Chiefs open district against S. Walton

Published 9:48 am Wednesday, September 8, 2010

After last week’s 24-6 win against the Graceville Tigers, the Northview Chiefs coaching staff evaluated film to find out where their team needed work.

That work will be put in place this week as the Chiefs (1-0, 0-0) prepare for their match up against district foe the South Walton Seahawks (1-0, 0-0) Friday night in South Walton.

Chiefs head coach Sid Wheatley said after looking at film of his team he found things he liked from his defense.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

“There were some bright spots in our win Friday night,” Wheatley said. “I thought our defense played really well and got after it. After we gave up that first drive, they flew to the football and played agressive. In all honesty, it should have been a shutout.”

On the offensive side of the ball, the Chiefs did find success through their running game.

Wheatley said he saw good and bad from his offense Friday night.

“Offensively, we looked good at times and at other times I saw some problems,” Wheatley said. “Our offensive line played too high at times during the game, and our backs need to do a better job of carrying out their fakes during playactions. Those are things that we will go to work on this week in practice.”

After going through film of their own team, Wheatley and his staff looked at film of the Seahawks.

Wheatley said that South Walton is a team that will not lose because of their own mistakes.

“The thing about South Walton is they are efficient and a well-coached football team,” Wheatley said. “They don’t beat themselves, and they play hard football. They run a Wing-T offense. Not real flashy, but what they do, they do well.”

In practice this week, the Chiefs will work on being ready mentally for a road game against a 2009 playoff team.

Wheatley said he wants his team to have an attitude that they will go and do what they are expected to do.

“I want to see a mentality that I know comes across as we are going over there to get the job done,” Wheatley said. “I want them to be prepared mentally because it’s tough playing there against thatteam.”

Effort will be the measure of success this week for the Chiefs.

Wheatley said he wants his team to give a good effort all week.

“Success will be a good effort in practice and our desire to play hard from beginning to end,” Wheatley said.

The Chiefs and Seahawks kick off Friday night at 7 p.m. in South Walton.

A Northview Chief scrambles to recover a fumble in the Chiefs’ spring game against West Florida Tech. The Chiefs travel to South Walton this week.|File Photo