Baker Beats Northview For 1-1A Championship (With Gallery)

November 1, 2014

The Baker Gators beat the Northview Chiefs 35-27 for the District 1-1A championship Friday night in Baker. As district runner-ups, the Chiefs will still advance to the state playoffs.

It was a disappointment for the Chiefs as they looked to avenge a loss to Baker last year, and a game that left Head Coach Sid Wheatley disappointed.

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“We didn’t play well enough to win a football game tonight. We have a good football team, but we didn’t play like we had a good football team tonight. We didn’t play well enough on offense, we didn’t play well enough on defense, special teams we turned the ball over a couple of times, and they capitalized on it,” Wheatley said. “That’s basically the story.”

The loss means the Chiefs (6-2) will be on the road in the first round of the playoffs against the Vernon Yellowjackets (8-1) on November 14, while Baker will host Graceville.

“We are going to have to be tough and win a game on the road and try to advance that way as opposed to getting a runner-up and home, now we’ve got to go play a district champ on the road,” Wheatley said.

Baker took an early lead in the first quarter, with the Chiefs tying it up 7-7 with a Tydre Bradley touchdown with 2:19 to go in the first. The Chiefs next score came from Austin Whitehead from one yard out

Before the playoffs begin, the Chiefs still have one regular season game, their Senior Night, at home next Friday night against Blountstown.

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Tate Aggies Earn 1-7A Runner Up Spot And Playoff Berth

November 1, 2014

The Tate Aggies were off Friday night, but earned the 1-7A runner up spot and a playoff berth as Niceville beat Crestview 34-10.

If Crestview had won, it would have forced a three-way tie in the district and the two playoff spots would have come down to a shootout between the three times.

Earlier in the season Niceville beat Tate 35-7, and Tate defeated Crestview 42-28.

Before the playoffs, the Tate Aggies still have one home remaining as they host the Escambia High Gators next Friday night at 7:30. It will also been senior night for the Aggies.

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High School Football Scores

November 1, 2014

Here’s a look at Friay night’s area high school football scores.

FLORIDA

  • Baker 35, Northview 27 [Read more..]
  • Jay 44, Freeport 41
  • PHS 29, Pine Forest 26
  • West Florida 54, Catholic 28
  • Escambia 40, Washington 14
  • Navarre 49, Dothan (Ala.) 24
  • Pace 47, Milton 7
  • Arnold 28, Gulf Breeze 14
  • Choctaw 45, Fort Walton Beach 3
  • Niceville 34, Crestview 10

ALABAMA

  • Bessemer Academy 32 Escambia Academy 14
  • Flomaton 42, Monroe County 0
  • T.R. Miller 18 W.S. Neal 17 OT

Register Now: Major Leaguer Caleb Gindl To Hold Baseball Clinic

October 28, 2014

Northview Baseball and Major Leaguer Caleb Gindl of the Milwaukee Brewers will present a fall baseball clinic for ages 9-17. Participants will receive professional instruction and on the field experience while supporting the Northview Chiefs baseball program.

The clinic will be held Saturday, November 8 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Northview baseball complex. The cost is $40 per participant. Pre-register by November 1 for a free clinic t-shirt.

For more information or to register, call the Northview Diamond Club at (850) 554-8594.

Pictured: The Milwaukee Brewer’s Caleb Gindl hits during a baseball clinic last year at Northview High School in Bratt. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.

High School Football District Standings, Schedules

October 27, 2014

Here is a look at local high school football district standings, scores from last week, and Friday night’s schedule for Florida schools:

NWE Senior Chiefs Beat Jay, Head To Escambia River Championship

October 26, 2014

The Northwest Escambia Senior Chiefs football team beat the Jay Royals Saturday night in Jay, 46-6.  With the win, the Senior Chiefs would play for the Escambia River Conference Championship at Tommy Weaver Memorial  Stadium at Northview High School on November 1. Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Ash, Miller Top Williams Station Day 5K Winners

October 26, 2014

About 50 runners finished the Williams Station Day 5K Saturday morning in Atmore, including runners from the Northview High, West Florida High and Ernest Ward Middle school cross country teams.

