team they should relish the opportunity and go BEAT CHIPLEY!

  13. Caity(: on November 30th, 2011 3:01 pm

    Chiefs whatever the outcome, you can pull it together. You’ll still have your fans or “so called fans” to support you!
    #Go Chiefs♥

  14. Molino-Anon on November 30th, 2011 7:41 am

    This is an email from Justin Harrison Assistant Executive Director for Athletic Services, and in charge of suspensions:

    The school does have an opportunity to appeal any sanction imposed. Please note that if a student-athlete or coach is ejected from a football contest, it is a minimum one contest suspension.

    Justin Harrison

    Then Mr. Harrison sent a follow-up email:

    Two unsportsmanlike penalties to the same individual results in an ejection.

    Justin Harrison
    Assistant Executive Director for Athletic Services
    Florida High School Athletic Association

  15. Molino-Anon on November 30th, 2011 7:07 am

    What we need to do, between now and Friday is call the FHSAA and let them know how ridiculous this is and by their outline nothing that Sheets did constitutes taunting or mocking an official. They get enough calls they may just look at this a bit closer and let the boy play.

    FSHAA: (800) 461-7895

    I for one will be calling them.

  16. nhs student on November 30th, 2011 6:38 am

    just face the facts, you may not agree with the ref sometimes, but you have to respect what he calls, he may not have made the right call(s) but also if you dont play with sportsmanship on the field you need not play on friday night regardless of what other people “saw” or think they “saw” and for that second call, the coaches shouldnt have let him get on the field and that penalty would have never been called

  17. 2Real 4You on November 30th, 2011 5:49 am


  18. Mom on November 29th, 2011 10:43 pm

    What’s done is done, right, wrong it’s done. Everyone needs to stop worrying about last week and focus on this week. I’ve been to several Northview games and indent think I’ve ever heard anyone boo Brandon when he scored.Von this sport ln this sport when you’re good you’re good and when you’re bad you’re bad no in between. Sure Brandon may have made a bad choice but everyone needs to let bygones be bygones and rally behind The new quarterback Friday. He’s has one if the most difficult jobs stepping up under all of this scrutiny and pressure. He needs to know everyone is behind him. It’s your time to shine kid! And, I know nine of these kids so my opinion is completely unbiased. Go Chiefs, bring the state home!!

  19. Century chief Fan on November 29th, 2011 10:43 pm

    They should know by tomorrow if Brandon would be able to play. Hoping they make a good decision and let the kid play. Go Chiefs!!!

  20. Toni White on November 29th, 2011 9:50 pm

    @Colton Sims, you are exactly right only difference is the basketball team didn’t get the school support..ummm I wonder why? Anyway I hope things turn out better for Brandon than it did for my son.

  21. Wondering on November 29th, 2011 9:46 pm

    If you don’t support NHS sports and do not attend the games, you don’t need to reply. We are family and we support our players. People who think they know something about this incident and don’t support these guys or come and watch them are just full of themselves and commenting just to see their comment on here. How many of you with negative comments have ever seen Brandon play?

  22. nhs studenta on November 29th, 2011 9:20 pm

    Wow all you people want to sit here and say you want to go to state but want to bash the more than likely starting quarterback? Way to boost his confidence and make him feel as great as brandon which he is, brandon doesnt win us games, the team does. Every single guy gets out there and busts his butt just as much or even more as brandon does. Kevin will lead our team to victory if that what it comes to, way to be supportive community. You got it dewey!

  23. His buddy on November 29th, 2011 9:11 pm

    Well i mean ive known brandon for a while. ive been his team mate for a while. He didmt do anything in that game for all this to happen. i mean who gets a flag for lookin at someone? oh dont clap either or youll get flagged? we are in high school. grow up. The man didnt do anything wrong for him to be suspended. he should get to play in the state semi final game. but it dont matter what we think. i know kevin can hamdle it. he is gunna step up and nothings gunna change. this is gunna make us as team stronger to give kevin confidence. lets go dewey. and brandon i hope you get to play forreallllll!

  24. Hannah on November 29th, 2011 9:07 pm

    How about instead of talking about whether it was right or wrong for sheets to get taken out of the game we focus on boosting our equally as good back up quarterback. He can take us to state just as easily as Brandon can but, instead of cheering him on you tear him down and whine about how you want Brandon. So much for nhs “fans.” If you were a true fan you would be cheering on all of the players. How about a little faith everyone! Love you dewey. You can do it!

