Tate Gets District Win Over Crestview (With Photo Gallery)

October 18, 2014

The Tate Aggies beat the Crestview Bulldogs Friday night, 42-28

With 6:31 to go in the first quarter, the Bulldogs took an early lead that they held until  the second. With 10:11 in the half, the Aggies tied it up 7-7 with a 34-yard touchdown on fourth and 11 from junior quarterback Sawyer Smith to Reginald Payne.

Alondo Thompkins propelled Tate into a 14-7 lead with a 55-yard touchdown run with 8:14 on the clock in the second. Then, with 4:12 in the half, Payne was in for his second touchdown of the night on a sneak play from 1-yard out, and Tate was up 21-7 with 4:12 in the second quarter.

Smith found Darren Lee for a 45-yarder with 50.3 second on the clock for a 28-7 Tate lead at the half.

For a photo gallery, click here.

Less than three minutes into the third quarter, Tate moved up to 35-7 with a 12-yard keeper from Smith. Crestview scored twice before Alonte Thompson made it 42-21 with a 1-yard touchdown dash. Crestview capitalized on an Aggie fumble  with 8:09 in the fourth, 42-21.

Crestview recovered an onside kick for one more touchdown with 6:23 on the clock for the night’s 42-28 final.

The Tate Aggies improved to 6-2 overall, and an important 1-1 in the district.

“The district win is huge in a three team district,” Coach Ronnie Douglas said. “Our backs were against the wall because if we don’t win, we’re done.”

“We still have a real good chance. Crestview and Niceville still have to play, so we are still waiting on that.”  Last season, Crestview beat Niceville, leading to a three-way tie and a district shootout.

Tate will host Fort Walton Beach next Friday night, 7:30 in Cantonment.

For a photo gallery, click here.

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

High School Football Finals

October 18, 2014

Here is a look at Friday night’s high school football finals score from around the area.


  • Northview 43, Freeport 9 [Read more...]
  • Tate 42, Crestview  28 [Read more...]
  • Baker 42, Jay 14
  • West Florida 27, Gulf Breeze 7
  • Washington 23, Pine Forest 14
  • Escambia 44, Milton 34
  • Pensacola 35, Pace 10
  • Arnold 38, Catholic 36


  • Flomaton 38, St. Lukes 26
  • W.S. Neal 47,  Satsuma 21
  • St. Pauls 49, Escambia County (Atmore) 12
  • Escambia Academy 48, Pike Liberal Arts 14
  • Open: T.R. Miller

Northview Pounds Freeport

October 18, 2014

The Northview Chiefs were ranked No. 5 in the state in Class 1A as they headed into a 43-9 pounding of the Freeport Bulldogs Friday night in Freeport.

Northview jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a touchdown from Lett.

Freeport worked their way to the red zone, but their endzone pass was picked off by Cameron Newsome for a return that set up a Chiefs 30-yard field goal, 10-0 Northview.

Tydraee Bradley added another touchdown for the Chiefs with 1:45 to go in the first quarter, 16-0. The Chiefs rolled on to a 31-0 halftime advantage before allowing a touchdown and field goal from Freeport in the second half.

Lett  rushed for just 220 yards Friday night along with three touchdowns  two weeks after setting a school single game record of a 313 total rushing yards.  The senior is now well over 1,000 yards for the season — 523 of those yards in his last two games for those doing the math.

Newsome is at about 500 yards for the season after earning 137 yards along with a touchdown Friday night.

Chiefs are now 5-1 overall, 2-0 in the district. They will host 4A Walton Friday night before taking on the undefeated Baker Gators for the district championship October 31 in Baker.

Pictured top: The Northview Chiefs in action against Freeport Friday night in Freeport. Pictured inset: The Chiefs’ Cameron Newsome goes down after a long interception return, setting up a 30-yard Northview field  goal. Images courtesy WEAR 3 for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Foley Defeats Ernest Ward

October 17, 2014

The Foley Lions defeated the Ernest Ward Middle School Eagle Thursday night, 26-12.

Ernest Ward, Escambia County’s only middle school football team, will wrap up their season at home next Tuesday at 6 p.m. as they host the Flomaton Hurricanes.

For more photos, click here.

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Cross Country: Northview, EWMS, Flomaton, Miller

October 16, 2014

About 90 runners took part in a cross country meet with Ernest Ward Middle, Flomaton High, Milton High, Northview High, Catholic High and T.R. Miller High Tuesday at Northview High School in Bratt.

For additional photos, click here.

