Northview Chiefs Receive State Championship Rings (With Photo Gallery)

April 30, 2013

The Northview High School Chiefs received their state championship rings during a ceremony at the school Monday afternoon.

Last December, the Chiefs won the District 1A State Football Championship in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl. It was the first state championship for the school in Bratt, and the only state football championship in Escambia County this year.

For a photo gallery, click here.

“For the first time in school history, you can say you are the state football champions,” Superintendent Malcolm Thomas said as he addressed the football players and student body. “You will always get to keep that pride knowing that you are part of something very, very special.”

Thomas presented a $1,000 donation toward the cost of the rings. Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry, along with Century Mayor Freddie McCall and Eli and Sarah Miller, presented another combined $1,000 donation.

While every player received their ring Monday, the full bill is not yet paid. Donations are being accepted at the school to provide the rings to students in need.

Also Monday, members of the varsity cheerleading squad were presented with their State Championship Medallions.

For a photo gallery, click here.

Pictured top: Northview Chiefs Kahlil Grice, Ryan Lambert and Justin Halteman react upon seeing their state championship rings for the first time Monday afternoon. Pictured below: The District 1A State Champion Northview Chiefs. photos, click to enlarge.


13 Responses to “Northview Chiefs Receive State Championship Rings (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. cynthia jay on May 1st, 2013 12:28 pm

    Proud of all you guys, especially Blake Mccall love ya BB!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Aunt Michele

  2. BandMember! on May 1st, 2013 9:32 am

    So proud of all our chiefs!!! Ya’ll deserve this! What a way to end our senior year!! Congrats guys!

  3. mom on April 30th, 2013 1:27 pm

    WOW! The pic of the 3 guys on the front page…their faces are priceless! What an honor, all of you guys deserve a pat on the back…AND a championship ring, of course! Way to go guys!….and lets not forget the coaches! GREAT JOB! Congratulations to all…

  4. Rick on April 30th, 2013 1:17 pm

    To ‘A Fan’, very well put. I was trying to think of something along that line when I saw your comment. That’s a great picture too, William. Really captures the emotions of the players!

  5. Carrie Class of 97 on April 30th, 2013 1:10 pm

    A Reward well deserved! CONGRATS & GO CHIEFS!

  6. 3-PEAT on April 30th, 2013 11:54 am

    This is great news! The Chiefs is the team to watch for the next 2 years. I can see a repeat/even a 3-peat.

    Those Thomas Twins is the silent weapon on both ends. I’ve been watching them for a while. And “speedy” Robinson, will put that new exclamation point on Wheatley’s spread offense. I can’t wait.. Go Chiefs!

  7. A Fan on April 30th, 2013 11:16 am

    Way to go Chiefs!
    Use this win as a stepping stone for your life.
    Keep on reaching for higher heights:)

  8. Chief's Fan on April 29th, 2013 5:41 pm

    Still remember the night they won that championship….most people doubted, but the Northview community knew they would bring the championship back home! I am so proud of you all and congratulations once again Northview!!

  9. Norma on April 29th, 2013 5:15 pm

    Congratulations Chiefs! We are so proud of you!

  10. Sheila Coon on April 29th, 2013 5:11 pm

    So proud of you Jordan and the rest of the Chiefs, your hard work paid off !!! What a way for the Class Of 2013 to end their senior year!!

  11. WOODY DAW on April 29th, 2013 4:40 pm

    Moments they will cherish for the rest of there lives. Congatulations Chiefs once again.

  12. Preda x on April 29th, 2013 3:40 pm

    This is super that these boys will get something this special.

  13. Vicki Baggett on April 29th, 2013 3:09 pm

    AWESOME! So proud to be a Chief! Congratulations, Boys of Fall!