  25. Wth on November 29th, 2011 8:40 pm

    He’s MYY quarterback! Love you B (:

  26. NHS fan on November 29th, 2011 8:12 pm

    I hope they win the apeal because Brandon sheets didn’t hit anybody and he did not taunt and if kevin vaughn gets to play good luck because Brandon sheets is like one of the best players and on defense number 84 ,5 ,7 are like the best you know !! Let’s go. To. STATE

  27. kyle wilson on November 29th, 2011 8:08 pm

    i beleive this is a bunch of bull. i looked at the film today and the first call was bogis and shouldnt have been made, and the second well all i got to say is the reff needs to lighten up and quit making up stuff. the FHSAA needs to let Brandon play because the reff is full of it.

  28. NHS football fan on November 29th, 2011 7:55 pm

    Brandon sheets was not taunting last Friday night he was just playing and all exited from the touchdown I hope he gets to play but if he does not get to Kevin Vaughn better be ready to play and beat chipley and take us to STATE!! GOOD. LUCK KEVIN you are going to need it .

  29. Your #1 fan on November 29th, 2011 7:53 pm

    I loveeeee MY quarterback :) ) it’s gonna all work out

  30. bama on November 29th, 2011 7:41 pm

    I hope they win the apeal and suspend the who ever made the call. Because that is bull to suspend someone who didn’t hit any one.

  31. Joe Wright on November 29th, 2011 7:09 pm

    I hope there is no truth to these allegations and the suspension is overturned in appeal. I can only hope the appeal process is fast enough to yield an answer prior to Fridays game.
    As for the future, I hope all players and coaches remember true sportsmanship and act accordingly. There is a bigger lesson here and it is not winning, it is about personal pride, honor and respect. This community would love to see our school bring home a state championship, but we want it done with Pride, Honor and Respect.
    I am not saying anyone did anything, I am just asking everyone to remember there are lots of eyes watching right now.

  32. Player on November 29th, 2011 7:07 pm

    Semi-talented?? Not a leader?? This blows my mind! Brandon is one of the most hardest working people I know! If seen it first hand.. He never skips a rep he shows up to work every day wanting to get better.. He plays every play as hard as he can.. He runs every sprint as hard as he can.. He always talking about football.. He leads our offense.. He’s our brother! Words can’t describe how much respect I have for him! Yea sheets has god given talent.. But he also has worked and pushed himself very hard to be the player he is today! I have spent a many of hours with this guy and I know who he really is.. He’s a good guy.. He’s a good friend.. He’s a great teamate and we are gonna miss him this week no doubt! I’m gonna play for him this week.. Imma make sure I get to play with him again! I’m gonna push just that much harder! I know he would do the same! Y’all have no idea what this is doing to him.. He loves football more than anybody I know.. Heck he sleeps with a football. I know your hurting man but keep your head up and stop reading all these comments.. Love you bro

  33. Century chief Fan on November 29th, 2011 7:05 pm

    I just seen the play on the news where they flagged Brandon for taunting and I so no signs of taunting at all. He shouldn’t have been penalized for that. He did nothing wrong. And I know for a fact that this appeal with be overruled. As GOD as you his witness he did nothing to be penalized. Keep ya head up Brandon you will be playing with the rest of your team Friday night. You are your brothers keeper. And u will be out there on the field Friday night battling with your brothers for a chance at a State Championship. Go Chiefs!!!

  34. Keith on November 29th, 2011 6:31 pm

    Semi Talented? Must Have Been A Comment From A Chipley Fan. The Punishment Doesn’t Fit The Crime. The Miracle Strip Officiating Main Office Is Located In Shalimar. How Close Is That To Chipley?

    No Semi Talent Here.

  35. Sara Kyles on November 29th, 2011 6:14 pm

    @Football Fan

    No, #2 is La’Mikal Kyles and Brandon Sheets is #8…..

  36. chief fan on November 29th, 2011 6:09 pm

    One thing is certain, we won the game. However, when the other team is able to “get in your head” and mess with your emotions, it does some damage. Yes, the other team was talking smack and getting away with it. At the end of the game…. we still had the most points on the board.

