Gulf Breeze Downs Northview

September 29, 2012

The 1A Northview Chiefs were outsized, outnumbered and outscored Friday night as they took on the 5A Gulf Breeze Dolphins. The Dolphins defeated the Chiefs 44-20 in Gulf Breeze, but Northview head coach Sid Wheatley said his Chiefs were never really outdone.

“I appreciate the way our kids fought; they fought to the end. They were a good football team tonight.” he said.

In the end, the outright advantages for the Dolphins proved to be just a little too much for the Chiefs.

“They controlled the line of scrimmage. They are big, and they are physical too. We knew they were, and we knew that we had our hands full,” he said.

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The Northview Chiefs, ranked number one in the state in 1A, were the first to score with 10:11 on the clock in the first quarter. Stetson Nash returned an interception 40 yards and Kevin Vaughan split the uprights on the kick for a 7-0 lead for the Chiefs.

Gulf Breeze then scored in the first with a 10-yard run from Chandler Foxworth and a good kick, 7-7 headed into the second quarter.

The Dolphins increased their advantage to 21-7, but the Chiefs were not done in the first half. Northview made it 21-14 Gulf Breeze on a one yard touchdown from Roderick Woods and a good Vaughan kick headed into halftime.

Woods added a one-yard touchdown in the third. A missed kick from Vaughan left the Chiefs down by one, 21-20.

But the Dolphins found their momentum, cruising to a 44-20 win with touchdowns of 63 and 11 yards, a quarterback sack in the end zone and a recovered fumble in the end zone.

“I thought we fought; I don’t think we packed it in at all. We went 21-14 at half time and we nearly tied in the third quarter,” Wheatley said. “They got their momentum back, and we were not able to answer from there.”

The Northview Chiefs (2-2) will play their first district game of the season next Friday night as they host the Jay Royals.

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8 Responses to “Gulf Breeze Downs Northview”

  1. kathy on October 1st, 2012 7:02 am


  2. Keith on September 29th, 2012 8:35 pm

    Great Comment Vicki. It was very noticeable. I thought for sure someone from their school would address it but it continued til the very end of the song.

  3. Ashley on September 29th, 2012 8:09 pm

    Vicki – I noticed that as well. It was very disrespectful. We were talking about it as well.

  4. Ashamed Chiefs Fan on September 29th, 2012 6:58 pm

    You are correct in your statement. But however when everyone knows what play is about to be run it makes it kind of hard to beat anybody. Our play calling is so predictable. Players and talent can only when so much but when your out coached that another story.

  5. Chief Fan on September 29th, 2012 4:35 pm

    I’m glad you said that Mrs. Baggett. Everyone around us was talking about it.

  6. Vicki Baggett on September 29th, 2012 3:03 pm

    The Chiefs did fight hard during this game, but I wanted to comment on what I saw before the game. I was so proud of Northview’s fans, players, and cheerleaders. While our opponent’s band was playing the “Star Spangled Banner,” hundreds of Dolphins fans were forming their spirit line on the field and continued talking and laughing throughout the entire playing of the song. The Chiefs’ stands were stoic and showed great reverence (at attention), facing the flags, but the kids forming the spirit line (approximately 200 or so) did not stop their talking and laughing at all. The Gulf Breeze football team and their fans in the stands were very respectable during the National Anthem, however.

  7. Keith on September 29th, 2012 12:04 pm

    This team has a lot of Heart. Out gunned, but fought hard. Keep it up Chiefs.

  8. well on September 29th, 2012 6:56 am

    It is some tough nights when you play the big schools. Proud of all the players, they fought hard and better times are on the way. GO CHIEFS!!!

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