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