Freeport Rolls Past Northview (With Photo Gallery)

September 30, 2017

The Northview Chiefs dropped their fifth straight Friday night in Bratt, losing 48-19 at Tommy Weaver Memorial Stadium.

“We ran the ball wonderfully, but we got behind,” Northview head coach Dereck Marshman said. “We got behind on the scoreboard and had to start throwing the football a little more.”

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Freeport jumped out to a 7-0 lead with a long 95-yard touchdown with 4:47 to go in the first quarter.

The hometown Chiefs answered with a Trent Peebles touchdown at 9:51 in the second, 7-7 under the Friday night lights in Bratt.

With 7:05 before the half, Freeport was back on top 14-0 and jumped up 21-7 with 2:41 on the clock.

Freshman Jayden Jackson was in for a touchdown from about 35-yards out, recovering from a bad snap. The Chiefs were down 21-13 with 1:06 to go in the half.

“We didn’t play a really good first half,” Marshman said. “I know the score didn’t indicate it, but we made a lot of mistakes and left a lot of points out there. We made a lot of mistakes, even though we played with a lot of energy.”

Peebles would score again for the Chiefs late in the third.

“In the second half, those same mistakes came back to bite us. Both teams were real sloppy in the first half. We continued to play sloppy in the second half, and they continued to do what they needed to do,” he said.

Next week, the Chiefs will travel across the Escambia River to take on the Jay Royals on their home turf.

“Jay is always a big rivalry game, it’s going to be a challenge to get these guys up and ready to play. They just played their hearts and soul out and ended up a little short,” Marshman said. “It is Jay and a big rivalry game. Just the name itself with get the guys up sometimes.

The Northview Chiefs (1-5) and Jay (1-4) will face off at 7 p.m. next Friday.

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3 Responses to “Freeport Rolls Past Northview (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. Brian on October 2nd, 2017 1:29 pm

    Gib, I think you hit it right on the head, it seems to me the kids are not receiving the proper coaching to be successful. I see the same mistakes being made every Friday night which means coaches are not adjusting and making the necessary changes to help our kids be successful and win. Over half the season is over and we are still searching for a few team leaders that we can count on when our backs are against the wall and the game is on the line.

  2. J.S. on September 30th, 2017 3:47 pm

    In a 1-A program, it’s really “take what you can get.” You would be extremely hard-pressed to “recruit” talent in the south end or outside of the county to play at a small school like Northview, whereas it would be significantly easier for those larger programs to entice Northview talent away. At the end of the day, development is the key to success. I have no doubt that there is talent already there that just needs time to develop.
    Go Chiefs!

  3. Gib on September 30th, 2017 10:30 am

    Something has got to give. Every week the comments from the HC are the same. “We made mistakes ” “they were a good team”. The definition of insanity is making the same mistakes over and over and expecting a different result. NHS use to be a power house, with a winning tradition. Just to add, I don’t remember a time Jay has ever been a “big” rivalry over the past 8 years. Something’s got to give. With all the new rules as far as students are allowed to transfer anywhere and play for anybody… we got to start being successful or our football program is going to go to waste.

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