Northview, Baker Battle It Out Tonight For District Title

October 31, 2014

The District 1-1A championship is on the line this Halloween night as the Northview Chiefs hit Highway 4 and travel to Baker.

The Gators are unbeaten at 8-0 and ranked third in the state, while the Chiefs are ranked fifth and are 6-1 against a much tougher schedule against larger schools.The Chiefs have taken down 4A teams Marrianna and Walton and gave Choctaw, the top team is 2-6A, a serious run.

The Chiefs won the 1A state championship back in 2012, but Baker beat Northview in Bratt last year 24-20 to earn a district title for the Gators. Tonight, the Northview Chiefs are looking to take their experience and put an end to the Baker Gator’s 19-game regular season winning streak and prevent a repeat of last year.

Northview Coach Sid Wheatley said the Gators will be a formidable opponent, standing behind their quarterback John Beck who comes in well over six-feet. “Their defense plays extremely hard; the have a big offensive line.”

“I think they are better up front; I think their backs are very physical. They’ve got the Newsome and the Lett kid,” Matt Brunson, Baker head coach told WEAR.  “They are great on defense. I think it will be a great high school football game.

Cameron Newsome is averaging 7.9 yards per carry this season, with 601 yards rushing and five  touchdowns. He also has nine receptions for 89 yards. “The Lett Kid” — Keondrae Lett — may be Baker’s Halloween nightmare. He leads the Chiefs with 1188 rushing yards, 1,431 total yards with 16 touchdowns.

Northview will treat Baker to several more names tonight from their trick or treat bag. Quarterback Gavin Grant is 29 of 47 for 420 yards and eight touchdowns. On the defense, Hunter Sherouse has 70 tackles, Tydre Bradley has 57, and Jaylen Parker has 50. Plus fourother Chiefs are at about 40 tackles each this season — Jacob Weaver, Zach Payne, Nick Lambert and Toney Harrison. Harrison is also looking forward to getting to know Baker’s quarterback; Harrison has a team leading  five sacks.

“It’s going to be fun; it’s going to be exiting. Our kids are anxious,” Wheatley said. “I think our kids know exactly what is at stake. Some of these guys were here last year when Baker came over and beat us and won the district championship. What we’ve got to do is execute and not have turnovers. We need to just play clean football, but I believe we’ll be ready.” will live score the game on our Facebook page and on Twitter.

Pictured: 1A Northview beat 4A Walton 35-28 last Friday night in Bratt. photos, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Northview, Baker Battle It Out Tonight For District Title”

  1. well on October 31st, 2014 9:10 am

    LET’S GO CHIEFS!!!!!

    SEE YA IN BAKER!!!!!

  2. CHIEF FAN on October 31st, 2014 8:59 am


  3. Preston on October 31st, 2014 7:43 am

    GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE DOWN BAKER.

  4. Willene on October 31st, 2014 7:23 am

    GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Ole Ball Coach on October 31st, 2014 5:11 am

    LET’S GO CHIEFS WE ARE BEHIND YALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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