Week 8 Football Playoff Point Standings Released

October 18, 2017

The Florida High School Athletic Association has released current projected football playoff point standings for local schools at the end of Week 8:

District 1-Class 6A

Escambia 39.00

Tate 34.83

Pine Forest 37.00

Washington 29.57

District 2-Class 6A

Navarre 36.00

Gulf Breeze 34.86

Milton 31.14

Pace 27.00

District 1- Class 5A

West Florida 41.14

Pensacola 28.14

Mosley 34.29

Arnold 27.00

Bay 28.57

Region 1-1A

Chipley 41.00

Baker 40.57

Holmes County 37.14

Bozeman 34.50

Vernon 34.50

Jay 32.50

Freeport 31.63

Graceville 26.80

Northview 25.88

Beginning this season, district play has been eliminated in Classes 1A-4A, with teams making the playoffs based on a points system. Classes 5A-8A retain districts, with the district champion receiving an automatic playoff bid.

For Classes 1A-4A, no region or district play is required, with each school controlling its own schedule. Four teams from each region (16 total statewide) will make the playoffs based on the new points system.

District play for Class 5A-8A remains, with 32 teams qualifying for the playoffs in each class. District champions will receive an automatic bid to the playoff and will receive a 1-4 seed based on the new points system. Four wild cards will be taken from each region based on points following the conclusion of Week 11.

For more information on the points system, click the graphic at the bottom of the story to enlarge and click here for a informative pdf.

NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.

Flomaton Tops Ernest Ward (With Photo Gallery)

October 17, 2017

The Flomaton Hurricanes defeated the Ernest Ward Middle School Eagles Monday night, 10-8. The EWMS Eagles will wrap up their season next Monday night, October 23, as they host Flomaton in Walnut Hill.

For a photo gallery, click here.

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ERC And Southwest Alabama Football Scores

October 15, 2017

Here are Saturday scores from  ERC and Southwest Alabama youth league football:

ERC Senior Scores

Flomaton-26, Straughn-8
Excel-2, Uriah-0
Jay-32, Baker-8
NWE-2, Poarch-0
Brewton-50, Neal-14

ERC Junior Scores

Straughn-33, Flomaton-6
Uriah-6, Excel-0
Baker-31, Jay-6
Poarch-41, NWE-0
Brewton-14, Neal-0

ERC Sophomore Scores

Flomaton-14, Straughn-12
Excel-13, Uriah-12
Jay-26, Baker-0
Poarch-12, NWE-6  3OT
Neal-25, Brewton-14

ERC Freshman Scores

Flomaton-3, Straughn-0
Excel-40, Uriah-0
Baker-6, Jay-0
Poarch-38, NWE-0
Brewton-39, Neal-0

Southwest Alabama Youth  Football League

Mighty Mites (4-7 year olds)
Century 62 Castlberry 42.
Tyson Phifer rushed for 242 yards and 5 touchdowns to lead the Century Blackcats Mighty Mites over Castleberry 62-42.

Tiny Mites (8-10 year olds)
Century 20  Castleberry 0.
Jaden Santiago rushed for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Century Tiny Mites cruised passed Castlberry 20-0.

Per Wees (11-13 year olds)
Castleberry 32 Century 0

Delta State Outlasts UWF, 28-25

October 15, 2017

The West Florida football team raced out to a 25-14 lead after three quarters, only to see 20th-ranked Delta State score early in the fourth and return a blocked kick 65 yards for a touchdown to come away with a 28-25 win at Blue Wahoos Stadium Saturday.

UWF (4-2, 2-2 Gulf South) had a season-high 443 yards of total offense and Austin Williams tied his own school record with four field goals before a Homecoming crowd of 5,458.

Mike Beaudry threw for a career-best 354 yards on 22-of-47 with a touchdown. Caleb Robinson was the biggest beneficiary among the receivers with six catches for 151 yards. Ka’Ron Ashley had six receptions for 56 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown in the first quarter that drew the Argos to within 7-6.

