Escambia Gators Top The Tate Aggies 35-0

September 25, 2021

The Escambia Gators defeated the Tate Aggies 35-0 Friday night at Emmitt Smith Field

The Gators were coming off back to back loses to Washington and a Georgia team headed into Friday night’s contest. while the Aggie were coming off three losses in a row to Gulf Breeze, West Florida and Navarre.

The Aggies (1-4) will host Pace (1-3) next Friday night back at Carl Madison Field.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Jennifer Repine, click to enlarge.

Here Are This Week’s High School Football Scores

September 25, 2021

Here are high school football scores from Thursday and Friday nights across the North Escambia area:

FLORIDA

  • Escambia 35, Tate 0
  • West Florida 35, Washington 14
  • Pine Forest 46, Pensacola Catholic 7
  • Gulf Breeze 42, Pace 14
  • Navarre 24, Leon 14
  • Pensacola High (bye week)
  • Baker 43, Northview 42 (OT) (Thursday) [Details...]
  • Holmes County 27, Jay 12 (Thursday)

ALABAMA

  • Escambia County 42, Monroe County 0
  • Escambia Academy 21, Tuscaloosa Academy 6
  • UMS Wright 23, T.R. Miller 15
  • New Brockton 30, W.S. Neal 26
  • Flomaton (bye week)

Pictured: Tate at Escambia. NorthEscambia.com photo by Jennifer Repine, click to enlarge.

Ernest Ward Middle Beats Central Baldwin (With Photo Gallery)

September 24, 2021

The Ernest Ward Middle School Eagles beat the Central Baldwin Middle School Bears 20-0 Thursday night in Walnut Hill.

The Eagles travel to Jay next Tuesday at 6 p.m. before hosting Snook on October 5.

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

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Northview Celebrates Senior Night With 3-1 Win Over Jay (With Gallery)

September 24, 2021

The Northview Lady Chiefs celebrated their senior Thursday night before celebrating a big 3-1 win over the Jay Royals.

Northview defeated Jay 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-20.

The Chiefs honored eight senior players: Nevaeh Brown, Mia Starns, Kinzey Powell, Cassie Davis, Grayson James, Taylor Levins, Kayla Dixon and Payton Gilchrist.

For a senior night and game action photo gallery, click or tap here.

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Baker Tops Northview By One In Overtime Thriller

September 24, 2021

The Baker Gators topped the Northview chiefs by one in an overtime thriller Thursday night.

Going for a two-point conversion win or lose, the Gators won 43-42.

The Gators jumped out to a 7-0 lead a little over three minutes into the game on a 43-yard touchdown run from Kayleb Wagner, who set a state record last week with 535 rushing yards on just 25 carries and six touchdowns against South Walton.

A couple of minutes later, Jamarkus Jefferson was in the end zone from two yards out for the Chiefs. With a good kick from Brandon Ferguson, the ballgame was in a 7-7 tie in Baker.

Wagner added a 69-yard touchdown in the first, 14-7 Baker headed into the second.  Baker scored again with about nine minutes to go in the half from, you guessed it, Wagner to expand the Gators lead to 21-7 over the Chiefs.

Northview answered with a 15-yard pass from quarterback Kaden Odom to Jefferson with a great catch in the corner of the end zone, narrowing the Baker lead to 21-14 after another good Ferguson kick.

But Wagner was not done with an 11-yard TD run, before the Chiefs scored again. Baker was up by a touchdown 28-21 at the half.

Early in the third, Odom found Jefferson from 16 yards out, and Ferguson nailed the PAT to tie the game at 28-28. Baker scored again with a 62-yard run from Wagner, 35-28 Gators to round out quarter number three.

Northview tied it up 35-all in the fourth when Odom found Wyatt Scruggs, setting up an overtime showdown.

In the first overtime period, QB Odom connected with Jefferson with a 3-yard pass, and once again Ferguson put the pigskin through the uprights, 42-35 with the Chiefs on top.

On Baker’s OT possession, Brandon Moss had a 10-yard TD run and was in for the two point conversion and the Baker win.

Northview has not beat Baker in the regular season since the Chiefs’ 2012 state championship run.

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Tate Lady Aggies Beat The Washington Wildcats (With Photo Galleries)

September 24, 2021

Coming off a loss Wednesday night at Pace, the Tate Lady Aggies beat the Lady Wildcats of Washington High School in three straight sets Thursday night.

