Friday Night Football Finals

October 7, 2017

Here are Friday night final football scores from around the North Escambia area:


Jay 49, Northview 18
West Florida 17, Pine Forest 7
Escambia 35, Navarre 27
Madison County 45, Pensacola Catholic  6
Gulf Breeze 31, Fort Walton Beach 23
Crestview 30, Milton 7
Tate – Open


Satsuma 30, Escambia County (Atmore) 14
Escambia Academy 38, Clarke Prep 8
Mobile Christian 51, Flomaton 19
W.S. Neal 34, Monroe County 14
.R. Miller 35, Excel 0

Pictured: The Jay Royals defeated the Northview Chiefs Friday night in Jay. photos, click to enlarge.

Volleyball: Royals Defeat Chiefs

October 6, 2017

The Jay Royals defeated the Northview Chiefs 3-2 Thursday night in Bratt.

Northview won the first set 25-13 before Jay powered ahead to take the second set 25-14. Northview came out on top of the  third set, 25-16. Jay won the final two sets by the scores of 25-15 and 15-12.

Teriana Redmond led the Chiefs with 17 digs, 8 blocks and 3 kills. Olivia Porter had 9 aces for the Lady Chiefs.

In junior varsity action, Jay beat Northview 25-14, 25-17.

Northview is scheduled to host Milton on Monday. file photo.

FHSAA Releases Local Football Playoff Point Standings

October 4, 2017

The Florida High School Athletic Association has released current projected football playoff points to date for local high school teams.

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.

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

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.

District 1-Class 6A

Tate 4-1 1-0 36.80

Escambia 2-2 1-0 35.00

Pine Forest 2-2 0-1 37.25

Washington 2-4 0-1 31.50

District 2-Class 6A

Navarre 5-0 1-0 37.80

Gulf Breeze 4-1 1-0 34.80

Milton 2-3 0-1 31.40

Pace 1-4 0-1 25.80

District 1-Class 5A

West Florida 4-1 1-0 43.40

Pensacola 2-4 1-0 27.00

Mosley 4-2 1-1 33.33

Panama City Arnold 2-3 1-1 29.20

Panama City Bay 1-5 0-2 27.00

Region 1-Class 1A

Chipley 5-0 42.80

Baker 5-0 38.20

Holmes County 4-2 37.83

Bozeman 3-2 33.80

Vernon 1-3 32.75

Jay 1-4 32.40

Northview 1-5 30.07

Freeport 3-3 30.00

Graceville 0-4 27.25

Cross Country Results: Northview, Flomaton, Ernest Ward (With Gallery)

October 4, 2017

Results from a cross country meet held Tuesday afternoon at Northview High School are below.

For a photo gallery of most finishers, click here.

Boys Team Placement:

Northview High School 1st Place
Flomaton High School 2nd Place
Ernest Ward 3rd Place

Girls Team Placement:

Ernest Ward 1 st Place
(No girls team was fielded by Flomaton or Northview. Two Northview athletes ran as individuals.)

Boys Individual Times:

1. Kevin Meeks/Flomaton 19:03
2. Tanner Levins/Northview 19:14
3. Oscar Rodriguez/Northview 21:06
4. Logan Doremus/Northview 22:46
5. Samm Bradley/Northview 23:00

Girls Individual Times:

1. Kara Santorelli/Ernest Ward 23:16
2. Emily Levins/Ernest Ward 32:10
3. Aurora McCann/Northview 33:16
4. Anna Bryants/Ernest Ward 34:41
5. Adrianne Shanks/Ernest Ward 35:04 photos, click to enlarge.

ERC And Southwest Alabama Football Scores

October 1, 2017

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

ERC Senior scores

Brewton-26, Straughn-0
Baker-50, NWE-16
Jay-60, Neal-27

ERC Junior Scores

Straughn-27, Brewton-12
Poarch-31, Excel-0
Uriah-20, Flomaton-7
NWE-39, Baker-12
Neal-28, Jay-0

ERC Sophomore Scores

Brewton-37, Straughn-0
Poarch-19, Excel-0
Uriah-20, Flomaton-0
NWE-38, Baker-14
Neal-21, Jay-0

ERC Freshman Scores

Brewton-34, Straughn- 0
Poarch-20, Excel-6
Flomaton-34, Uriah-13
Baker-20, NWE-0
Jay-26, Neal-6

SW AL Scores

Mighty Mites (4-7 year olds)

Century 38, Beatrice 12

Tiny Mites (8-10 year olds)

Century 38, Beatrice 22

Pee Wees (11-13 year olds)

Beatrice 20 , Century 0

UWF Defeats FIT, 23-21, On Unbelievable Final Sequence

October 1, 2017

UWF place kicker Austin Williams tweeted earlier in the week about how his desire to kick a game-winning field goal for the first time in his career. On Saturday night he got his wish.