UWF took its first lead of the contest when Leroy Wilson broke off a 31-yard scoring run up the middle one play after Jalen Spencer intercepted Collin Willis and returned it 20 yards into Delta territory.

Wilis got some redemption in the second quarter when he capped a 5-play drive with a 1-yard run to put the Statesmen up 14-13. He opened the drive with a 40-yard pass and then rushed four-consecutive times for 16 yards.

The Argonauts were able to regain the lead at 19-14 going into the locker room thanks to a pair of Williams field goals in the final two minutes. His 51-yarder with 1:38 to play broke his own school record before he ended the period with a 48-yarder.

Beaudry led consecutive drives deep into the Statesmen end of the field in the third quarter before Williams made kicks of 24 and 26 to stake UWF to a 25-14 edge.

Delta used a 13-play, 65-yard drive at the start of the fourth to pull within 25-21 after Chris Robinson scampered in from five yards.

On the ensuing possession, UWF ended a brief drive on the DSU side of midfield and setup for a Williams attempt from 52 yards. But Quantarious Boone blocked the kick and JohnQuavious McBride returned the deflection 65 yards for the go ahead score.

Four scoreless possessions later, UWF took possession of the ball on its own five with 1:34 to play. Beaudry rushed twice for a first down and then completed three passes that put the Argos at the Delta 39 with 18 seconds left. On the second-and-five play, a mishandled snap ended in disaster for UWF as the Statesmen recovered the fumble and ran out the final 10 seconds.

Delta State (6-1, 4-1) finished with 384 yards, including 183 on the ground. Willis was 13-of-20 for 164 yards with an interception. Backup quarterback Breck Ruddick came of the bench to throw for 37 yards and lead the rushing attack with 63 yards on 17 carries.

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Catholic Cruises Past The Northview Chiefs (With Photo Gallery)

October 14, 2017

The 1A Northview Chiefs lost their homecoming game to the 3A Catholic Crusaders 41-22 Friday night in Bratt.

The Chiefs scored on their opening drive….a 10 and a half minute drive capped by a two-yard touchdown run from sophomore Trent Peebles. With a missed extra point, the Chiefs held a 6-0 lead in Tommy Weaver Memorial Stadium.

“I though we had a great first drive,” Northview head coach Derek Marshman said.

But remainder of the second half was not as kind to the Chiefs as Catholic fought back to a 35-6 lead at the half.

The Chiefs scored with 3:30 to go in the third when junior Daniel Merit recovered a Crusaders fumble and ran it in from 30-yards out, and scored again in the fourth when Jayden Jackson was in from 3 yards out.

“I thought we moved the ball well; I though we dominated upfront on the line of scrimmage. We had a few problems backside but that is gonna be fixed. This is the first time we have run this offense in a while so it was good to be able to move the football, but there are still things we’ve gotta fix and things we need to improved. We have a bye week next week to work on that,” Marshman said. “We continue to fight. It’s just a process and I know the kids are tired of hearing ‘a process’, I thought we finished great. We won the second half against a big school, probably  one of the best schools we are going to play this year. They are a 3A but they are traditionally a power house in Pensacola.”

The Northview Chiefs are off next week. The Chiefs (1-7) will hope for a huge 1A upset on October 27 in Bratt as they host the Baker Gators (7-0).

For a game action photo gallery, click here.

For homecoming court photos, click here.

For homecoming  parade photos, click here.

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Escambia Gators Bite Tate (With Photo Gallery)

October 14, 2017

The Escambia Gators beat the Tate Aggies 53-10 Friday night at Emmitt Smith Field.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Gators would take a 19-0 lead in the second. The Aggies would find their first half performance was limited to just scoring on a 27-yard field goal from Matt Johnson with eight seconds to go in the half. It was 19-3 Escambia headed into the lockers.

