Chiefs "get after each other"
Published 9:35 am Wednesday, May 25, 2005
By By Tim Cottrell
The Northview Chiefs took to the field Friday night for their intrasquad "Cardinal vs. Gold" game, with the Gold team winning on an 18-14 comeback.
Gold led 6-0 through most of the game, but two quick touchdowns late in the third quarter and early in the fourth gave the Cardinal a 14-6 lead, but Gold would score twice more to take the big win.
Chiefs head coach Cody Keene felt his team had come a long way during the three weeks of practice.
"The biggest thing I saw was the kids being really enthusiastic and getting after each other," Keene said. "We're not as physical as we need to be, we're still playing too high, but I was pleased with the effort and the intensity."
Smith said a few players from each squad had really impressed him during the game.
"Kenny Wilson at fullback, Deonta Davison at tailback, Robert Howard at tight end, and Isaiah Powell all did a good job for the white team," Keene said. "Nick Prather did also. Nakita Myles, John Donaldson, Tab Jernigan, and Courtney Whatley did well for the Cardinal."
Keene said the team had done plenty of learning during spring practice.
"We're coming along nicely on learning our offense and defense," Keene said. "We should be ready to go in the fall."
Much like their counterparts at Escambia County High School, the Northview Chiefs have a lot of working out to look forward to this summer.
"It's real important to how much we get done over the summer," Keene said. "We've got the weight room open three times a day, three days a week. We'll work out on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The kid's have got to come. We're going to work out, get a lot done, and make a lot of improvement over the summer. I'm still expecting a lot out of this team."