    Boys, do your ultimate best to hold your head up in spite of ugly comments on the field. Play hard and hold your tongue. Show how mature you CAN be and still win. That would make all of the NHS fans and family very proud!

  37. Hunter Rigby on November 29th, 2011 6:06 pm

    If you don’t play sports you shouldn’t even comment. Kevin can do the job. End of story.

  38. Austin Arrington on November 29th, 2011 5:35 pm

    Brandon has done nothing wrong. Number 17 from Freeport can go cry to his mom if Brandon put the hit stick on him. Also sounds like the referees are trying to keep Northview from finishing off Chipley this week. Brandon did nothing wrong and even if he don’t play, Northview will STILL be headed to the state championship after this Friday night. Go chiefs!

  39. Football Fan on November 29th, 2011 5:33 pm

    Do you have a roster with names and numbers for the Chiefs? I thought the QB for the Chiefs was #2.

  40. Sissy Ball on November 29th, 2011 5:12 pm

    Football is a competitive sport right? I know some are hung up on respect and being classy…but it’s football! Im not saying everything goes, but when did football become a sissy sport? You play ball on the field and you get excited maybe even smack talk when you do something good! This country to too worried about being “politically” correct…leave the respect and classy till after the game when the teams shake hands!

  41. Ali :) on November 29th, 2011 4:30 pm

    I think it’s funny how when Brandon does good on the field, everyone loves him and supports him. But as soon as he makes ONE LITTLE mistake, everyone has something bad to say about him. And the one saying the stuff, don’t even put their name. Just saying :)

  42. NHS STUDENT on November 29th, 2011 4:16 pm

    mmk first of all, only very few of you were at the game. brandon doesnt deserve to be suspended from playing friday. hes ,if not the best, one of the best players on the team. i pray that this is appealed by friday night. If he doesnt get to play maybe dewey can bring us to our victory and bring us state. either way, i love my chiefs! weve made it this far, and lets hope for a win <3

  43. #65 on November 29th, 2011 4:13 pm

    to ethics.

    thankyou for crediting us o-linemen but its been a team effort all year

  44. Praying it Will Work on November 29th, 2011 3:46 pm

    My nephew stated that a referee was going to throw a flag on him because the Freeport player was cursing at him/and did something to him so he told him not to do it again. Nevertheless, the referee did not tell the Freeport player to change his word choice or not to use vulgar words. Regardless if Brandon plays or not, Northview Chiefs will still prevail because all of the players want the championship and to show everyone that young men from the north end can play and win a state championship! I am behind Northview 100% and believe justice will prevail. Brandon, I am praying that you will be able to play and don’t listen to the people who do not know you/are putting you down. Good luck Chiefs and God Bless!

  45. Melissa on November 29th, 2011 3:43 pm

    Be kind with your words! Situations like this can make or break a young person. Encouragement and direction is needed in this circumstance not criticism. As adults we have no idea what these young teenagers deal with on a day to day basis. They will make mistakes and as parents and as communtiy leaders, it’s our duty to help them learn from them and encourage them to make better decisions. Please remember this could be your child in this situation or a similiar situation one day.

  46. Rufus Lowgun on November 29th, 2011 3:35 pm

    That seems like awfully subjective grounds to suspend a player who may be playing his last game ever, and to affect a teams season. I was ok but with the Pace quarterbacks suspension, but I’m not so sure about this one.

  47. Well on November 29th, 2011 2:41 pm

    Does anyone know why Anderson was ejected?

  48. sideline on November 29th, 2011 2:31 pm

    This may have already been said, but didn’t they let a Pace HS quarterback play last friday night after being suspended one game for being ARRESTED? Whats wrong with this picture?

  49. parent on November 29th, 2011 1:43 pm

    I can’t believe someone would call Brandon semi talented. To put down an 18 year old boy who bust his butt every week for his team. No Brandon IS talented and WILL make it big one day. Luckily his parents did a wonderful job raising him to be the confident person he is last I checked that was a good thing. So hate all you want some of the greatest football players were put down too!