In the most bizarre and fortunate ending in UWF’s brief 15-game history, the Argonauts were the beneficiary of an intentional grounding penalty on fourth down with time having appeared to have expired, only to gain possession on downs with one tic left and have Williams kick the game-winning 44-yard field goal as time expired for an amazing, 23-21, win at Panther Stadium in Saturday night.

UWF (3-1, 1-1 Gulf South) finished with 314 yards and got timely stops on defense numerous times in the second half, which played a big part in the Argonauts retaining the Coastal Classic trophy for the second-consecutive year. The trophy started last season as an added bonus to the rivalry between the only Division II football playing schools in the state of Florida. UWF upset then 16th-ranked FIT last year, 42-39, in Pensacola.

This year UWF had to overcome a strong effort from Florida Tech’s Antwaun Haynes, who finished with 170 yards on 31 carries. His 1-yard scoring run midway through the third quarter put the Panthers ahead 20-13.

But the Argonauts responded on the next possession with a 15-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a Chris Schwarz touchdown from a yard out to pull the visitors to within 21-20. Schwarz had 16 carries for a career-high 76 yards as UWF finished with 115 on the ground.

The teams traded punts on the next six possessions after Schwarz’s run before the turnover on downs.

FIT opened the scoring in the first quarter when backup quarterback Trent Chmelik found Corey Lane on a out route for a 14-yard touchdown. UWF used the longest play of the night 50 seconds later when Mike Beaudry connected with Ka’Ron Ashley for 76 yards down the right sideline to tie the game at 7-7. Ashley ended the game with three receptions for 94 yards – both career-highs for the redshirt freshman.

On the ensuing possession Chmelik called his own number from three yards out for a 14-7 edge. Williams made two field goals – including one with 34 seconds left in the half – to pull the Argos within 14-13 at the intermission.

Williams logged three field goals, including a school-record long with the 43-yarder in the first half and the game-winner from 44 yards at the end of the night. The sophomore transfer also put four of his five kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks. He is now 8-of-9 on the year – and a perfect 3-for-3 from 40-yards or more – with a team-high 35 points.

Josh Marshall made a career-high 13 tackles on defense, while Josh Smiley added 11 stops, one for loss and a pass break-up.

FIT (3-2, 2-1) outgained UWF, 380-314, with the sizeable edge on the ground with a 253-115 margin.

Tate Gets District Win Over Washington (With Photo Gallery)

September 30, 2017

The Tate High School Aggies beat the Washington Wildcats for the sixth straight time Friday night at Pete Gindl Stadium in Cantonment. With the 35-17 win, the Aggies improved to 4-0 overall, 1-0 in  District 1-6A.

Junior quarterback Hunter Riggan put the Aggies on the board late in the first quarter from less than a yard out, and Tate was up 7-0 with 1:48 on the clock.

Washington would strike back from about their own 20 yard line just inside the first quarter, 7-7. The Aggies scored again with 7:17 to go in the second quarter. Riggan found senior Alex Young for a touchdown, 14-7 the Aggies back on top.

Washington managed a field goal to wrap up the first half scoring, Tate on top 14-10 headed to the lockers.

Tate increased their lead to 21-10 with 3:59 to go in the third on a pass from Riggan to Patrick Palmer just inside the end zone.

Washington scored with 10:29 to go in the ballgame, 21-17.

Shemari Jones scored another Aggie touchdown with 5:51 in the fourth, and the Aggies added one more TD just over a minute to go for the final 35-17.

Tate sits out next week with an open date before facing Escambia at October 13. The Aggies and the Gators are tied for the top spot in District 1-6A, both at 1-0.

For more photos, click here. photos by Jennifer Repine, click to enlarge.

Friday Night High School Football Scores

September 30, 2017

Here are Friday night high school football finals from around the North Escambia area:


  • Freeport 48, Northview 19
  • Tate 35, Washington 17
  • Baker 49, Jay 27
  • Escambia 33, Pine Forest, 21
  • Pensacola High 22, Bay, 19


  • Hillcrest-Evergreen 40,  Escambia County (Atmore) 8
  • Carroll (Ozark, AL) 26, W.S. Neal 13
  • Tallassee 33 T.R. Miller, 29
  • Flomaton (open)
  • Escambia Academy (open)

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.”

For more photos, click here.

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.

For more photos, click here. photos, click to enlarge.

Century Youth League Scores

September 25, 2017

Here are Saturday scores from the Southwest Alabama Youth Football League:

Mighty Mites (4-7 year olds)
Century 20, Lyeffion 16

Tiny Mites (8-10 year olds)
Lyeffion 24, Century 8

Pee Wees (11-13 year olds)
Lyeffion 38, Century 8

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