JV Football: Northview Beats West Florida 16-14

September 19, 2014

Nortview High School’s JV football team beat West Florida tonight 16-14.

Northview scored in the first quarter on a touchdown run by Toney Harrison. They converted a two-point conversion on a run by Jared Aliff.

The JV Chiefs scored on the first play of the 4th quarter on a touchdown run by Hunter Edwards. Toney Harrison converted the two-point conversion to put Northview up 16-0. West Florida countered with two late touchdowns, cutting the lead to 16-14.

Toney Harrison also had a sack and forced fumble in the first quarter.

Northview’s JV will travel to Baker on October 16 and round out their season when they  host West Florida on October 23.

Tonight’s High School Football Schedule

September 19, 2014

Here is a look at high school football games across the area tonight.
LIVE updates from select games will be posted on our NorthEscambia.com Facebook page, and on Twitter.


  • West Gadsden at Tate 7:30 p.m.
  • Mosley at West Florida, 7 p.m.
  • Pine Forest at Escambia, 7:30 p.m.
  • Niceville at Choctaw, 7 p.m.
  • Navarre at Crestview, 7 p.m.
  • PHS at Milton, 7:30 p.m.
  • Pace at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
  • Bay at Catholic, 7:30 p.m.
  • Arnold at Rutherford, 7 p.m.
  • Baker at Fairhope, 7 p.m.
  • North Bay Haven at Freeport, 7 p.m.
  • OPEN: Northview, Jay, Gulf Breeze


  • Southern Choctaw at Flomaton
  • T.R. Miller at Hillcrest
  • UMS-Wright at W.S. Neal
  • Escambia County (Atmore) at Jackson
  • OPEN: Escambia Academy

Northview Chiefs Name Players Of The Week

September 17, 2014

The Northview Chiefs have named Players of the Week from last Friday night’s 24-6 win over Chipley. They are:


Keondrae Lett –

16 rushes, 221 yards, 3 TD, 13.8 YPA, 1 catch, 3 yards


Tydre Bradley — 6 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 FR


Zach Payne– Onside kick recovery, solo tackle on KO


Cameron Newsome — block on 4th touchdown

NWE Takes 3 of 4 From W.S. Neal, Set To Face Jay Saturday

September 17, 2014

Northwest Escambia Youth Football and Cheer hosted the W.S. Neal Eagles this past Saturday at Tommy Weaver Memorial Stadium on the campus of Northview High School.

  • Freshman won 13-0
  • Sophomores lost 38-19
  • Juniors won 13-7 in OT
  • Seniors won 32-6

Northwest Escambia Youth Football and Cheer Welcomes the Jay Royals to Tommy Weaver Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Game times are as follows.

  • Freshman – 3:00 pm
  • Sophomores – 4:15 pm
  • Juniors – 5:45 pm
  • Seniors – 7:15 pm

Admissions is $3 per person,  12 and under is free. Proceeds help pay for officiating crew.

Volleyball: Northview Beats W.S. Neal (With Gallery)

September 16, 2014

The Northview Chiefs beat W.S. Neal of East Brewton, AL, Monday afternoon in Bratt in both varsity and junior varsity volleyball action.

Northview over W.S. Neal
JV 25-13, 25-20
Northview over W.S. Neal
Varsity 25-15, 6-25, 23-25, 25-15, 15-12.

For a photo gallery, click here.

The Lady Chiefs will be back in action Thursday as they host Central. JV plays at 4:30;  varsity to follow at about 5:30.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Bethany Reynolds, click to enlarge.

Tate Grad Lorzeno Long Leads Wofford College To Big Win

September 16, 2014

2013 Tate High School graduate Lorenzo Long led Wofford College Terriers to a 42-27 win over North Greenville Saturday in Spartanburg, S.C.

Long had 138 yards on 15 carries for the 1-1 Terriers and three touchdowns.

Long scored with 3:23 in the third on a four-yard touchdown run. After North Greenville went three and out and punted. With the ball back, Wofford used a 46-yard run by Lorenzo Long to move downfield. Long ended the drive with a one-yard run for a 35-20 lead with 12:33 left in the game.

After one first down from North Greenville, Wofford regained the ball and Long recorded his third touchdown of the day on a on a four-yard run for a 42-20 lead with 9:43 left on the clock.

Northview Rolls Over Chipley (With Photo Gallery)

September 13, 2014

The Northview Chiefs rolled over the Chipley Tigers Friday night in Bratt, 24-6.

The Chiefs lit up the scoreboard first with a 17-yard pass from quarterback Gavin Grant to Jacob Weaver. A missed kick, and Northview was up 6-0. Senior Keondrae Lett scored three touchdowns for the Chiefs, the first  from a couple of yards out just a couple of minutes before the half, the second on a 75-yard run with 5:00 in the third quarter, and the final seal the deal TD early in the fourth.  Lett’s third quarter touchdown was set up by a Nick Lambert interception at Northview’s 15 and a return to Chipley’s 33.

Overall, Lett was close to 240 yards on the night.

“I thought our offensive line did a good job tonight,” Northview Coach Sid Wheatley said after the win. “I thought our running backs ran the ball extremely well.”

