Garnett and Gold all knotted up

Published 1:41 am Wednesday, May 23, 2007

By By Matthew Nascone
The Northview Chiefs football team was split into two teams as the team held the Garnett vs. Gold spring jamboree Friday in Bratt. And that split was directly right down the center of the talent pool of the Chiefs because the game ended in a 19-19 tie.
"I was pleased with the effort on the field tonight," NHS head coach Cody Keene said. "We had a great spring and I thought the kids played well tonight."
The Gold team jumped on top of the Garnett with an early 13-0 lead as star running back Nakita Myles rushed for a score and Jeff Price connected with Trent Freeman for another touchdown in the first quarter.
But the Garnett would not stay down long, scoring a touchdown in the second quarter to cut the lead to 13-7 going into halftime. Darius Austin later threw a touchdown pass to Josh Dorriety and the extra-point attempt was blocked, sending the game into overtime.
Each team scored one touchdown and missed the extra point attempt, ending the game in a tie. Keene said he was proud with the effort, but the Chiefs need to work on a few things.
"I thought they played hard, but we still need to work on getting back to that physical nature we had last year," Keene said. "I just didn't see that out there tonight. But I know these guys will pick it up by the time the season comes."
There was another thing Keene liked about the scrimmage game.
"We had a great turnout tonight," he said.
And that can only mean one thing, the team is winning and the fans want to see what their Chiefs are looking like. But the hot dog supper served prior to the scrimmage might have helped put people in the stands. But no matter why they were there, Keene said he was happy to see them out supporting the Chiefs.

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