Blue Devils win ‘Border War’
By By Chandler Myers
The Blue Devils of Escambia County High School finished their regular season with a 37-30 victory over the Northview Chiefs Thursday night at Northview High School in Bratt, Fla.
The Blue Devils (9-11, 0-6) overcame a first-half deficit to pick up the win against their rivals across the stateline.
The Chiefs started the game with some fire as they jumped out to a 9-7 lead in the first quarter.
The Chiefs held their lead through the second quarter outscoring the Blue Devils 8-7 to take a slim 17-14 lead into halftime.
Following halftime, the Blue Devils took control of the contest as they outscored the Chiefs in both periods.
The Blue Devils found their groove in the third quarter outscoring the Chiefs 14-6 to end the quarter with the lead.
In the fourth quarter, the Blue Devils continued to score as they refused to squander their lead outscoring the Chiefs 9-7 to pick up the 37-30 win.
Blue Devils Head Coach Tim Moorer said his team did just enough to win.
Brown, a senior for the Blue Devils, scored nine points to go along with his 17 rebounds.
Senior forward Lawrence Arnold added nine points, while pulling down three rebounds and blocking a shot.
T.C. Brown finished the game with eight points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists.
Cedric Pierce added six points for the Blue Devils with two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
The Blue Devils made their final home game of the season one to remember as they defeated the T.R. Miller Tigers 47-38 on senior night Tuesday.
The Blue Devils (8-11, 0-6) had to play catch up early, but had control by halftime.
In the first quarter, the Tigers pulled into the lead as they outscored the Blue Devils 9-7.
The Blue Devils blew past the Tigers in the second quarter as they scored 12 points and pinned down the Tigers’ offense holding them to three points. At halftime, the Blue Devils led 19-12.
Following halftime, the Blue Devils held their lead and locked up the senior night victory.
In the third period, the Blue Devils added six points to their lead as they outscored the Tigers 14-8.
The Tigers outscored the Blue Devils 17-14 in the fourth quarter. but could not cut into the lead enough to get the win.
Blue Devils Head Coach Tim Moorer said he was happy that the seniors won their final home game.
Blue Devils guard Cedric Pierce led the team with 12 points. Pierce also had three assists and two steals.
Senior forward Lawrence Arnold added 11 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Quinton Craft scored six points with nine rebounds and a steal, while Chris Walker added four points with two rebounds.
Peter Myers, Rayvon Madison and T.C. Brown each had two points.