Indians Beat Chiefs (With Photo Gallery)

September 28, 2013

The 1A Northview Chiefs were shut out by the 6A Choctawhatchee Indians Friday night in Bratt, 35-0.

The scoreboard, according to Northview Coach Sid Wheatley did not tell the whole story of the game against Choctawhatchee, a 1,500 student school from Fort Walton Beach that has defeated Pace, Crestview and Gulf Breeze so far this year.

“I thought our kids played hard, and we tried to compete,” he said.  The Chiefs’ defense held the Indians to just seven throughout most of the first half, with the Indians scoring on a 32-yard touchdown run shortly before the half.

“The touchdown they got right before halftime was big…it was a back breaker, Wheatley said. “If we could have held there,  it could have still been a 7-0 game or 7-7 at halftime. It gave them momentum. It kind of sucked a little life, a little wind out of ourselves.”

For a game action photo gallery, click here.

Northview quarterback Daulton Tullis had about 140 yards passing on the night. Senior Neino Robinson completed six for 90 yards.  Keondrae Lett had 10 carries with about 50 yards, and Ladarius Thomas contributed a dozen carries for 40 yards.

“Our defense did a good job tonight of getting them in third-and-long, we just didn’t finish the job and allowed some conversions, Wheatley said.

Things are about to get serious defending 1A station champion Chiefs. Their 1-3 season record is irrelevant as they look toward Orlando in December…a district championship takes wins against just three teams — Baker, Freeport and Jay. And all of them are 0-0 in district play this season….a clean slate.

And next Friday night, the Chiefs will travel across the river to take on the Jay Royals (3-1).

“I’ve really got to get on this film and I got to see what guys, like I told them, are hungry and really want to get playing time and want to really go hard into this district schedule,” Wheatley said.

And, by the way, Wheatley says he’s got a few trick up his sleeve that he’s been saving for district play. “We have a little different look, a couple of things we have yet to get into,” he said.

For a game action photo gallery, click here. (Cheerleader and band photos will be posted Sunday morning.) photos, click to enlarge.


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

  1. Neighbor on September 28th, 2013 11:02 am

    Sure do miss Coach Ty Wise! The offense has got to change things up when the same old play is not working. Poor quarterback came out after halftime and the coaches didn’t even have a play called.Looked like a lot of confusion on play calling for the offense.
    Hold your head up players and keep pressing forward! Let’s go to Jay and play some good football.

  2. well on September 28th, 2013 8:37 am

    We make it look easy for 5 & 6A teams. Now lets see how it is in our division.

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