Pace Tops Tate

October 20, 2018

The Pace Patriots defeated the Tate Aggies 69-28 Friday night at Pete Gindl Stadium.

Patrick Palmer opened the scoring with a 75-yard touchdown run on Tate’s first drive for a 7-0 lead with 10:34 to go in the first quarter. Quarterback  Hunter Riggan had three touchdowns for the Aggies.

The Aggies (2-6) will travel to Pine Forest next Friday night.

Jazmine Endress was named homecoming queen during Friday night’s game.

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Baker Downs Northview

October 20, 2018

The Baker Gators continued their winning streak Friday night  35-7 over the Northview Chiefs. The Gators have won 28 consecutive regular season games.

Baker jumped out to a 7-0 lead. Northview’s Trent Peebles was into the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown to tie it up 7-7. The Gators stopped the Chiefs twice on goal line stances hang onto a 13-7 lead at the half.

Northview (4-4, 1-1) will host Snook Christian Academy of Foley, AL, next Friday night in Bratt for Senior Night before an away game November 2 at Freeport.

Before Friday night, Northview was fourth in Class 1-1A. The top four teams will host a first round playoff game, while the bottom four will travel.  Wins in the final two regular season games would set Northview up for a likely home playoff game on November 9.

Read: FHSAA Expands 1A Football Playoffs Due To Michael

Pictured top: The Northview Chiefs take on the Baker Gators. Pictured below: Trent Peebles scores the only touchdown for the Chiefs. Images courtesy WEAR 3 for, click to enlarge.

High School Football Finals

October 20, 2018

Here are Friday night’s North Escambia area football final scores:


  • Pace 69, Tate 28 [Read more...]
  • Baker 35, Northview 7 [Read more...]
  • Tallahassee Godby 43, Pine Forest 28
  • Tallahassee Lincoln 28, Escambia 3
  • Catholic 18, Washington 14
  • Jay at North Bay Haven – canceled
  • Panama City Arnold at West Florida – postponed
  • Pensacola at Lynn Haven Mosley, noon Saturday


  • UMS-Wright 35, Escambia County 0
  • Escambia Academy 35, Lowndes Academy 12
  • Flomaton 43, Thomasville 42
  • Montgomery Catholic 27, T.R. Miller3
  • Andalusia 49, W.S. Neal 7

FHSAA Expands 1A Football Playoffs Due To Michael

October 19, 2018

The Florida High School Athletic Association has expanded this year’s Class 1A-Region 1 and 1A-Region 2 playoff format following Hurricane Michael. Now there will be eight teams in each regional playoff instead of six.

“It became abundantly clear that because of Hurricane Michael, it will take many schools several weeks to reorganize and field a football team.  It is with great thought and conversation that the best path for all communities, schools, coaches and most importantly student-athletes, is to allow eight teams,” the FHSAA said. Each team will be seeded from 1-8.

Currently, the Top 8 teams in 1-1A in rank order are:

  1. Baker
  2. Vernon
  3. Jay
  4. Northview
  5. Graceville
  6. Bozeman
  7. Holmes County
  8. Chipley

Freeport is ranked number nine.

Currently, the Top 8 teams in 2-1A in rank order are:

  1. Jefferson County
  2. Sneads
  3. Blountstown
  4. Port St. Joe
  5. Wewahitchka
  6. Cottondale
  7. Liberty County
  8. Franklin County

Each team’s schedule that was submitted at the beginning of the 2018 season will be used for playoff qualification based on the football point’s structure. Each team will earn a seed of 1–8 based on their end of the regular season point average.

The higher seed will host each round throughout the region playoffs. photo, click to enlarge.

College Softball, Baseball Games Saturday In Century

October 19, 2018

Pensacola State College will face Coastal Alabama Community College in the “Century Classic” Saturday Showalter Park.

The softball matchup will begin with pregame activities at 10:30 a.m. with an 11 a.m. game time. Pregame activities for the PSC vs. Coastal Alabama baseball game will follow the softball game at about 12:30 p.m., with first pitch at about 1 p.m.

Former PSC and Major League Baseball players Bill Sadler and Greg Litton, along with Escambia County District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry will be special guests.