  50. Tammy on November 29th, 2011 1:40 pm

    When will we all know if he gets to play friday???, If that is taunting you should go watch some of the Ala High school games,, This is a High School game not NFL, Please people,,, If this was my son I would stand beside him I don’t know him but my son goes to Northview so I stand with him and beside him,,, and please stop throwing STONES,,,

  51. Hank Hill on November 29th, 2011 1:20 pm

    Show me the precedent for this penalty. I want to see a prior case for multi-game suspension due to excessive clapping.


  52. on my soapbox on November 29th, 2011 1:18 pm

    Mamawasright, you could not of said it better. Everyone needs to read your post over and over until they get it. RESPECT.

  53. Century chief Fan on November 29th, 2011 1:12 pm

    @24/7 the Kid commited no foul. He was flagged for no reason. And the refs are the blame for this. He did nothing wrong. Those refs are anti-Northview just like u. Why hate on Brandon. This kid is a leader for his team. He did nothing wrong. So the appeal should b over ruled. I wonder what y’all haters on say when he be able to play. LET BRANDON PLAY!!!

  54. JW on November 29th, 2011 1:09 pm

    You know you can actually write out words on a blog, you don’t have to text here.
    Go Chiefs!

  55. Driven on November 29th, 2011 1:06 pm

    All’s I got to say….is Coach Wheatley’s facial expression in the above picture is priceless!

  56. Wondering on November 29th, 2011 12:56 pm

    O.K. the kid made a mistake. He has before and will again, probably. He is a teenager, remember. The official is a grown man. He is doing the job because he likes it or he is like most officials, a jerk who loves power. I am speaking from years of dealing with them. Every once in a while you will find a good one or a good crew, but most of them are egotistical jerks who don’t need to be on the field of play in any kind of game. Some of them don’t even know the rules of the game they are calling. They just want that power and they don’t care who they hurt or harm to be in charge. Oh and by the way, it just amazes me how many perfect people we have that never made a mistake. Good post Wolfe.

  57. Haley on November 29th, 2011 12:52 pm

    I LOVEEE it how everyone is saying he needs to learn respect.. !! but look at it this way this is his senior year!!! that means he either plays for college or he is DONE!!! LET him PLAY!

  58. Really? on November 29th, 2011 12:48 pm

    No college program will quit looking at a kid over something so minor. Taunting happens all the time in football. You continue to fight to say the kid is semi-talented. Jealousy is the ugliest trait my friend.

  59. ? on November 29th, 2011 12:29 pm

    This is to REALLY.. he is semi talented and after the schools see this alot will drop him they will not have a player like this if they have pride In their school

  60. 24/7 on November 29th, 2011 12:12 pm

    Everyone wants to blame someone else, the player commited the foul and was caught, now he has to pay. If his team was very far ahead at the time he recieved the foul , the coach is a lot to blame as well for leaving his starters in the game. This is the post season. The backup QB will do fine.. Go Chiefs.

  61. Thomas William Wolfe on November 29th, 2011 12:09 pm

    You drop the ball after a touchdown near a player on the opposing team after a touchdown and you look at him. Then you clap and look at a referee. It sounds like someone got their undies in a wad after a bad call and were looking for an excuse to throw another flag. It’s actually pretty disgraceful when a grown man is so sensitive to perceived criticism that he feels the need to punish a young man (who is in the middle of the biggest thing of his life so far) for his own failings.

  62. just sayin on November 29th, 2011 11:52 am

    some of the refs these days cant stay focused long enough to make proper calls they need to retire a few of the white hats….lol

  63. dont think clapping is on here on November 29th, 2011 11:41 am

    7.2.1 “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” Defined. A student who commits an act of malicious and hateful nature toward a contest
    official, an opponent or any other person attending an athletic contest shall be guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct. Such acts may include, but
    are not limited to, profanity, striking or threatening a contest official; physical contact with an opponent which is beyond the normal scope
    of competition; spitting on a contest official or opponent; directing gender, racial or ethnic slurs toward a contest official, an opponent or any
    other person attending an athletic contest; or other such acts deemed to be unacceptable conduct according to the principal of the member
    school the student attends or this Association

  64. Hank Hill on November 29th, 2011 11:20 am

    “That’s when Sheets allegedly mocked a referee by looking at him and clapping.”

    ***mock: to mimic or imitate in fun.

    How do you mock a referee like that? Was the referee clapping wrong? :-)

    Ridiculous. Throw the flag, then let the coach deal with the discipline.

