Chiefs outlast Bucks 22-19
By By Chandler Myers
Northview made a statement in their return to action as the Chiefs slipped past the Bozeman Bucks 22-19 Friday in Panama City, Fla with the game changer being an interception by Chiefs senior Chris Sheets that was returned 91 yards for a touchdown in the win.
The Chiefs’ (2-1, 1-1) win matches their win total from last season, but they accomplished it much earlier than they did last year.
It was a hard fought battle by both teams as they split touchdowns in the first quarter with the game tied at six at the end of the quarter.
The Chiefs allowed the Bucks to pull ahead in the second quarter 13-6 as the Bucks drove down the field.
Northview would not be held back though as they blocked a punt for a safety and scored a touchdown with a two-point conversion to go into halftime with a 16-8 lead.
After the break, the Chiefs and Bucks swapped touchdowns in what would be the final scores of the game for each team as the Chiefs were able to come away from the scrap with a 22-19 win.
The running game was again sharp for the Chiefs as they racked up 161 yards rushing in the game.
Senior Jeremy Jackson led the Chiefs with 14 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown. Senior Shakel Holmes followed Jackson with 58 yards on nine carries and a touchdown, while freshman La’Michael Kyles ran the ball six times for 42 yards.
Defensively, Sheets had two interceptions, and Steven Long and Kadaris Grice each led the Chiefs with eight tackles.
Chiefs head coach Sid Wheatley was unavailable to make a comment at the time of the Advance’s deadline.