JV Football – West Florida Beats Northview

October 21, 2016

The West Florida Jaguars defeated the Northview Chiefs 50-8 Thursday night in junior varsity football action.

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Friday Night Football Schedule

October 21, 2016

Here’s tonight’s high school football schedule from around the North Escambia area.

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  • Walton at Northview (7:00 game, 6:20 Senior Night)
  • Choctaw at Tate (7:30)
  • Rocky Bayou at Jay (7:00)
  • Arnold at West Florida  (7:00)
  • Pine Forest at Niceville (7:00)
  • Catholic at Washington (7:30)
  • PHS at Mosley (7:00) 1-5A
  • Lighthouse Academy at Baker (7:00)
  • FWB at Bay (7:00)
  • Delray American Heritage at Navarre (7:30)
  • Bozeman at Freeport (7:00) 3-1A
  • OFF: Escambia, Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze


  • Escambia County (Atmore) at W.S. Neal
  • Autauga Academy at Escambia Academy (7:00) (AISA-2)
  • Bayside at Flomaton
  • T.R. Miller at Clarke Co.

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Northview Chiefs Name Players Of The Week

October 20, 2016

The Northview Chiefs have named Players of the Week for their game last week against Jay.


Neikel Robinson — 7 receptions, 204 yards, 2 TD (also had 2 INT on defense)


Hunter Edwards — 12 total tackles, 2 TFL, 1 forced fumble


Seth Killam — 4-5 PAT, 1 tackle on KO; 5 “SPECIAL FORCES POINTS”
Devin Stabler — 1 solo tackle, 1 sack, 1 FF on PAT; 5 “SPECIAL FORCES POINTS”


Alston Wiggins — Hit on running back in first quarter for no gain

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Markus Baxley, Aggie Nation Present $1,000 To Miracle League

October 17, 2016

When Tate High arranged for a Markus Baxley, who has cerebral palsy, to score a touchdown in the Aggies game against Pace, the Aggie Nation also collected funds for Markus’ favorite charity.

Markus recently presented a $1,000 check from the Aggie Nation to the Miracle League of Pensacola.

To read more about Markus and his big touchdown, click here.

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Landon’s Big Play: Teams Help Boy With Cerebral Palsy Score Touchdown

October 16, 2016

Landon Hawthorne is like many 10-year old boys — he has love of football and a determination to play.

The Bratt Elementary student was born with ataxic cerebral palsy, but that does not stop his love for the game.  Landon plays for the Flomaton Hurricanes, and he recently ran the ball against Jay and Brewton as they faced off with Flomaton. Saturday, Flomaton visited the Cantonment Cowboys, who allowed Landon his biggest play ever.

After his teammates helped him onto the field, Landon ran the ball down field and across the goal line for a touchdown…both teams cheering as he celebrated in the end zone.

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UWF Drops Back And Forth Shootout At Delta State, 55-51

October 16, 2016

The UWF football team compiled a school-record 557 yards of total offense and was in position to ice the game with a 2-point lead, but saw a miscommunication on offense result in a turnover that Delta State turned into the game-winning score and a 55-51 decision at Parker Field-McCool Stadium Saturday evening.

UWF (4-3, 2-2 Gulf South) showed its offensive muscle early and often by scoring a touchdown on each of its first four drives. In just 4:01 of possession, Nobles rattled off four touchdown passes and led the Argonauts to 267 yards of offense.

The Argos started the scoring with an Antoine Griffin 39-yard touchdown catch just over two minutes into the first quarter. DSU (4-3, 2-2) responded with a 13-play, 73-yard drive that ended on a three-yard rush to tie the game at 7-7 early.

West Florida responded with 20 unanswered points, including Ishmel Morrow recording his sixth and seventh touchdowns of the year with 27- and 69-yard scores. UWF would cap first quarter scoring with Anas Hasic’s GSC-leading eighth touchdown of the year coming from 31-yards out.

With the Argos leading 27-14 at the end of the first quarter, Delta State would post three unanswered, second quarter touchdowns to take a 35-27 lead. The Argonauts momentarily halted DSU’s momentum by utilizing a nine-play, 67-yard drive that ended with a 17-yard Nobles-to- Kevin Grant touchdown connection. Nobles concluded the half with a staggering five touchdowns and 355 passing yards.

Delta State held a slim 35-34 advantage heading into the locker room after a first half that featured a combined 753 yards of total offense.

To start the second half, the Statesmen extended their lead with a 12-yard scoring run from Chris Robinson to make the score 42-34 after a quick, five-play, 46-yard drive over the course of 1:42.

The Argonauts ate up 3:22 of clock en route to an eight-play, 72-yard drive that concluded with Jemari Ford’s first rushing score of the year on a 15-yard scamper on second down leaving Delta State with just a one-point lead, at 42-41.

Just 2:02 later with Delta State set to punt, Marcus Clayton blocked, picked up the loose ball and returned it 21 yards to give UWF a 48-42 lead with 7:37 remaining in the third quarter. Clayton’s block is both the first-ever blocked kick and the first special teams touchdown in program history.