  65. pam sheets on November 29th, 2011 11:05 am

    someone tell me i dont know the rules like some but if your ejected im told you have to leave the game and why can the ref say disqualified and allow him to stay on the side line and then later say ejection . is this normal procedure.

  66. Mamawassright on November 29th, 2011 11:03 am

    No dog in this fight…but, Class, Dignity and Good Manners are learned behaviors and will carry a young person farther than the ability to run or thow a ball. Character counts. You can still play a good game of football, or any other sport with these qualities, and will be a better person because of them, win or lose. One must learn to win with dignity and class as well as maintain one’s dignity, class and character when losing. It’s the right thing to do.

  67. Century chief Fan on November 29th, 2011 11:01 am

    @We all know what Karma is! The kid didn’t do nothing wrong so wat are u tlkn about. I see u the biggest hater. And what bad choices in the past. U just tryna make him seem like a bad guy which he is not. I dnt see why ppl hate on a kid that’s being successful on the football field. Y’all should be behind this kid supporting him. Instead y’all wanna hate and tlk bad about him. Smh. Grown folks hating on a young kid. Its football ppl. Players taunt every play. Which Brandon did not taunt at all. He was just looking dwn at the player waiting on him to let him go and he dropped the ball. He said nothing to the player. Its wrong how they gne suspended him for no reason. They should over rule this suspension with no problem. LET BRANDON PLAY!!!

  68. Chief Mom on November 29th, 2011 10:37 am

    We are behind our team 100%!!!! We should not let this divide us, but bring us all together to back our team! Go Chiefs!!! Brandon should not be suspended this is ridiculous. Let him play FHSAA. This punishment is too severe. He was ejected from the Freeport game that is enough. Sounds like they are just trying to find a way to give the game to Chipley. Well, we are not going down without a fight. Rally the team up Coaches, Team members, Cheerleaders, Band, Dance Team, Teachers, and Fans let’s all get behind them no matter the outcome!!! We can win this game!!!!

  69. Really???? on November 29th, 2011 10:36 am

    Omg, Brandon didnt do nothing wrong. Freeport should of got way more than 15 yards called back on them cause they was playing DIRTY, and the referees saw everything they was doing… I know its football but come on!!!!!!! I would have been celebrating if i was him too cause Freeport just knew they was going to win and you never know what the players say to one another when they’re on the field….
    NHS can win without Brandon it just wouldnt be right if he aint on the field playing with his TEAM.
    Lets Go All The Way Chiefs and Praying The Appeal Go Through
    We are Proud of The Northview Chiefs, Beat Chipley!!!! :)

  70. Colton Sims on November 29th, 2011 10:35 am

    Hmm… This sort of reminds me of what the FHSAA did to the basketball team after playing Freeport last season.

  71. Viewer on November 29th, 2011 10:29 am

    I coach at another high school and know that if any 1 player has 2 unsportsmanlike penalty’s in one game that the player should be ejected. Once a player is ejected they then have to sit out the following week. These are FHSAA rules. I did not see what happened I am just and stating the rule.

  72. yup on November 29th, 2011 10:27 am

    GO SHEETS as you know you must be a supa star to have this many haters lol remember if they pull a win out with out you you will play the next one these haters cant stop dat..

  73. blake on November 29th, 2011 10:26 am

    >>>>>we all know what karma is. How are you going to make false statements about sheets. Not only do you hide behind a user name but you also talk about the kids past, which doesnt need to brought up and you have no buisness bringing it up. Ive been playing with him for two years, i have major respect for him. if you really knew how hard he worked you would feel the same way. But after we win friday night, and play for state you can still hate. DEWEY CAN DO IT!

  74. pray on November 29th, 2011 10:16 am

    and as my kid says if you have haters then you know your doing something right. i will pray for these people on here downing this kid..

  75. karma on November 29th, 2011 10:14 am

    i would like to know what karma thinks they know about this kid my kid has known Brandon since elementary i think i would have heard about so yes you are being a hater . to mrs.sheets you are so very right in your comment.

  76. on my soapbox on November 29th, 2011 10:04 am

    Did any of you watch the Alabama-Auburn game? Did you see any taunting? No you did not. It beginas and ends with the coach. The quarterback should of known that it would not be tolerated early on. Think about the younger generation that was watching and wanting to be in his position. Set an example coach, and young Brandon. Good luck hope your team make it all the way. But learn from this.