Chipley’s only score of the night came a lateral when Northview appeared to think the ball was dead.

“Our defense stepped up big. We game them one touchdown in the first half kind of on a flukish play when we thought we had him stopped. We gave up no points in the second half, and that was huge,” he said.

Friday night might not be the only meeting of the year between Chipley and Northview. Both are in different districts in Class 1A and could feasibly meet again in regional play in late November.

For a photo gallery, click here. (Cheerleader, band, dance team and mini-majorette photos have been delayed for technical reasons and will be published as soon as possible.)

The Chiefs (3-0) will be off next Friday night and travel to Fort Walton Beach to play Choctaw on September 26.

During the two weeks downtime, Wheatley said the team will work “fine tune little things”. “We are not where we need to be, but we are doing enough, and we know we can do better.”

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Tate Blows Away Panama City Bay (With Photo Gallery)

September 13, 2014

The Tate Aggies beat Panama City Bay 47-0 Friday night in Panama City in a game that ended with the mercy rule’s running clock.

The Aggies blew the Tornadoes away with 450 yards.

Tate’s first touchdown of the night came on a 10-yard fun from Alondo Thompkins. A few minutes later, the Aggies improved to 12-0 with a nine yard run keeper from quarterback Sawyer Smith. Smith found Payne on three touchdown passes, the first just seconds before the end of the half to put the Aggies up 26-0.  The final Tate TD of the night came from reserve quarterback Jacob Hamrick from the one.

For a photo gallery, click here.

The Tate Aggies (2-1) will celebrate homecoming next Friday at 7:30 as they host West Gadsden.

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

Florida May Expand Use Of Silencers For Hunting, Including For Deer

September 11, 2014

Hunting game in Florida could become a little less noisy by the end of the year.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday advanced a proposal that would remove a prohibition on the use of noise-suppressors, or silencers, with rifles and pistols when hunting deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail and crows.

The proposal will now be advertised in the Florida Administrative Register, and the commission is expected to vote on the new rule in November.

While critics said muzzling rifle shots could increase the risk of people being struck by wayward bullets or cause people to wander unaware into hunting areas, backers of the proposal said such concerns are unfounded.

Commissioner Brian Yablonski noted that suppressors take out some of the big bang and recoil, but they don’t silence weapons as depicted in the movies.

“It still makes a very loud sound and this was in all cases,” Yablonski said during a commission meeting in Kissimmee. “We’re talking louder than a rock concert, louder than a jackhammer with the suppressor.”

Commission staff, hunters and a representative from the suppressor industry defended the proposal as a means to protect hunters’ hearing, lessen the impact of hunting on others and even help while introducing people to the sport.

Knox Williams, president of the American Suppressor Association, estimated that 40,000 suppressors are already owned in Florida.

Florida currently allows the use of suppressors on shotguns for game hunting. A suppressor can also be placed on a rifle or pistol when hunting on private lands for non-game wildlife, which includes hogs, furbearers and armadillos.

Buck Holly, an owner of C&H Precision Weapons in LaBelle, projected that by lifting the ban, sales of suppressors at his Hendry County business would grow from about two to five a month to up to 10 a month. He said that would allow him to add one or two jobs.

“I know in most counties one to two jobs isn’t a big blip on the radar, but in Hendry and Glades counties, one or two is a tremendous economic boost,” Holly said.

Patricia Brigham, chair of the League of Women Voters’ Gun Safety Committee, cautioned that a proliferation of silencers would reduce public safety.

“They’re going to be used in such a way that they’re not intended to be used, which is to harm other human beings,” Brigham warned. “There are more important things than protecting the hearing of a hunter, than encouraging a young person to hunt … the more important thing is the errant bullet catching the sleeve of a nearby hiker, penetrating the skin of nearby hiker, penetrating the heart of a nearby hiker.”

Katherine McGill, a founding member of the National Urban Wildlife Coalition, said more time should be given to the review.

“I have no problem with suppressors personally. If someone is target-shooting near my property I’d be glad that they are using them. I’d like them to be put on fireworks, too,” McGill said. “But I don’t want to be riding my horse in the woods and not hear that hunter out there.”

Suppressors are allowed in 32 states for all hunting.

Division of Hunting and Game Management Director Diane Eggeman said lifting the prohibition isn’t expected to lead to a widespread proliferation of the use of suppressors. She estimated a rifle suppressor costs between $750 and $2,000, while individuals also have to pay $200 for a federal criminal background check.

Holly placed the cost for most suppressors between $450 and $1,000.

by Jim Turner, The News Service

Northview Chiefs Name Players Of The Week

September 10, 2014

The Northview Chiefs have named players of the week from last Friday night’s win over Marianna. They are:


  • Keondrae Lett –  19 carries, 126 yards, 1 TD; 2 rec., 10 yards
  • Cameron Newsome — 13 carries, 119 yards, 1 TD


  • Nick Lambert — 9 tackles, 2 TD saving/game winning tackles
  • Jaylen Parker  — 10 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF


  • Toney Harrison — 1 return, 11 yards; 1 tackle on KO


  • Cameron Newsome – Hit on Marianna sideline

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