Overall male winner was Alan Ash (pictured left) with  a time of 18:14. Over female winner was Lisa Miller (pictured right) with a time of 25:07.

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Results were as follows:

FEMALE RUNNERS

MALE RUNNERS

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1A Northview Chiefs Battle To 35-28 Win Over 4A Walton

October 25, 2014

The 1A Northview Chiefs battled to a 35-28 win over the 4A Walton Braves of Defuniak Springs Friday night in Bratt – a battle between two teams headed into the playoffs in their respective classes.

“That was a great football game. That was two very good football teams competing at a high level with big plays back and forth,” Northview Coach Sid Wheatley said. “Their offense is explosive, and they’ve got a heck of a running back that is just so physical and hard to get on the ground.”

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The Braves jumped out to an early 7-0 lead just 40 seconds into the game.  The Chiefs evened it out at 7-7 with 7:03 in the first with a 10-yard run from Keondrae Lett and a good kick from Chasen Freeman. Still in the first, with 1:54 on the board, Cameron Newsome added another Chiefs TD, 13-7.

With 6:48 in the second, Walton took a 14-13 lead, with Northview popping back on top 21-14 and carrying a lead into the half.

At 7:10 in the third, Lett added another Northview TD for a 28-14 lead over the Walton Braves , who answered with another touchdown two minutes later, 28-20 Northview on top.

After Walton tied it up 28-28, Northview took the lead at 35-28 with 55 seconds in third quarter on a Jacob Dunsford pass to Nick Lambert for a 77-yard touchdown. The Chiefs held on for the win with a scoreless fourth quarter.

“It’s a huge win, and hopefully it’s going to carry us over into next week,” Wheatley said.

Next Friday is shaping up to be the game of the regular season for the Chiefs as they travel Highway 4 take on the Baker Gators for the district championship. The Gators are rolling on an 18 game regular season winning streak, while Northview is 6-1 with their single loss against much larger 6A Choctawhatchee. Both NHS and BHS are 2-0 on the district.

“It’s going to be fun; it’s going to be exiting. Our kids are anxious,” Wheatley said. “I think our kids know exactly what is at stake. Some of these guys were here last year when Baker came over and beat us and won the district championship. What we’ve got to do is execute and not have turnovers. We need to just play clean football, but I believe we’ll be ready.”

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Tate Blows Away Fort Walton Beach 56-20 (With Photo Gallery)

October 25, 2014

The Tate High Aggies blew past the Fort Walton Beach Vikings Friday night, 56-20.

Tate quarterback Sawyer Smith recorded 273 yards, including three touchdown passes. Reggie Payne caught nine passes for 100 yards plus a 46-yard touchdown pass. Smith also found Darren Lee and Bradley Trombly for second half  TDS’s.

Smith put the Aggies on the board with a one yard dive, plus Corey Moorer scored with a 25-yard run to give Tate a 14-0 lead in the fist quarter.

The Aggies (7-2, 1-1) will sit out next week before hosting the Escambia Gators for Tate Senior Night on November 7.

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NorthEscambia.com photos by Keith Garrison, click to enlarge.

Friday Night Football Finals

October 25, 2014

Here’s a look at high school final schools from around the area tonight:

FLORIDA

  • Northview 35, Walton 28 [Read more...]
  • Tate 56, Fort Walton Beach 20 [Read more...]
  • Jay 64, Cottondale 36
  • West Florida 33, Arnold 7
  • Escambia 43, Pace 7
  • Milton 28, Pine Forest 26  OT
  • Baker 35, Franklin Co. 7
  • PHS 40, Washington 10
  • Catholic 56, Gulf Breeze 35

ALABAMA

  • Sweetwater 38, Flomaton 12
  • T.R. Miller 44, Excel 0
  • W.S. Neal 55, Southside Selma 8
  • Escambia County (Atmore) 42, Monroe County 30
  • Escambia Academy 41, Glenwood 0


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