Chiefs work for 2-0 start

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
The Northview Chiefs are looking to improve on their first win by defeating district foe the South Walton Seahawks Friday as the Seahawks make the trip to Bratt, Fla.
The Chiefs (1-0, 0-0) impressed in their first game under new head coach Sid Wheatley as they dominated the line of scrimmage in a convincing 34-16 win over the Graceville Tigers.
Wheatley said the win was great for the program, but needs to be forgotten as the Chiefs prepare for this week’s game.
The Seahawks (1-0, 0-0) are coming off their own impressive win to start the season as they crushed the Franklin County Seahawks 37-6 last Friday.
Wheatley said the first district game is big, and added a win helps the Chiefs make a stride towards achieving their goals.
Offensively, the Chiefs’ double wing offense put out 381 yards of offense against Graceville in their first game with 355 of those yards coming on the ground.
The Chiefs look to control the game even more this week by having better control of the ball after dropping a few fumbles.
Wheatley said securing the ball will be an important factor against South Walton. He added that another strong effort by the offensive line will be a key in a successful running game.
On the opposite side of the ball, the Chiefs’ defense looks to penetrate the Seahawks’ offensive line and cause chaos in the backfield.
Last week, the Chiefs were able to disrupt the running game and the passing game and hold the Tigers to 16 points.
Wheatley said the defense must be prepared to face a strong offensive attack again this week.
The Chiefs and Seahawks kick off at 7 p.m. at Northview High School in Bratt, Fla.

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