Friday Night High School Football Finals

September 20, 2014

Here is a look at final high school football scores from across the area Friday night –


  • Tate 52, West Gadsden 3
  • West Florida 39, Mosley 15
  • Escambia 41, Pine Forest 12
  • Navarre 21, Crestview 0 (final, called early due to weather)
  • Milton 31, Pensacola High 21
  • Pace 35, Washington 19
  • Catholic 35, Bay 14
  • Niceville 42, Choctaw 20
  • Navarre 21, Crestview 0
  • Rocky Bayou 35, Oak Hill 8
  • OPEN: Northview, Jay, Gulf Breeze


  • Flomaton 37, Southern Choctaw 34
  • T.R. Miller 43, Hillcrest 20
  • UMS-Wright 38, W.S. Neal 16
  • Jackson 49, Atmore 0
  • OPEN: Escambia Academy

Tate Blasts West Gadsden For Homecoming Win (With Gallery)

September 20, 2014

It was a very happy homecoming Friday night for the Tate High School Aggies as they easily beat the Panthers of West Gadsden.

Seven first half touchdowns were one after another for the Aggies as they earned a 52-3 victory.

One their first offensive possession, junior Reginald Payne scored on a 42-yard touchdown pass from Aggies quarterback Sawyer Smith.  After the Panthers were forced to punt, Josh Kea returned the pigskin for another TD. Toss in a field goal and 5-yard touchdown pass to Corey Moorer from Smith, and Tate was up 24-0 by the end of the first quarter.

After a Kea punt return, sophomore quarterback Jake Henry ended Tate’s drive with a 1-yard TD run for a 31-0 advantage.

Tate scored again with an 18-yard touchdown run from Jesse Fernandez and a 1-yard TD from LaDarius Thomas to move ahead 45-0.

A Panther fumble was recovered by Tate’s Trace Penton who broke a dozen or so tackles for another score, 52-0.  West Gadsden managed a 45-yard field goal at the end of the half, 52-3.

The running-clock second half was scoreless.

For a photo gallery, click here. (Photos by Jennifer Repine and Kristi Price for

Next Friday night, the Aggies (4-1) will be at Pine Forest (2-3) with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.


Tate’s 2014 Homecoming Queen was Carissa Carroll (pictured). First runner-up was Sarah Baxter, and second runner up was Madison Metcalf.

JV Football: Northview Beats West Florida 16-14

September 19, 2014

Nortview High School’s JV football team beat West Florida tonight 16-14.

Northview scored in the first quarter on a touchdown run by Toney Harrison. They converted a two-point conversion on a run by Jared Aliff.

The JV Chiefs scored on the first play of the 4th quarter on a touchdown run by Hunter Edwards. Toney Harrison converted the two-point conversion to put Northview up 16-0. West Florida countered with two late touchdowns, cutting the lead to 16-14.

Toney Harrison also had a sack and forced fumble in the first quarter.

Northview’s JV will travel to Baker on October 16 and round out their season when they  host West Florida on October 23.

Volleyball: Lady Chiefs Split Games With Central

September 19, 2014

The Northview Lady Chiefs split volleyball games with Central High Thursday.

In junior varsity action, Central won 11-25, 20-25.

In varsity action, Northview won 25-11, 25-22, 23-25, 25-14

The varsity Lady Chiefs will take part in the Spanish Fort Tournament Friday and Saturday. The JV will be back on the court Monday in Chipley at 4:00, with the varsity to follow at 5 p.. file photo, click to enlarge.

Northview Chiefs Name Players Of The Week

September 17, 2014

The Northview Chiefs have named Players of the Week from last Friday night’s 24-6 win over Chipley. They are:


Keondrae Lett –

16 rushes, 221 yards, 3 TD, 13.8 YPA, 1 catch, 3 yards


Tydre Bradley — 6 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 FR


Zach Payne– Onside kick recovery, solo tackle on KO


Cameron Newsome — block on 4th touchdown

NWE Takes 3 of 4 From W.S. Neal, Set To Face Jay Saturday

September 17, 2014

Northwest Escambia Youth Football and Cheer hosted the W.S. Neal Eagles this past Saturday at Tommy Weaver Memorial Stadium on the campus of Northview High School.