Results were as follows:

Top Girls Teams

  1. TR Miller- 30 points
  2. Pensacola Catholic- 36 Points
  3. Milton-63 Points
  4. Northview -141 Points
  5. Ernest Ward-153 Points

Fastest Girl-Allie Nelson from TR Miller with a time of 20:02

Top Boys Teams

  1. Pensacola Catholic- 29 points
  2. Milton High -50 points
  3. TR Miller -80 points
  4. Flomaton -126 points
  5. Northview -165 Points
  6. Ernest Ward-237 points

Fastest Boy- Grant Kemp from Pensacola Catholic with a time of 18:08


Northview Girls

  1. Moriah McGhan -25:29
  2. Mary Sullivan -31:53
  3. Bethany Reynolds -32:18
  4. Myisha Syria -33:01
  5. Jessica Barrows-41:28

Northview Boys­

  1. Brandon Korinchak -20:20
  2. Josh Borelli -20:49
  3. Heath Sheldt -23:58
  4. Austin Ates -24:35
  5. Triston Reaves -28:03

Ernest Ward Girls

  1. Addison Albritton 28:11
  2. Haley Black -32:57
  3. Cailee Wilburn -33:02
  4. Lexxi Baggett -33:07
  5. Anna Sullivan 33:09

Ernest Ward Boys

  1. Brandon Sheldt -25:36
  2. Bryce Korinchak-28:07
  3. Shane Hardin -30:12
  4. Keaton Brown -32:48
  5. Alexander Floyd -35:04

Flomaton Boys

  1. Dustin Reaves -20:37
  2. Duane Hamby -21:00
  3. Dylan Patterson -22:07
  4. Dakota Boatwright -23:28
  5. Hayden Hammond 23:59

TR Miller Girls

  1. Allie Nelson- 20:02
  2. Tara Townsend -23:54
  3. Sarah Byrd -24:17.21
  4. Madison Lum -24:17.59
  5. Carmen Knowles -25:02

TR Miller Boys

  1. Travis Carlson -19:08
  2. Micah Flores 19:37
  3. Walker Harris 21:03
  4. Noah Morris 21:11
  5. Tuck McDaniel 21:54

Milton Girls

  1. Isabella Potate-23:36
  2. Nikki Delagarza-24:57
  3. Becky Ward -24:58
  4. Rachel Natioa-25:49
  5. Aly Bly-26:27

Milton Boys

  1. Cody Price -18:57
  2. Alex McDonald -19:03
  3. Myles Osborne -19:36
  4. Virgil Holmes -20:35
  5. Marcus Deloach -20:45

Pensacola Catholic Girls

  1. Annabelle Doyle-22:52
  2. Gabby Endacott-24:18
  3. Olivia Endacott-24:21
  4. Vivi Lee -24:35
  5. Angie Gonzalez-24:40

Pensacola Catholic Boys

  1. Grant Kemp -18:08
  2. Edward Neyman -18:09
  3. John Rawley -18:23
  4. Henry Marcille -19:23
  5. Logan Kane-19:40

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Volleyball: Pensacola High Tops Northview (With Gallery)

October 14, 2014

The Pensacola High Lady Tigers defeated the Northview Chiefs Monday afternoon

PHS topped Northview in three straight 22-25, 20-25, 17-25.

Northview travels to Central Tuesday, with the JV playing at 5:00 and varsity at 6:00.

For more photos, click here.

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Major Leaguer Caleb Gindl To Hold Baseball Clinic

October 14, 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 13, 2014

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

FHSAA Eligibility Experts Offer Class Today In Escambia County

October 13, 2014

Today, the Escambia County School District will host a team from the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to conduct training that will address FHSAA rules and regulations for the athletic eligibility for middle and high school student athletes. This training opportunity will be held in the auditorium of  Booker T. Washington High School at 6000 College Parkway  from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FHSAA eligibility and compliance experts will educate student athletes and their families on the rules and regulations concerning recruiting as well as how to establish, protect, and maintain a student athlete’s athletic eligibility throughout high school.

Along with student athletes and their families, the public is also invited to attend this training.

Tate Beats Washington (With Photo Gallery)

October 11, 2014

Fans at Pete Gindl Stadium in Cantonment got their money’s worth of excitement Friday as the Tate Aggies beat the Washington Wildcats 35-28.

Things rolled right along for the Aggies in the first quarter. On the second play of the game,  Alondo Thompkins had an 86-yard touchdown run, followed by an Alonte Thompson touchdown run with about five minutes to go in the first for a 14-0 Tate lead.

But then the Wildcats began to roar with two touchdowns for a 14-14 tie at the half.

In the second half, the Aggies added three touchdowns. The first was a 6-yard quarterback keeper from Sawyer Smith. the second on a 27-yard pass from Smith to Reggie Payne and the third from Alondo Thompkins from 44-yards out.

For a photo gallery, click here.

The Tate High School Aggies  (5-2,0-1) will host Crestview (2-5, 0-0)  next Friday at 7:30.

Pictured top: The Wildcats attempt to stop the Tate Aggies Friday night at Pete Gindl Stadium in Cantonment. Pictured inset: Tate’s Alondo Thompkins (#23) gained 189 yards for the Aggies Friday night.  NorthEscambia.com photos by Keith Garrison, click to enlarge.

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