Chiefs making deep run

Published 7:29 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2011

As the Northview Chiefs prepare for their second round match up, the first round win over the Wewahitchka Gators remains on the minds of those who saw the game last Friday.

The Chiefs piled up 67 points on the Gators beating them in a rout 67-14. More impressive than the 67 points was the 48 points the Chiefs scored in the first half.

Wewa came into the game winning seven of their last eight games and averaging close to 50 points per contest and brought with them a 2,000 yard rusher, so everyone including Chiefs head coach Sid Wheatley thought the game would be a hard fought match up.

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With the Chiefs putting 28 points on the board in the first quarter, a tough match up quickly left everyone’s minds and when they had 48 by halftime, the entire stadium was wondering when the scoring would end.

During the course of the season, the Chiefs had games where they scored a ton of points, but setting the record with 67 was something that surprised everyone including the Chiefs.

With that match up behind them, they will look to get another win over the Freeport Bulldogs and advance to the semifinals of the playoffs for the second season in a row.

Northview was everyone’s odds on favorite to make a run to a state title this season, but getting past the Bulldogs will be a huge test, but you can bet that Wheatley will have the team ready to go when the ball is kicked off.

If the offense and defense are both clicking again this week though, the Bulldogs could be in trouble like the Gators were last week.

The Chiefs offense has several playmakers in the backfield and teams have trouble containing them.

Several different players scored touchdowns last week with Dalton Daniel adding a score on defense on a fumble recovery.

If Northview is able to get the ball out in space and the defense holds Freeport to three and outs then it  could very well be a run to the semifinals again for Northview.

This is by far the biggest game of the season for the Chiefs, and I’m sure that fans will turn out and pack the stadium for it. It will be an exciting atmosphere to be a part of Friday night.

Chandler Myers is sports editor of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123 or by e-mail at