  • Freshman won 13-0
  • Sophomores lost 38-19
  • Juniors won 13-7 in OT
  • Seniors won 32-6

Northwest Escambia Youth Football and Cheer Welcomes the Jay Royals to Tommy Weaver Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Game times are as follows.

  • Freshman – 3:00 pm
  • Sophomores – 4:15 pm
  • Juniors – 5:45 pm
  • Seniors – 7:15 pm

Admissions is $3 per person,  12 and under is free. Proceeds help pay for officiating crew.

Volleyball: Northview Beats W.S. Neal (With Gallery)

September 16, 2014

The Northview Chiefs beat W.S. Neal of East Brewton, AL, Monday afternoon in Bratt in both varsity and junior varsity volleyball action.

Northview over W.S. Neal
JV 25-13, 25-20
Northview over W.S. Neal
Varsity 25-15, 6-25, 23-25, 25-15, 15-12.

For a photo gallery, click here.

The Lady Chiefs will be back in action Thursday as they host Central. JV plays at 4:30;  varsity to follow at about 5:30. photos by Bethany Reynolds, click to enlarge.

Tate Grad Lorzeno Long Leads Wofford College To Big Win

September 16, 2014

2013 Tate High School graduate Lorenzo Long led Wofford College Terriers to a 42-27 win over North Greenville Saturday in Spartanburg, S.C.

Long had 138 yards on 15 carries for the 1-1 Terriers and three touchdowns.

Long scored with 3:23 in the third on a four-yard touchdown run. After North Greenville went three and out and punted. With the ball back, Wofford used a 46-yard run by Lorenzo Long to move downfield. Long ended the drive with a one-yard run for a 35-20 lead with 12:33 left in the game.

After one first down from North Greenville, Wofford regained the ball and Long recorded his third touchdown of the day on a on a four-yard run for a 42-20 lead with 9:43 left on the clock.

Northview Rolls Over Chipley (With Photo Gallery)

September 13, 2014

The Northview Chiefs rolled over the Chipley Tigers Friday night in Bratt, 24-6.

The Chiefs lit up the scoreboard first with a 17-yard pass from quarterback Gavin Grant to Jacob Weaver. A missed kick, and Northview was up 6-0. Senior Keondrae Lett scored three touchdowns for the Chiefs, the first  from a couple of yards out just a couple of minutes before the half, the second on a 75-yard run with 5:00 in the third quarter, and the final seal the deal TD early in the fourth.  Lett’s third quarter touchdown was set up by a Nick Lambert interception at Northview’s 15 and a return to Chipley’s 33.

Overall, Lett was close to 240 yards on the night.

“I thought our offensive line did a good job tonight,” Northview Coach Sid Wheatley said after the win. “I thought our running backs ran the ball extremely well.”

Chipley’s only score of the night came a lateral when Northview appeared to think the ball was dead.

“Our defense stepped up big. We game them one touchdown in the first half kind of on a flukish play when we thought we had him stopped. We gave up no points in the second half, and that was huge,” he said.

Friday night might not be the only meeting of the year between Chipley and Northview. Both are in different districts in Class 1A and could feasibly meet again in regional play in late November.

For a photo gallery, click here. (Cheerleader, band, dance team and mini-majorette photos have been delayed for technical reasons and will be published as soon as possible.)

The Chiefs (3-0) will be off next Friday night and travel to Fort Walton Beach to play Choctaw on September 26.

During the two weeks downtime, Wheatley said the team will work “fine tune little things”. “We are not where we need to be, but we are doing enough, and we know we can do better.” photos, click to enlarge.

Tate Blows Away Panama City Bay (With Photo Gallery)

September 13, 2014

The Tate Aggies beat Panama City Bay 47-0 Friday night in Panama City in a game that ended with the mercy rule’s running clock.

The Aggies blew the Tornadoes away with 450 yards.

Tate’s first touchdown of the night came on a 10-yard fun from Alondo Thompkins. A few minutes later, the Aggies improved to 12-0 with a nine yard run keeper from quarterback Sawyer Smith. Smith found Payne on three touchdown passes, the first just seconds before the end of the half to put the Aggies up 26-0.  The final Tate TD of the night came from reserve quarterback Jacob Hamrick from the one.

For a photo gallery, click here.

The Tate Aggies (2-1) will celebrate homecoming next Friday at 7:30 as they host West Gadsden.

Photos by Jennifer Repine for, click to enlarge.

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