Chiefs look forward as they host Chipley
Published 12:01 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Northview has put its 42-0 loss to Gulf Breeze, Fla., in the rear view mirror and is looking forward to the regular season contest against Chipley this week.
Even though the Chiefs lost to a bigger school in GBHS, they are going to bounce back, just like they did after falling big to Crestview, NHS head football coach Derek Marshman said.
“Even though they’re not in our district, they battle with us every single year,” Marshman said about Chipley. “In 2011, they knocked us out of the Final Four, in 2012, we had a big fourth quarter comeback to beat them and in 2014, we beat them pretty bad. Last year, it was a tight game until the fourth quarter.”
Chipley will enter Friday’s contest at NHS 0-3 on the season. The Tigers played Marianna, a Florida 4A school in week one; Graceville, a 1A school in week two and lost by six; and then Bluntstown, a powerhouse 1A school in week three.
Marshman said he thinks CHS hasn’t played a weak schedule by any means.
He said film is showing that the Tigers run out of the “I” formation on offense as they have a stellar running back, Adrian Sims, leading the charge.
“They’ll run power and ISO (isolation),” he said. “It’s just what they do.”
Defensively, they’ll load the box to defend the run, Marshman said.
Even though the Chiefs have had a back and forth season so far, Marshman said the team is looking forward.
“We have a chance to play another game at home and stay undefeated at home,” he said. “These kids have bounced back, and proven time and time again. The road ahead of us is Chipley.”
Injury update: Marshman said Jacob Weaver, who suffered an arm injury during the Escambia Academy game, will be out of this week’s game. He said Weaver broke his humerus bone in his arm in three places. The coach said Weaver will be on the sidelines filling a different role as an “assistant coach.” Other than Weaver, Chase Olsen had an arm contusion on his elbow Friday night; MJ Jones has a shoulder injury that required him to sit out the second half last week; Jared Aliff got a little banged up last week; and Luke Ward’s ankle was stepped on in the loss against Gulf Breeze, Marshman said.