Escambia added a third quarter touchdown before Tate answered early in the fourth on a 2-yard touchdown run from Hunter Riggan to make it 26-10. with 11:09 in the game. The Gators would bite back with  two more fourth quarter touchdowns of their own.

Tate (4-2, 1-1) will travel to Pace (1-5, 0-2) next Friday night.

For a photo gallery, click here.

Photos by Jennifer Repine for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Friday Night Finals

October 14, 2017

Here are Friday night finals from across the area tonight:

FLORIDA

Catholic 41, Northview 22 [Read more...]
Escambia 52, Tate 10 [Read more...]
Pine Forest 21, Washington 13
West Florida 49,  Panama City Bay 14
Pensacola 41, Panama City Arnold 27
Navarre 28, Milton 7
Gulf Breeze 44, Pace 40
OPEN: Jay

ALABAMA

Thomasville 45, Escambia County (Atmore) 22
T.R. Miller 38, Flomaton 26
UMS-Wright 42,  W.S. Neal 17

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Ernest Ward Middle Defeats Gulf Shores 14-12

October 13, 2017

The Ernest Ward Middle School Eagles defeated Gulf Shores Middle School 14-12 Thursday night in Walnut Hill.

The Eagles will round out their season with two games against Flomaton. Ernest Ward will play at Flomaton at 6 p.m. Monday, while Flomaton will be at Ernest Ward on October 23.

NorthEscambia.com file photos.

Local Football Playoff Point Standings Released

October 11, 2017

The Florida High School Athletic Association has released current projected football playoff point standings for local schools.

Bottom Line for North Escambia Schools: Tate is second  in District 1-Class 6A. The Northview Chiefs are currently next to last in Region 1-Class 1A (not in a playoff spot).

District 1-Class 6A

Escambia 4-2 1-0 36.67

Tate 4-1 1-0 35.20

Pine Forest 2-3 0-1 36.40

Washington 2-4 1-0 30.67

District 2-Class 6A

Navarre 5-1 1-0 36.17

Gulf Breeze 5-1 1-0 34.83

Milton 2-4 0-1 31.67

Pace 1-4 0-1 24.80

District 1- Class 5A

West Florida 5-1 1-0 42.50

Pensacola 2-4 1-0 27.00

Mosley 4-3 1-1 34.29

Arnold 3-3 1-1 29.00

Bay 1-5 0-2 27.00

Region 1-1A

Baker 6-0 39.33

Holmes County 4-2 37.00

Bozeman 3-3 34.50

Vernon 2-3 32.80

Jay 2-4 32.50

Freeport 3-4 30.43

Northview 1-6 27.71

Graceville 0-5 26.80

Beginning this season, district play has been eliminated in Classes 1A-4A, with teams making the playoffs based on a points system. Classes 5A-8A retain districts, with the district champion receiving an automatic playoff bid.

For Classes 1A-4A, no region or district play is required, with each school controlling its own schedule. Four teams from each region (16 total statewide) will make the playoffs based on the new points system.

District play for Class 5A-8A remains, with 32 teams qualifying for the playoffs in each class. District champions will receive an automatic bid to the playoff and will receive a 1-4 seed based on the new points system. Four wild cards will be taken from each region based on points following the conclusion of Week 11.

For more information on the points system, click the graphic at the bottom of the story to enlarge and click here for a informative pdf.

NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.


Volleyball: Northview Chiefs Fall To The Milton Panthers

October 10, 2017

The Milton Panthers defeated the Northview Chiefs in three sets Monday in Bratt — 25-9, 25-12, 25-14.

Teriana Redmond led the Chiefs with three kills, eight blocks and 17 digs. Olivia Porter (pictured above) recorded nine serving aces.

The junior varsity Chiefs lost to Milton 29-27, 25-14.

Up next, the Chiefs travel to Flomaton on Tuesday. The JV plays at 5:00, followed by the varsity at 6 p.m.

NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.

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