  77. NHS Fan on November 29th, 2011 10:01 am

    Do it big Dewey! # 12 will lead us to victory!

  78. We all know what Karma is! on November 29th, 2011 9:57 am

    Let me be clear. I don’t “Hate” the kid. I “Hate” the bad choices he continues to make without consequence! It is a hard thing to hear but parents, coaches and communities are guilty all too often of “Enableing” this type of behaviour just because someone has athletic ability or places the value of a game over the value of growth and maturity. These kids are only a few turns of the calander from stepping into the responsibilities of being adults. The hypocrisy of only applying sound judgement when it favors our selfish wants has our nation on the fast track to failure. My hope for Brandon is for him to stop the excuses today. Work hard to redeem himself from today forward by being a young man and accept the punishment for his actions. He can start showing Leadership by helping his team prepare for the game Friday and then showing that he does have the ability to make wise choices. All the best to the Chiefs!

  79. Century Cheif Fan on November 29th, 2011 9:44 am

    I see Brandon has alot of haters… Why y’all haters dnt wanna see him play. He did nothing wrong. STOP hating!! God dnt like ugly and u haters are dang on ugly. Gods going to b with us in this appeal and he will make the judgement. Kno Dat!! LET BRANDON PLAY!!!

  80. Chipley Fan II on November 29th, 2011 9:41 am

    To Ethics: First of all FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) is not located in Tallahassee but 1801 NW 80th Boulevard, Gainesville, Florida, 32606. Secondly Chipley (via I-10 is approximately 230 miles from Gainesville) and 95 miles from Tallahassee….just saying….

  81. Ethics? on November 29th, 2011 9:39 am

    To Panhandle…

    Thanks for the correction…..but still close enough!

  82. Panhandle on November 29th, 2011 9:23 am

    To Ethics…

    Chipley is 85 miles from Tallahassee and is in Washington County.

  83. FHSAA Rule Book (Football) on November 29th, 2011 9:19 am

    30.5 Appeals

    The decision to disqualify (eject) a student-athlete, coach or other representative of the school’s athletic interests (see Bylaw 1.4.18) from a contest is a decision of the contest official or FHSAA Administrator. Any penalties imposed may be appealed to the Executive Director, using the AT15 Form, and, from there, through the normal appeals procedures. All periods of ineligibility (suspensions) remain in effect during any such appeal unless and until they are modified or reversed.

  84. We all know what Karma is! on November 29th, 2011 9:12 am

    Don’t appeal! Show some LEADERSHIP! This in not a one person team! Do the kid a favor and help him finally take some responsibility for his actions. Place the blame where it belongs and move forward. The team has several very good football players. Now is the time for “Great” Leaders to step forward. We will all win if we use this as a learning experience for everyone impacted by this immature choice. Make excuses and place blame if you want. The outcome of the game is the least important of all possibilities. I for one believe the team will be better with a leader on the field vice what we have witnessed on display for far far too long!

  85. Wondering on November 29th, 2011 9:06 am

    If you were at the game you saw 7,yes 7 officials? lose control of the game, usually five in regular season games. They are grown men, they are paid for their services ,yet they lost control of the game. They ejected Coach Anderson of Freeport, how many of you at the game knew he was ejected. They did not follow the rules in either ejection,according to FHSAA rules,neither Coach Anderson or Brandon may have right in doing what they did , but the officials did not handle it properly. Just to let you know that they made a mistake also. But they feel like they are above the rules. Stripped shirts and yellow flags don’t make them smart men.

  86. Ethics? on November 29th, 2011 9:03 am

    The FHSAA sits in Tallahassee…..Chipley is 10 miles from Tally, Jefferson County is 20 Miles from Tally>>>>etc. The appeal will be denied. This falls on the coaches for allowing the discipline this kid showed to continue all year, and I’ve been to every game. If he would have got hurt, they would be playing without him so lets move on. The strength of this team ALL YEAR has been the O-LINE, and they are good. Line them up and pound Chipley till they cry. 55,65,78,75,73 will win this game, along with a good sound defense. NO TURNOVERS! Go Chiefs.