After a 45-yard, highlight-reel-worthy catch by Hasic put the Argos in field-goal range at the Delta State 12-yard-line, Andrew Bogaenko converted on a 26-yard attempt to push UWF’s lead to 51-42.

UWF would take that lead into the fourth quarter, but Delta State responded with Robinson’s fifth touchdown of the game to cut UWF’s lead to a slim 51-49 margin.
One of three turnovers, and West Florida’s most costly turnover of the game, came on a Nobles’ fumble with 2:50 remaining allowing DSU to start the eventual game-winning drive at the UWF 17-yard-line.

Robinson continued to give the Argonaut defense headaches late in the contest, as the running back scored his sixth touchdown of the day on a six-yard rush.
The Argonauts had 90 seconds remaining to attempt a comeback, but four incomplete passes secured Delta State’s 55-51 victory.

With Delta State holding the Argonauts scoreless in the fourth quarter, it snaps a streak of 11 consecutive quarters where the Argonauts posted at least one score.
Chris Schwarz led the ground game for UWF, averaging 5.1 yards per carry after a 12-attempt, 61-yard effort. Hasic had a game-high 155 yards receiving on eight catches, while Morrow posted his fifth 100-yard performance in the last six games with 132 yards on five receptions. Nobles totaled 452 yards through the air with five touchdowns after going 24-for-42 passing.

Trent Archie led all players with a UWF single-game record 18 tackles. Marvin Conley contributed with 11 tackles of his own, while Sam Adams was the lone Argonaut to post multiple tackles for loss.

West Florida was hindered by 13 penalties accumulating 119 total yards in addition to Delta State’s 20 points scored off turnovers. Robinson paced the Statesmen offense with six touchdowns and 298 total yards divided between 100 receiving yards and 198 yards on the ground.

Northview Beats Jay To Clinch Postseason Berth (With Photo Gallery)

October 15, 2016

The Northview Chiefs came out on top against the winless Jay Royals Friday night in Bratt, but it was not as easy of a win as many thought it would be.

The Royals jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, and the Chiefs answered at 6:30 in the second with a quarterback keeper from Luke Ward for a 7-6 advantage that stood at the half.  In the third, the Royals rallied for a 19-6 lead in the third quarter.

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With 4:55 in the third, Ward found Neikel Robinson on fourth down for a 45-yard touchdown, 19-14. With 8:24 on the clock in the fourth, Ward hit Robinson for crowd-pleasing 85-yard touchdown and a 27-19 Chiefs lead. On Jay’s next down, Ward intercepted and added another touchdown, 37-19. Ward added another touchdown to seal the win for the Chiefs.

“There was nothing pretty about it,” Northview High School Head Coach Dereck Marshman said. “A lot of credit goes to Jay; they played their tails off. There was very little time where I though we outplayed them effort wise, execution wise..It wasn’t pretty, but we’ll take it.”

The win gives the Chiefs (5-3, 1-0) a playoff spot and eliminates Jay (0-8, 0-2) from the postseason. For the Chiefs, it’s their seventh straight playoff berth.

Northview’s game in two weeks at Baker will decide if the Chiefs or the Gators take the district championship, but Marshman said right now he’s more concerned about visiting Walton next week.

“Our full focus right now is on Walton. Senior night, our last home game of the regular season guaranteed to us and a chance to go undefeated at home this season,” he said.

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Additional photos (band, cheerleaders, dance team, will be posted by early next week)

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Escambia Tops Tate

October 15, 2016

The Escambia Gators moved into the top spot in District 1-6A with a 37-27 win over the Tate Aggies.

Escambia dominated the scoring in the first half, holding a 14-0 lead into the fourth quarter when the Aggies scored on the ground with touchdowns from Jake Henry and Corey Moorer.

Next week, the Tate Aggies (6-2, 1-1)  move on host Choctaw next Friday night before traveling to Pine Forest on October 28.

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Friday Night Football Finals

October 15, 2016

Here are high school final scores from across the North Escambia area Friday night:


  • Northview 40, Jay 25
  • Escambia 37, Tate 27
  • Pine Forest 36, Washington 20
  • West Florida 44, Bay 9
  • Arnold 13, PHS 0
  • Taylor County 14, Catholic 7
  • Gulf Breeze 55, Pace 28
  • Navarre 44, Milton 0
  • Baker 49, Chipley 14


  • T.R. Miller 28, Bayside 23
  • Escambia Academy 39, Lighthouse Christian (Pcola) 0
  • Flomaton 29, Excel 0
  • Andalusia 35, W.S. Neal 8
  • Carroll 45, Escambia County (Atmore) 0

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Ernest Ward Beats Escambia County Middle (With Photo gallery)

October 14, 2016

Ernest Ward Middle School wrapped up their football season Thursday night with a 28-26 win over Escambia County Middle School of Atmore in Walnut Hill.

The Ernest Ward Eagles are the only middle school football team in Escambia County, FL.

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