Monday Night High School Football Finals

October 22, 2019

Here are scores from high school football games played Monday night due to Tropical Storm Nestor cancellations last Friday night, plus other scores from last Friday night and Saturday.

For Tate and Washington photos and game story from Saturday, click here.

FLORIDA

Monday Night Scores

Jay 36,  North Bay Haven 6
Pine Forest at Choctaw*
Escambia at Fort Walton Beach**
Pensacola High 38, Panama City Arnold 32
Catholic 40, Tallahassee FAMU 12
Navarre 31, Tallahassee Leon 28

* Pine Forest led Choctaw 14-3 when the game was called due to weather. It will continue Tuesday, October 22 at 6 p.m.
**Escambia was leading Fort Walton Beach 14-0 when the game was called due to weather. The game will continue October 28 at 4 p.m.

Friday, Saturday Scores

Washington 51, Tate 31 (Saturday)
De La Salle 24, West Florida 6 (Friday)
Milton 40, Mosley 28 (Thursday)

ALABAMA SCORES

UMS-Wright 31, Escambia County 8
Escambia Academy 47, South Choctaw Academy 0
Flomaton 44, Thomasville 21
Andalusia 42, W.S. Neal 12
Montgomery Catholic 26, T.R. Miller 21

NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Tate Drops Fierce Battle With Washington (With Photo Gallery)

October 20, 2019

The Tate Aggies lost a fierce battle with the Washington Wildcats 51-31 Saturday afternoon in a game postponed a day by Tropical Storm Nestor.

The Wildcats took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter before the Aggies tied it at seven all on a Keaton Solmonson touchdown and a good kick from Matt Johnson.

With a field goal through the uprights from Johnson, the Aggies then took a 10-7 lead over Washington.

The Aggies had touchdowns from Keontral Culpepper, Kesean Williams and second from Solmonson to round out the afternoon.

The Tate Aggies are now 1-7 on the season, while the Washington Wildcats improved to  8-0.

Next Friday night, the Aggies will host Tallahassee Chiles (4-3) for Senior Night in Pete Gindl Stadium. The were also be a representation of the homecoming court.

For a NorthEscambia.com photo gallery, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

No. 24 West Florida Rains On West Georgia, 30-2

October 20, 2019

The UWF defense recorded a school-record six turnovers and held West Georgia to 147 yards of total offense in a 30-2 win amid the deluge of Tropical Storm Nestor at University Stadium Saturday.

The win propelled 24th-ranked UWF (5-1, 4-0 Gulf South Conference) to its fifth-consecutive victory and best start in conference play since starting football four years ago.

UWF turned defense into offense all game long, scoring all four touchdowns as a result of UWG turnovers.

Jervon Newton recorded his second 100-yard game of the year with 100 yards on 21 carries to lead the Argos. UWF finished with 184 yards on the ground.

But the game started about as poorly for the Argonauts as the last regular-season visit to UWG – a 16-0 first quarter deficit in 2017. On Saturday, Austin Reed threw an interception on the second play of the game and the next time UWF got the ball, a fourth down snap got past punter Dawson Hamlin and into the end zone for a safety, spotting the Wolves a 2-0 lead.

Both teams struggled to move the ball in the first quarter as they figured out how to play in the heavy downpour on the natural grass surface.

But it was the Argos who figured it out. Following a missed field goal, UWF forced a UWG miscue when Kedrick Bradley stripped Chauncey Williams. Three plays later Jaden Gardner scored on a 17-yard run to put UWF ahead 7-2.

On the ensuing possession, UWF recovered a Willie Candler fumble at the UWG 16-yard line. Three players later, Reed completed a 23-yard pass to Kevin Grant with just over a minute left in the half to give UWF a 14-2 lead.

The Wolves got the ball to start the second half and fumbled on the third play when Candler was sacked by Gael Laurent. Three plays later Reed barreled in from 15 yards for another touchdown.

The Argos recorded their record-setting sixth turnover on the next possession when Bradley intercepted Candler and returned in 21 yards to the UWG 34. Reed pushed his way into the end zone again on a 13-yard rush for a 28-2 edge.

UWF forced four turnovers in the span of 16 Wolf plays from the end of the first half through early in the second half.

After trading punts, Hamlin pinned the Wolves on their own four with a 54-yard kick. Ian Bush then recorded a safety for the Argos when he tackled Jaevan Ward in the end zone for a 6-yard loss on a pass play.

Gael Laurent had a monster game to lead the Argos with seven tackles, three-and-a-half for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles.

UWG (4-3, 2-2) had just 78 rushing yards after entering the game with 189 yards per game.

The Argos compiled 227 yards of total offense with 184 of those on the ground. The wet conditions aided in the 43 passing yards on 2-of-15.

UWF improved to 3-2 all-time in the series with the road team winning every game.

