Garnet &Gold battles to 12-12 tie

Published 5:08 am Wednesday, May 27, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
A torrential downpour did not stop the Northview Chiefs from holding their annual Garnet &Gold game as the red and white teams played to a 12-12 tie Friday night in Bratt.
For five quarters, the varsity and junior varsity squads played hard-nosed football with the teams ending regulation at a 6-6 tie.
The Chiefs then played one round of overtime where each team scored and failed on their extra point attempts to end the game knotted at 12.
Chiefs head coach Cody Keene said the game showed a lot of promise for his young football team. He added that everyone involved had a great time playing the game.
The game concluded a spring in which the head coach wanted his team to focus on getting stronger and more physical.
Keene said he that his team has taken steps towards accomplishing their goals.
As for improvements from his offensive and defensive squads, Keene said he saw things that showed his team had gotten better, but also that there is still work to be done.
He said that on offense the Chiefs were running the ball much better. He added that he found a strength that would keep the offense intact.
On the opposite side of the ball, the Chiefs proved to be much more aware of the ball on the field.
Keene said the defense did a good job of following the ball and making the stop on each play.
As a whole, the Chiefs have come together with a new spirit set on getting back to their winning ways.
Keene said the attitudes have been extremely good during the spring with everyone coming ready to work.

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