Playoff Bound: Northview Beats Baker For District Championship

November 3, 2012

For the second year running, the Northview Chiefs are the District 1-1A champions. The Chiefs have dominated the district this year, outscoring three district opponents by a combined 144-20.

Friday night, the Chiefs chomped the Baker Gators 40-6 to seal the district title.

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Northview started things off  in Baker with a touchdown on the opening drive of the game — a 65-yarder from quarterback Kevin Vaughan to La’Mikal Kyles. But the flags were flying, and the touchdown was called back on a holding call.

Baker was about to have their one moment of glory, but after that there was going to be no holding back a Chiefs team that has dominated district play this year.

On a bad Northview snap, the Gators recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. A missed kick, and Baker was up 6-0. And it was downhill from there for the Gators.

Northview senior Neiko Robinson was in for a 70 yard touchdown 32 seconds later With a good kick from Vaughan, Northview took a 7-6 lead. Vaughan then connected with Robinson for another touchdown with 11:09 to go in the half.

In the second half, Kyles had touchdowns of 12 and 88 yards.

Other Northview scores included a  3-yard quarterback keeper from Kevin Vaughan with 3:13 to to in the game and a 30-yard Neino Robinson interception return with 2:08 on the clock.

With the win, the Chiefs (7-2, 3-0) will open the state playoff series at home in the regional semifinals on Friday, November 16. Next week, the Chiefs will be at home for Senior Night against West Florida High School.

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Pictured: The Northview Chiefs beat Baker Friday night to for the district championship. Photos by Chris Edwards for, click to enlarge.


16 Responses to “Playoff Bound: Northview Beats Baker For District Championship”

  1. Aggie on November 6th, 2012 9:51 am

    CONGRATS! Way to go Northview. Congratulations to your players, coaches, and school. It’s great to see our northern neighbors winning. Good luck on your next game.

  2. Rc on November 3rd, 2012 4:39 pm

    They have now corrected this there was a typo and you are right it’s Northview vs Cottondale

  3. William on November 3rd, 2012 3:19 pm

    >>>NHS absolutely didn’t make the standard for 1a, but did manage to petition(complain) themselves out of district 1 4a where they belong.

    Northview is in Class 1A (Rural) which is based up on the Fall 2010 student population being between 44-600. Northview’s student population has fluctuated between about 500-550 for several years.

    See current season assignments and population requirements here:

  4. northview doesnt meet enrollment standards on November 3rd, 2012 2:56 pm

    NHS absolutely didn’t make the standard for 1a, but did manage to petition(complain) themselves out of district 1 4a where they belong.

  5. Rc on November 3rd, 2012 1:35 pm

    The info I got was off of the site is usually up to date with good info on there just relaying what I read on there last night I to hope we at Cottondale

  6. In response to rc on November 3rd, 2012 1:00 pm

    In response to rc’s,”The runner up spot for district 2 has not been determined yet.”

    Really? Tell us how a 1-8 (1-3) Vernon team is going to in a shootout with a 4-4 (3-1) Cottondale team for the runner-up in District 2, and has a possibility of playing Northview? Here’s the District 2 standings:

    1. Graceville 4-0
    2. Cottondale 3-1
    3. Sneads 2-2
    4. Vernon 1-3
    5. Wewa 0-4

  7. alumni01 on November 3rd, 2012 12:16 pm

    @go Aggie Football Northview is a class 1A football team and I would line them up with Tate anyday of the week so it does not matter how many students are in a school when you have great athletes and when the kids work hard to accomplish a goal they set there minds on. GOOOOOOO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. NHSPARENT on November 3rd, 2012 11:55 am

    I would like to encourage NHS fans to really show their support. We need to be behind this team just as we did in the past. I can remember fans being there to cheer them on when they arrive back to school from away games. These boys work just as hard as teams in the past and we should support them the same way. I’m proud of each and everyone of you. Way to go Chiefs!

  9. Ced on November 3rd, 2012 10:10 am

    GoAggieFootball some can also question why your in the District you’re in. Maybe you should try a lower district.

  10. rc on November 3rd, 2012 9:21 am

    The runner up spot for district 2 has not been determined yet. Cottondale, Sneads and Vernon are all tied and have a shoot out Monday night. It is a possibility that we could play Vernon again in the first round

  11. Chiefette on November 3rd, 2012 9:08 am

    Good Job Chiefs on your win last night. As stated by Chiefs Fan, when you can go to Baker and pull out a win, you are good. GoAggie Football, you probably have no idea how hard it is for players to play the opposing tean and the referees…As stated by the other Aggie Fan, they made the division because the FHSAA said we did! These young men go out and play hard every Friday night and deserve to be the district champs and then some! Once again, you guys played great last night and GOD’S luck that you will make it to Orlando! GO CHIEFS!!!

  12. The DOER on November 3rd, 2012 9:01 am

    Yes, Northview’s defense has not allowed ANY scores for the last 14 quarters straight. Last night’s 6 points from Baker came on an offensive fumble, lucky for Baker. The resolve that the team showed was incredible, but the defense played almost the entire game and kept up the heat. GO CHIEFS!

  13. AggieFanTwo on November 3rd, 2012 8:37 am

    >>They should dominate the District. If you compare the enrollment numbers of Northview vs. Baker, Freeport, Jay and other Rural division teams, you have to question why they are in that classification.

    That’s an easy question to answer — because they meet the enrollment requirements as established by the Florida High School Athlectics Association.

  14. GoAggieFootball on November 3rd, 2012 8:22 am

    They should dominate the District. If you compare the enrollment numbers of Northview vs. Baker, Freeport, Jay and other Rural division teams, you have to question why they are in that classification.

  15. 1A Football Info on November 3rd, 2012 8:05 am

    The 1A playoff teams are slated for Nov. 16. Here are the teams and how they fared last night:

    Region 1 Semi-finals slate:
    District 2 Runner-up Cottondale lost to Graceville 41-14
    District 1 Champ Northview 40-6 over Baker

    District 1 Runner-up Freeport 46-7 over Jay
    District 2 Champ Graceville 41-14 over Cottondale

    Region 2 Semi-finals slate:
    District 4 Runner-up Blountstown 27-0 over West Gadsden
    District 3 Champ Holmes County 38-16 over Chipley

    District 3 Runner-up Bozeman 46-27 over South Walton
    District 4 Champ Liberty County 26-25 (OT) over Port St. Joe

    Region 3 Semi-finals slate:
    District 6 Runner-up Hilliard (Idle)
    District 5 Champ Lafayette 49-7 over Branford

    District 5 Runner-up Jefferson County 49-6 over Hamilton County
    District 6 Champ Trenton 54-20 over Hawthorne

    Region 4 Semi-final slate:
    District 8 Runner-up Crescent City 41-0 over T. Dwitt Taylor
    District 7 Champ Union County 10-7 over Newberry

    District 7 Runner-up Newberry Lost to Union County 10-7
    District 8 Champ Wildwood 52-14 over The Villages

  16. Chiefs Fan on November 3rd, 2012 6:51 am

    After being at this game, I could be critical about the large number of penalties; however, anytime you go into Baker and come away with a win it is a GREAT THING! The defense proved its metal by bending but not breaking because Baker’s offense was held scoreless! Also Northview’s defense was on the field almost the entire first half as Baker played ball control with the expected help of the striped suits. In the end, the Chiefs’ offense didn’t need a lot of time to score. In the few minutes that the offense had the ball in its possession, the scoreboard lit-up very quickly in the visitor’s column!

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