UWF will return to action next Saturday in the Third Annual Coastal Classic, traveling to Melbourne, Fla. to face Florida Tech (3-4, 1-3). The game featuring the only two Division 2 football-playing schools in the state of Florida will kickoff at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time at Palm Bay High School’s Florida Tech Panther Stadium.

Photo: Morgan Givens

Friday Football Finals, List Of Rescheduled Games

October 19, 2019

Here are Friday night football final scores from the North Escambia area, along with a list of games that were rescheduled due to Tropical Storm Nestor.

FLORIDA SCORES

De La Salle 24, West Florida 6 (Friday)
Milton 40, Mosley 28 (Thursday)

FLORIDA RESCHEDULED GAMES

Saturday

Washington 51, Tate 31

Monday

Jay at North Bay Haven, Monday 5:30 p.m.
Pine Forest at Choctaw, Monday 7 p.m.
Escambia at Fort Walton Beach, Monday, 7 p.m.
Pensacola High at Panama City Arnold, Monday 5:30 p.m.
Pace at Gulf Breeze, Monday 7 p.m.
Catholic at Tallahassee FAMU, Monday 7 p.m.
Navarre at Tallahassee Leon, Monday 7 p.m.

ALABAMA SCORES

UMS-Wright 31, Escambia County 8
Escambia Academy 47, South Choctaw Academy 0
Flomaton 44, Thomasville 21
Andalusia 42, W.S. Neal 12
Montgomery Catholic 26, T.R. Miller 21

File photo.

Flomaton Beats Thomasville

October 19, 2019

The defending Alabama 3-A state champion Flomaton Hurricanes have earned a chance to defend their title this season. With a 44-21 win over Thomasville Friday night, the Hurricanes secured a spot in the 3A playoffs.

The Flomaton Hurricanes will be on the road next Friday night at T.R. Miller before wrapping up regular season play at Southern Choctaw on November 1.

Photos by Sheridan Rowell for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Escambia County Eagles Defeat The Eagles Of Ernest Ward (With Gallery)

October 18, 2019

The Ernest Ward Eagles wrapped up their regular season Thursday night with a 12-0 loss to the Escambia County Middle School Eagles from Atmore.

Ernest Ward has the only middle school football team in Escambia County, Florida.

For a photo gallery, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Baker Claims District Title Over Jay (With Photo Gallery)

October 18, 2019

The Jay Royals came oh so close to claiming the District 1-1A championship Thursday night in what has been their best season in three decades.

But the top-seed Baker Gators claimed the title over Jay in five sets – 22-25, 25-18, 25-27, 25-23, 15-12.

Both teams continue next week in the state series.

For a photo gallery, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Northview Chiefs No. 7 In State, No. 2 In Region

October 16, 2019

The Northview Chiefs have moved up to No. 2 in the region and No. 7 in the state in the latest 1A rankings released Tuesday by the Florida High School Athletic Association.

In Region 1-1A, the Chiefs are ranked one spot behind the Baker Gators, who defeated the Chiefs 14-12 on September 13. The Gators are ranked number one in the state in 1A.

Region 1-1A rankings are as follows (listed as school, RPI, record)

  1. Baker .698. (7-0)
  2. Northview  .605 (5-2)
  3. Freeport .598, (6-2)
  4. Vernon .597, (5-2)
  5. Graceville .541 (5-2)
  6. Jay .515 (3-4)
  7. Holmes County .443 (2-5)
  8. Cottondale .428 (2-5)
  9. Chipley .405 (1-6)

There are no districts in Class 1A. The top six teams in each district make the playoffs, with the top two receiving a bye in the first week.

Teams are ranked based upon a RPI formula. RPI stands for Ratings Percentage Index. In short, it is a way to measure a team’s strength relative to other teams, based largely on the strength of their schedules.

The Chiefs are off this Friday night, and will round out the regular season with away games at Chipley and Jay.

Pictured: The Baker Gators got past Northview in a close 14-12 game September 13 in Bratt. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Volleyball Districts: Jay Defeats Northview; Baker Beats Central

October 16, 2019

The Jay Royals and Baker Gators advanced to the District 1-1A volleyball finals with wins Tuesday night at Northview.

Jay defeated Northview in the first two sets of their matchup, before Northview powered back in close third and fourth sets. But the Royals won a tight third set to win 3-2.

In game two Tuesday night, Baker beat Central 3-0.

No. 1 Baker and No. 2 Jay will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Northview for the district title.

For a photo gallery, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Catholic Wins District Girls Golf Tourney; Northview Runner-up

October 15, 2019

The Catholic High Crusader girls took the 1A district golf championship Monday, and the Northview High Chiefs finished as runner-ups.

Both advance to the regional meet next Monday in Jacksonville.

Northview girls team members are Bradi Edwards, Emily Boutwell, Meredith McGhee and Taylor Lashley. Jack Boutwell is volunteer coach.

Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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