  87. Amy on November 29th, 2011 8:56 am

    Really. Come on this has nothing to do with Brandon this is politics at its finest. They did not want Brandon to play. Letting a Pace player play after being arrested wow. Looks to me like they were looking for reasons to get Brandon out of the game. Brandon has talent with that comes haters. Sad when grown ups act this way!! Brandon you have so many people behind you!

  88. pam sheets on November 29th, 2011 8:54 am

    see how easy it is to use your real name and not hide behind a fake one cause what you say your not willing to stand behind.. first off as Brandons mom i can tell you his life is no bed of roses and he has not always been enabled as someone on here said.if you asked most people around they would tell you he is a respectful young man . with that said i will not deny he has in the past made bad choices but show me a kid that hasnt .if you have a child and you think he or she hasnt than you are living in lala land. i told my son this morning there will always be haters out there and some of the negetive comments are more than likely the same people who have whined all year about him playing to much.. he will never please everyone thats just the way it is . and he doesnt have too. i would also be willing to bet the negetive commentors that hide behind fake names are haters who are nice to my son and then talk about him later. this world is full of fake people.. all i ask is know what your talking about before you start judging someone..and yes if he doesnt play this friday we will rally behind kevin . but not to disappoint you haters if they win he would play the next game . Go chiefs !!!!

  89. Jeff on November 29th, 2011 8:54 am

    It will be a tragedy if they don’t let this kid play. Taunting should not be a severe offense. The team will also lose without him. He seems to be one of their best players and his absence will be a major void.

  90. Eat Some Humble Pie on November 29th, 2011 8:51 am

    Ok, now how does this appeal process work? From what I understand, it takes more time than there is availible before Friday’s game, which will make it a moot point.

  91. Chief Player on November 29th, 2011 8:46 am

    You can do it Dewey! Kevin’s time to shine.

  92. c.w. on November 29th, 2011 8:42 am

    Taunting? Looking at some of the calls made by the “officals”, they should be dismissed and banded from calling themselfs “officals”. I don,t know the Sheets kid. He may be a wise guy but he is still a player and a KID. The “officals” are rumored to be adults but I wonder. What I do know is they are inept.

  93. Chipley Fan on November 29th, 2011 8:28 am

    >>>> It is very selfish of players to put themselves ahead of a team to do stupid end zone celebrations

    He’s not accused of doing an end zone celebration. He ’s accused of taunting. Big differenc.e

  94. Angela Long` on November 29th, 2011 8:25 am

    Let Brandon Sheets play! GO CHIEFS!!!!!!

  95. bill l on November 29th, 2011 8:24 am

    Decency and sportsmanship is disappearing in today’s athletes. Look what happened when not so bright #13 of the Buffalo Bills did to his team on Sunday. The coaches do not care as long as you win. Now you must pay up and take your lumps and please don’t cry. It is very selfish of players to put themselves ahead of a team to do stupid end zone celebrations

  96. Really? on November 29th, 2011 8:16 am

    Obviously you’re being a hater calling the kid semi-talented. He’s being recruited by many major D1 schools.

  97. Century chief Fan on November 29th, 2011 8:14 am

    All u haters can hook it.. Y’all prolly dnt even kno what happened.. He scored a touchdown and the player had his legs wrapped and Brandon just looked down and the player and was flagged. And the second penalty was unessasary.. How u gone throw a flag on a play for clapping.smh. They just anti-northview. Haters dnt wanna see us chiefs make it. But we appealing this suspension and hope they let him play. Good luck Brandon #8 keep ya head up my boy. We behind u on this.

  98. Wondering on November 29th, 2011 7:56 am

    This is not the first time NHS has had a bad call from the Chipley area officials. They cost us a playoff games when Coach Keene was at NHS. Seems to be a pattern of us getting officials from the Chipley area, although they call themselves the Miracle Strip Association.

  99. aam on November 29th, 2011 7:47 am

    Just an idea. Why not support the officials who are trying to correct something that the coaches apparently haven’t. High school football is more than winning it teaches the young men to work together and accept defeat as well as victory with class and humility. I saw the clip on tv and have to say that while the young man didn’t do anything aggressive he certainly did something low class. If that was my youngin the coach or ref wouldn’t have to correct anything because I would have already taken care of that after the game.

