Northview Battles Back To A 26-20 Win Over Holmes County

September 22, 2018

The Northview Chiefs battled to a 26-20 win over the Blue Devils of Holmes County Friday night in Bratt.

“It was battle against a good football team,” Northview head football coach Derek Marshman said. “We faced a lot of adversity throughout the game.”

For a game action photo gallery, click here.

Holmes County capped their opening drive with a trip to the end zone and a 6-0 lead. The Chief recovered a Blue Devil fumble, with a quarterback keeper from Seth Killam setting up fourth and goal. Sophomore Jayden Jackson was in, tying it 6-6 in the second quarter.

The Chiefs were behind 13-6 at the half before dominating the third quarter of play.

Tied at 20-20 in the third,  Jackson put the Chiefs on top in the fourth on an 80-yard touchdown run. Late in the fourth, the Blue D’s drove deep into Chief territory, but an interception by Lance McLaughlin sealed the win for the Chiefs.

“Our kids kept battling,” Marshman said. “They never quit; they never gave up. We had out backs against the wall multiple times, but this team is learning. Not just learning how to play the game, but learning how to be champions. They are learning how to fight, and they are learning how to do the little things that turn into big things.”

Friday night’s win put the Chiefs in positive territory on the season at 3-2.

“Each week we continue to get better. We are going continue to get better and be a really good football team,” Marshman said.

Northview will sit out next week before a homecoming matchup October 5 in Bratt against Jay. The Royals (3-2) lost Friday night to Escambia Academy 30-20.

For a game action photo gallery, click here.

Look for cheerleader, band and more photos by Monday.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

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