Sadler pitched for the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros during his MLB career. A 2000 Catholic High School graduate, he played at Pensacola Junior College in 2001 and 2002, before transferring to Louisiana State University in 2003.

Litton, a utility player, was drafted in the first round by the San Francisco Giants in 1984. He later played for the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox. In 1983 and 1984, Litton was on the PSC Pirates squad before signing to play at Mississippi State University. However, he was drafted before joining the Mississippi State team.

The Century Classic also will have children activities such as a bounce house, games and an opportunity for autographs.

General admission is $5, and admission for children 8-12 and PSC faculty is $2. Admission for children 8 is free. PSC students will be admitted free with a student ID, and baseball and softball players in grades 1-12 will be admitted free if they are wearing their uniform jersey.

Admission proceeds will benefit the Buck Showalter Scholarship fund for GED students from the Century area.

FHSAA Athletic Directors Endorses New Classification Proposal

October 18, 2018

The Florida High School Athletic Association Athletic Directors Advisory Committee endorsed a new FHSAA classification proposal Wednesday that would reduce the number of classes and change playoffs for sports not including football.

The proposal would not make any changes to the current 1A rural classification (including Northview and Jay).

If approved by the Board, the two-year classification cycle would begin with the 2019-20 school year. The proposed new classification structure would reduce the following sports to six classes plus rural: baseball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, softball and girls volleyball.

Districts would remain, but schools would not be required to play regular-season district contests. Following the regular season, there would be required district tournaments seeded by MaxPreps rankings.

The regional playoff brackets for Class 2A-7A (1A rural playoff structure remains the same) would feature four regions per class and four districts per region. District champions would automatically qualify for the playoffs, with the top four seeds in each region being seeded by MaxPreps. Following the top four automatic qualifers being seeded, teams 5-8 would receive at-large bids via their MaxPreps rankings. Higher seeds would host.

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ERC Youth Football Playoffs Begin Saturday (With Brackets)

October 17, 2018

Playoffs begin Saturday for the Escambia River Conference youth football league. Brackets are below.

The NWE Freshmen (ages 5-6) enter the playoffs as the No. 3 seed with a 6-1 record and will take on the No. 6 seed Flomaton Hurricanes this Saturday at  10 a.m. at Jay High School.

The NWE Sophomores (ages 7-8) enter the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, and have earned a first round bye with a 7-0 record. They will take on the winner of the No. 4 Brewton versus No. 5 Straughn game. The Sophomores will take the field against the winner of that game on Saturday, October 27th at 12:45 pm at Northview High School.

The NWE Juniors (ages 9-10) finished their season with a 3-4 record and did not qualify for the playoffs.

The NWE Seniors (11-12) enter the playoffs as the No. 6 Seed with a 4-3 record, they will take on the No. 3 seed Baker Gators this Saturday at approximately  5:15 pm at Jay High School.

Ernest Ward Wraps Up Undefeated Season With Win Over Atmore

October 16, 2018

The Ernest Ward Middle School Eagles wrapped up an undefeated season Monday night with a 22-0 win over the Eagles of Escambia County Middle School (Atmore).

The EWMS Eagles outscored opponents 176-12 in five games. Only Saraland scored against Ernest Ward, the only middle school football team in Escambia County, FL.

Ernest Ward was scheduled to meet Saraland again Thursday night, but that game has been canceled.

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Win Prizes In Contest For Northview Baseball Cartoon Logo Design

October 14, 2018

The Northview High School baseball team is holding contest to find the best cartoon logo for the team. Students and community members can enter their best Chiefs Baseball drawing for a chance to win free admission to Chiefs baseball games for a year, a Northview Baseball shirt with their logo, and they will get to see their logo permanently placed on the press box.

The design should form an “upside down” triangular shape as seen in the Baltimore Orioles example.

Submissions are due by October 19 to coach Jeremy Greenwell or coach Brad Lowery, or emailed to

NWE Chiefs Wrap Up Regular Season At Poarch

October 14, 2018

The NWE Chiefs wrapped up their regular season Saturday at Poarch with the NWE Sophomores remaining undefeated.


NWE (6-1) 30, Poarch 21
NWE (7-0) 42, Poarch 6
Poarch 28, NWE (3-4) 6
Poarch 39, NWE (4-3) 6 file photo, click to enlarge.

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