Chiefs rested after week off
Published 5:45 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2009
By By Chandler Myers
With a week of rest and practices without a game under their belts, the Northview Chiefs are back at it preparing for their game against the Deane Bozeman High School Bucks.
The Chiefs (1-1, 0-1) have taken their week off to get back to the basics and improve the skills needed to be successful.
Chiefs head coach Sid Wheatley said the week off allowed his team to work on the simple things.
In their drills, they have focused on causing turnovers as well as preventing them, according to Wheatley.
Fumbles have been a problem for the strong running game that the Chiefs have shown off in both of their games.
Wheatley said eliminating turnovers is the key to winning more games.
Even with turnovers, the Chiefs have been successful on both sides of the ball.
The offense has shown their success by picking up more than 500 yards through the ground game.
On the other side of the ball, the defense has played well and not allowed their opponents to score more than 16 points in a game.
Wheatley said he has liked what he has seen from both units on his team.
Even with the success, there is room for improvement, according to Wheatley.
The offense needs to open up the passing game, while the defense needs to continue to play at a high level.
Wheatley said opening up the passing game will help the Chiefs running game stay strong. He added the defense just needs to make their tackles throughout the game.
The Chiefs travel all the way to Panama City, Fla. looking to secure their second win of the season.
Wheatley said Bozeman brings several different looks on their offense.
The Chiefs and Bucks kick off 7 p.m. Friday at Deane Bozeman High School in Panama City, Fla.