Tate beat Washington 25-23, 25-21, 25-20.

On Wednesday, the Lady Aggies fell to the Patriots in Pace, 3-1. Pace won 25-16, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23.

Up next, the Lady Aggies will be at Pine Forest on Monday and at Pensacola Catholic next Tuesday.

For a photo gallery from Tate at Washington and Tate at Pace, click or tap here.

NorthEcambia.com photos by Crystal Tolbert, click to enlarge.

Saturday’s UWF Argos Home Football Game Canceled

September 24, 2021

The University of West Florida’s football game that was set for Saturday at Blue Wahoos Stadium has been canceled.

UWF announced late Thursday afternoon that their opponent, Fort Lauderdale, was unable to field a team for the game.

Ticket information will be forthcoming, according to the university.

The UWF Argos will return to the field on Saturday, October 2 when they travel to Delta State in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Pictured: No.1 UWF beat No. 13 Texas A&M Commerce last week. Photos: Courtesy Morgan Givens/UWF for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Central Defeats Northview Volleyball (With Photo Gallery)

September 22, 2021

The Central Jaguars defeated the Northview Chiefs 3-0 Tuesday evening in Bratt.

Central won 25-7, 25-19, 27-25.

Up next, the Chiefs will host the Jay Royals Thursday. Junior varsity action begins at 4 p.m. Northview’s Senior Night will take place at 5 p.m. to be immediately followed by the varsity.

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Pensacola Runners Association Donates $5,458 To Northview High Track

September 21, 2021

The Northview High School track team has received a large donation from the Pensacola Runners Association.

The $5,458 donation will be used to purchase a new high jump pit that has been needed for years, according to coach Douglas Godwin.

“I would like to say thank you, on behalf of our track program and Northview High School, to the Pensacola Runners Association because it is programs like theirs that help out high school athletic teams when there is a need,” Godwin said. “We would not have been able to purchase a brand new high jump pit without their help.”

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No. 1 UWF Gets Win Over No. 13 Texas A&M Commerce (With Photo Gallery)

September 19, 2021

Top-ranked UWF scored 21 unanswered points and held No. 13 Texas A&M Commerce to 67 yards of total offense after halftime in a 35-17 win at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

UWF (3-0) had 434 yards of total offense with a 6.5 yards per play average. A&M Commerce (1-2) finished with 231 yards of offense.

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Austin Reed threw for 274 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while leading the Argonauts to scoring drives on five of their eight possessions before ending the game in victory formation inside the Lions’ 10-yard line.

Shomari Mason powered an aggressive rushing attack with 94 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. Jervon Newton and Anthony Johnson, Jr. each ran for a score as the trio combined for 169 yards on the ground and 4.6 yards per rush. Seven of UWF’s 12 live ball first downs in the second half were on the ground.

The UWF defense was stout all game long but put on a clinic in the second half. In addition to limiting A&M Commerce to 231 yards of total offense on the night, they sacked Jaiave Magalei five times and forced two turnovers in the fourth quarter. Trent Archie had eight tackles and two sacks, while Stephon Williams had eight stops and a sack as well.

The Lions played deliberate, ball control offense in the first half, using 17:53 of time of possession to build a 17-14 lead, including taking advantage of a muffed punt in the final minute of the half that led to a field goal. But UWF’s defense forced A&M Commerce to punt after drives of six and three plays, allowing the explosive Argo offense to get going.

Reed led scoring drives of eight plays, five plays and five plays while building the big lead. Newton and Mason each got to the end zone and David Durden was untouched as he caught a 19-yard crossing route in the end zone.

The win extended the UWF winning streak to a record nine games, while establishing new benchmarks for consecutive road wins and consecutive wins over ranked opponents, both of which are now at six games apiece. It was also the team’s fifth-straight road win over a ranked team as they improved to 10-5 all-time on the road against top-25 opponents.

UWF returns home next week for its first game at Blue Wahoos Stadium in 2021. The Argos will play host to the University of Fort Lauderdale (0-2) at 6 p.m. Tailgate lots at Community Maritime Park open at 2 p.m. and stadium gates open at 5 p.m.

The Blue Wahoos Stadium Box Office opens at 3 p.m.

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Photos: Courtesy Morgan Givens/UWF for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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