Chiefs fall to No. 1 BlountstownPublished 8:38am Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Northview Chiefs were dominated Friday in a 31-0 road loss to Blountstown.
Chiefs’ coach Sid Wheatley said the game was closer than the score would indicate, as Northview trailed 14-0 at halftime, but he gave credit to the Tigers.
“They’ve got a good team,” Wheatley said. “We didn’t play well.”
He said the Chiefs moved the ball down the field, but gave up big plays on defense at inopportune times. Wheatley said he didn’t know if the emotional loss last week to division rival Baker had a negative impact on this game.
“I don’t think we played with a great amount of enthusiasm,” he said.
The Tigers scored late in the game, after the Chiefs went for it on fourth down deep in their own territory and turned the ball over on downs.
“That was my fault,” Wheatley said. “It put the defense in a tough spot.”
With the loss, the Chiefs fall to 3-6 on the year, but will travel to Vernon for the first round of the FHSAA Class 1A playoffs on Friday night.
Wheatley said Vernon does a good job on the defensive side of the ball and doesn’t give up a lot of points.
He added that they’re tough on offense as well, running the spread early and moving to the option, which is tough to defend.
“They’ll be a challenge,” Wheatley said.