Northview Chiefs Remain Undefeated With Win Over Baker (With Photo Gallery)

October 2, 2010

The Northview Chiefs survived the Baker Gators 39-36 Friday night to remain undefeated in District 1-A.

The Chiefs had almost 340 yards rushing against the Gators.

For a complete photo gallery from the game, click here.

“It was a wild one,” Northview Head Coach Sid Wheatley said seconds after the Chiefs’ victory. “We did some good things offensively, but we had some mistakes and penalties that obviously hurt us. Defensively, I thought we were challenged.”

“It was good to come out of here with a win. It was a tough place to play in,” Wheatley said.  “There was a lot of adversity that we were confronted with and we faced, but our kids pulled through and we got a score and a big interception late for the win.”

La’Mikal Kyles was in first for the Chiefs to put the Chiefs up 7-0 with 4:44 on the clock in the first quarter. Baker answered with 10:17 to go in the second with a two-yard touchdown and a good two point conversion to take the lead 8-7.

Then, with 5:26 in the half,  Dustin Yuhasz  scored and the Chiefs were back on top 14-8.  With 2:48 to go, Baker had another touchdown and a successful two point conversion to regain a Gator lead, 16-14.

With 25.7 seconds on the clock in the half, Yuhasz got the ball and was almost tackled but did not go down. He stumbled and regained his balance to run the pigskin in for touchdown. But a flag-happy referee inadvertently blew the whistle, calling the Chiefs touchdown dead. The Chiefs were not going down without a few more points on the board in the first half. Lance Bushaw kicked a 23-yard field goal to give the Chiefs a 17-16 lead at the halftime buzzer.

Five minutes into the third quarter, the Chiefs block a Baker punt to take over at five and goal. Roderick Woods punched it in for another Northview touchdown. A good two-pointer, and Northview was up 24-16.

The Gators answered with a 75-yard touchdown and a good two point conversion to tie the game 24-24 with 6:36 to go in the third.

The Chiefs were headed back to the lead with 5:48 in the third on a 45-yard touchdown run  from Brandon Sheets, 31-24. Baker, with 8.3 seconds in the third, had another touchdown but failed at their two point attempt. Northview was up 31-30 headed into the final quarter.

During the first part of the fourth, La’Mikal Kyles weaved his way in for another Northview touchdown, but the TD was called back for an illegal procedure. Baker scored again and missed the point after with 6:39 in the game to take a 36-31 lead.

With just over minute to go in the ballgame at Baker, Northview’s Sheets plunged in on a four-yard quarterback keeper. Then, on the two point conversion, Kyles found the end zone to give Northview a 39-36 advantage.

The Baker Gators had possession and were driving hard with less than a minute to go in the ballgame. But with 3.5 seconds on the clock, Taylor Martin picked off a Gator pass to seal the win for the Chiefs.

The Northview Chiefs (4-0, 3-0) take on Bonifay next Friday night in Bratt for homecoming.

For a complete photo gallery including game action, cheerleaders andthe band, click here.

Pictured top: Baker had a hard time figuring out which was was up (see #80) as they hosted the Northview Chiefs Friday night. Pictured top inset:  The Baker defense was unable to stop La’Mikal Kyles as he heads for a touchdown.  Pictured bottom inset: Brandon Sheets on a quarterback keeper for the Chiefs. Pictured below: Taylor Martin and Logan Brown make a stop for the Chiefs. photos, click to enlarge.


13 Responses to “Northview Chiefs Remain Undefeated With Win Over Baker (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. me on October 4th, 2010 4:20 pm

    WOW, that top picture is scary!!!!!

  2. wuz up on October 3rd, 2010 1:39 am

    It was a great game. And to a player his stats matter. With that said there is nothing wrong with being competitive and if we are mature as these two young men appear to be it will not and should not cause any kind of division. Only adults seem to be the ones who get bent out of shape. They have great leadership in their coaching staff and if they lose their competitiveness they will have no drive in them.

  3. William on October 2nd, 2010 11:36 pm

    In reference to the two comments below about the stats — it does appear that we along with at least two other media outlets all received different stats from Friday night’s game. Since two of the three (guess which two?) are incorrect, we just pulled the numbers from our story. No placing any blame at all — it takes a lot of sort it all out on a Friday night.

    What matters most is the 39-36. That’s the really big stat.

  4. Keith Garrison on October 2nd, 2010 11:32 pm

    I’m not sure anyone knows the correct stats for the game. We got three different sets of stats from three different news agencies. You sound as if someone is trying to steal Kyles glory or something! Jealous comments like that create division!
    Have a great day and Go Chiefs!!

  5. Bama on October 2nd, 2010 7:01 pm

    I don’t know who gave the stats to the game but they are incorrect. Kyles finished with the most yards 143 and Yuhasz gained 123. I just think the correct stats should be reported.

  6. Lauren on October 2nd, 2010 6:55 pm

    Way to Dustin rack up dem yards you de man dude.

  7. JU on October 2nd, 2010 2:48 pm

    did they finally learn how to spell Chiefs right.

  8. Christina on October 2nd, 2010 12:30 pm

    “With 25.7 seconds on the clock in the half, Yuhasz got the ball and was almost tackled but did not go down. He stumbled and regained his balance to run the pigskin in for touchdown. But a flag-happy referee inadvertently blew the whistle, calling the Chiefs touchdown dead.”

    haha. that last sentence is my favorite :)
    you did a good job baby! Go #4!
    and to the other boys you all did great too! keep it up!

  9. Serena on October 2nd, 2010 11:26 am

    Good game last night Chiefs…even though we had some flag happy refs! You guys still came out on top! Big ups to the band, cheerleaders, water crew, coaches and trainer for a great job, and to the fans! Go Big “D”!

  10. JU on October 2nd, 2010 10:07 am

    Way to go guys. Hell Fire!!!!!

  11. Ashley(: on October 2nd, 2010 10:04 am

    Way to go Chiefs! & great pictures William! (:

  12. Melissa on October 2nd, 2010 8:34 am

    Way to go CHIEFS!!! That was an awesome game last night!!! As always the cheerleaders and band looked awesome too!!

  13. Chiefs Fan! on October 2nd, 2010 7:10 am

    How they fared. Here are the scores from Northview’s other opponents that have not been posted in other stories:

    Holmes County 14 – South Walton 12

    Freeport 25 – Vernon 14

    Bozeman 27 – Wewahitchka 21 (OT)

    Blountstown 40 – Graceville 13

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