Chiefs Beat Bozeman (With Photo Gallery)

August 31, 2013

The Northview Chiefs defeated the Panama City Bozeman Bucks Friday night, 34-14, in a non-district game. And even though it was win for the defending 1A state champs, at times it was just a plain sloppy game, according to Northview coach Sid Wheatley.

“We had way too many mistakes in the game,” Wheatley said, “We are taking points away from us by doing that and we are also enabling them to capitalize and get points when that’s unnecessary.”

Most of the mistakes, he said, were the little things that the team will have to work to drill into their minds.

“It just made it extra tough on us, and it doesn’t have to be that way,” Wheatley said. “We’ve got to be better than that. And we are going to address those things on Monday…I know it’s still a young bunch we are dealing with and there are going to be mistakes. But it can’t be habitual week after week.”

For a football action photo gallery, click here. Cheerleading, band and dance team photos will be published Sunday.

Despite the problems, Wheatley said there was also a lot of good in Friday night’s game for the No. 1 ranked Chiefs.

“Daulton Tullis played well. Our thought our receivers played well, and  I thought our running backs made nice runs. We were able to get to the edge and use our speed. Ladarius Thomas ran the ball extremely well in the second half. Those are good things to see with a young offensive line doing better.”

The first touchdown of the game did not come until about three minute before the half. Quarterback Daulton Tullis found Brannon Freeman with 11-yard pass. A missed point after, and the Chiefs were on the board 6-0. The Chiefs expanded their lead to 14-0 at the half with an 8-yard touchdown from Neino Robinson and a good two point conversion from Dezmine Moorer.

The defending state champs increased their lead to 20-0 on a Tullis to Nathan Shipps pass from the nine. Bozeman got on the board, 20-6, before Northview struck again with a 43-yard Robinson touchdown and a good extra point, 27-6. With a 35-yard touchdown run by Shipps and a two pointer from Shipps, Northview was up 34-6.

The Chiefs will be on the road next week to take on the Bulldogs of Marianna at 7 p.m.  Last year, the Chiefs lost to Marianna 48-42 on an overtime forth down with  a fumbled ball just inches from the  goal line.

For a football action photo gallery, click here. Cheerleading, band and dance team photos will be published Sunday.

Pictured top: Northview senior Brannon Freeman tips the ball away from a Panama City Bozeman Buck Friday night in Bratt. Pictured top inset: Northview’s Neino Robinson tries to evade a tackle.  Pictured bottom inset: Junior Ladarius Thomas  gains yardage for the Chiefs. Pictured below: Northview coach Sid Wheatley motivates his No 1. ranked Northview Chiefs during a huddle Friday evening. photos, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Chiefs Beat Bozeman (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. mom on August 31st, 2013 11:42 am

    Great job Northview

  2. ashipps on August 31st, 2013 10:02 am

    Great job NORTHVIEW CHIEFS!!!! And to my wonderful and awesome nephew NATHAN SHIPPS you make your family so proud!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!

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