  100. Former Northview Student on November 29th, 2011 7:45 am

    This is absolutely crazy. Taunting really???? Lets review the rules for NCAA and NFL and reconsider. What he did did not seem that serious. Hopefully, Northviews appeal is approved and they grant this kid the chance to play. I am a HUGE believer in punishment for things. But, taunting unless it was just plain out rude or getting in another players face and saying something really rude then I do not think suspending this player from the State Semi-finals is really necessary. Even little league players taunt each other. lol

  101. Big Fan on November 29th, 2011 7:32 am

    I didn’t see any clapping. What I saw was Sheets standing in on the Coach and refs conversation and being motioned to step away. Then as he turned to jog onto the field he raised his right hand to the ref and waved it indicating that his conversation was irrelevant anyway. I then turned to the person to my left and said,” He (sheets) better watch it being disrespectful to the ref, if he gets ejected he can’t play next week.” Well look where we are now. I want an NHS state Championship as bad as anyone, but I also believe in accountability. Sheets is a Senior, He of all people should have known better than to do something unsportsmanlike. I hope we win the appeal for the rest of the teams sake. But if we don’t and we lose the game, then Sheets owes his entire team an appology. The truth isn’t always popular but someone has to say it.

  102. We all know what Karma is! on November 29th, 2011 7:26 am

    To borrow from tbpcola “This is a perfect example of what is ruining football. Semi-talented players thinking that they are all that making poor decisions in attention-getting stunts. ” This is a prime example of someone who has been “Enabled” and not held accountable for a very long time. He has a history of making bad choices without being held accountable for his actions. He is neither a leader or example of how we should be teaching our kids to conduct themselves on or off the playing field. I believe in forgivness and redemption but it reaches a time when individuals such as this have to be held accountable for their repeated poor choices. The team and community should rally around the new starting quarterback and make no excuses win or lose. I hope this will be the example to #8 that will open his eyes to the choices he makes. If not, he will be another character in those future football Friday nights when coulda, woulda, shoulda have beens are discussed.

  103. Crazy on November 29th, 2011 7:13 am

    God forbid he clap and pump his teammates back up. I think that second flag on Brandon was just a make up call for those two thrown on Freeport earlier in the game.

  104. Tammy on November 29th, 2011 6:04 am

    I was there and #10 from Freeport should have been throwed out of the game in the first quarter, Brandon should get to play friday night,

  105. northview mom on November 29th, 2011 5:40 am

    Come on…let the kid play!!!

  106. Mrs. Spence on November 29th, 2011 4:59 am

    The FHSAA will do anything to keep the Northview football team from winning….
    Brandon did not do what they said he did…he should not be suspended. They let another local quarterback play for a worse infraction.

  107. charlie w. on November 29th, 2011 4:35 am

    FHSAA suspends one player for nothing but allows a Pace player to play after he was arrested for drinking, resisting, and blocking a roadway. The FHSAA is the one that needs firing!

  108. Show Respect on November 29th, 2011 4:28 am

    No, don’t let the kid play. He needs to show good sportsmanship and show respect to other players. He is in a position of leadership and with that comes responsibility but looks like he is not up to the task.

  109. tbpcola on November 29th, 2011 4:26 am

    This is a perfect example of what is ruining football. Semi-talented players thinking that they are all that making poor decisions in attention-getting stunts. A lot of the blame for this player’s poor sportsmanship should be levied upon the coach — the job of coaching is not restricted to the playing field, but should also include teaching the players how to act with class and dignity. Players should accept defeat with grace, and victory with humility.

  110. Chief Mom on November 29th, 2011 3:16 am

    Do you really think that was taunting? I mean, for real? How about the player that he was supposedly taunting, isn’t holding a player down or in this case wrapped around the ankles long after the whistle was blown taunting, too? And no penalty, imagine that? If he was ejected from the game for a legitmate reason then I would understand the decision, but there is no legitimate reason. However, the team was told that he was just disqualied for the remainder of this past Friday’s game. If he was just disqualified shouldn’t he get to play Friday night? I hope Brandon gets to play, for real, but if he don’t then let’s ALL rally around our Chiefs and put our support and faith in them and in Kevin Vaughn’s ability to run the offense. Let’s go Chiefs all the way to STATE!!!

  111. Not Right on November 29th, 2011 12:38 am

    Now the cheer Sack That Quarter Back has a whole new meaning. Let the kid play!

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