Chiefs clip Tigers 20-7
By By Chandler Myers
Three Jay Jackson touchdowns were enough to help the Northview Chiefs ease past the Chipley Tigers 20-7 Friday night on the field at Chipley High School’s Philip Rountree Stadium
The Chiefs (1-1, 0-1) were led by senior quarterback Jay Jackson’s three rushing touchdowns in the victory.
Keene said the victory was a team effort and the coaching staff is proud of the Chiefs football team.
The Tigers scored first as Jacques Givens scored on a one-yard run with 6:20 left in the first quarter to take an early 7-0 lead.
During the second quarter, Northview’s offense finally got the ball rolling as Jackson marched them down the field with a nine-play drive capped off with a 13-yard scamper to the end zone, but the extra point failed to keep the Chiefs down 7-6.
Jackson rushed the ball 26 times for 126 yards and passed for 86 yards, while completing 6-of-12 passes.
Jackson’s favorite targets were junior Chris Sheets who reeled in four receptions for 52 yards and Jeremy Jackson who caught two passes for 34 yards and carried the ball five times for 32 yards.
Offense was much more noticeable against Chipley than in last weeks game against Pensacola Catholic.
The Chiefs racked up 372 yards of total offense.
Northview head coach Cody Keene said that the Chiefs played hard and gave it their all in a rough game.
He added there were still too many mistakes being made on both sides of the ball.
Both teams fought a defensive battle with a stalemate causing neither team to gain any ground on the offensive side of the ball.
The third quarter saw no big action and ended scoreless, but the Chiefs slowly began to move down field.
Chipley was able to fight off the Chiefs until the fourth quarter began and Northview found a way to move the ball.
Early in the final quarter, the Chiefs put together a 14-play series that ended with another 13-yard touchdown run by Jackson.
Northview was able to get the ball back easily after junior linebacker Shakel Holmes intercepted a pass and put the ball on the Tigers 32 yard line.
Along with the interception ,Holmes ran the ball seven times for 34 yards.
Other Chiefs who ran the ball were Montaio Mitchell (5 carries for 40 yards), Kevin Cattrell (4 carries for 33 yards) and KaDaris Grice (3 carries for 18 yards).
The final blow was dealt after a two-play series saw Jackson score his third 13-yard touchdown run of the night and put the Chiefs on top 20-7.
Chipley head coach Will Holley said the Tigers tried some different approaches against the Chiefs, but added his team just did not have enough in them to make it four quarters.
The Chiefs play their first home game Friday against Walton High School.
Keene said the team will go back to business Monday and begin focusing on Walton.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.