Chiefs on the warpath

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2005

By By Tim Cottrell
The Northview Chiefs, fresh off snapping a three-game losing skid in a big way over South Walton, will hop on the buses for a long trip Friday night.
The Chiefs will travel to Tallahassee to face Pope John Paul II Catholic High School Friday night.
The game was originally slated to be played two weeks ago, the Catholic asked to postpone the game, and luckily both teams had an open date on the same weekend.
Northview head coach Cody Keene was excited to see his team playing well again after Friday night's huge win.
"We played well Friday night," Keene said. "With the exception of a few mistakes we played very well. The win got us in the playoffs. I thought the kids were ready to play."
As of Monday the Chief coaching staff had yet to see film on Catholic, but Keene had learned a bit about his opponent through the grapevine.
"I know they have 13 players," he said. "I know they're 4-3. One of those three losses was a forfeit, so they're really 4-2. We're trying to find out more but that's all I really know. I know they have two good running backs. One of them rushed for 170 yards on eight carries last week and the other rushed for 147 yards on 12 carries, at least according to their papers. Six different receivers caught passes. So they run a sophisticated offense, and that's something to be concerned about."
On the injury front, Nakita Myles and Thomas Wolfe are now completely healthy. Fullback Brady Levins is currently nursing a sore shoulder, and fullback Kenny Wilson, who was lost in the first game of the season, underwent knee surgery last week.
With his opponent a relative mystery, Keene said the Chiefs would focus on working out the kinks this week in practice.
"We're going to work on us," he said. "We've got a lot to work on, and we're going to work on doing the things we do better."
John Paul Catholic is located in Tallahassee, which is in the Eastern time zone. The game will be played at 7:30 EST, which is 6:30 p.m. Atmore time.

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