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Chiefs aim to win last game for senior class

The No. 1 priority for Northview this week is to end the season with a win for the seniors, Chiefs head football coach Derek Marshman said Sunday.

NHS will battle Alabama-based Snook Christian on Friday.

Their only common opponent is South Walton. Snook lost 37-16 to South Walton on Sept. 22. Northview played close with SW, but fell 23-18 on Sept. 8.

The Chiefs enter the contest 1-8 on the season.

“Our seniors are great individuals and young men,” Marshman said.

Marshman said the second priority is to win the football game, which will help with momentum in the offseason.

“This year, we were really young,” he said. “The experience is going to be there. (A win) will give us a boost going into the offseason.”

Snook Christian (5-4) is based out of Foley. SC’s head football coach, Keith Smith, came to the private school from Foley Middle School. This is the first year SC has fielded a team.

“They’ve got a handful of really good athletes,” Marshman said. “There are a lot of playmakers on the team, and if you allow them, they’ll make plays in space.”

Leading up to the game, Marshman said preparation is going to be like any other week.

Given that it is the final game of the season for the Chiefs, Marshman said they’ll do what’s helped them offensively over the last few weeks — run the ball and play-action passing.

“We’ve had a lot more success offensively in the last couple of weeks, but we’ve got to find a way to win the ball game. We’ve still got to go in and do what we’re good at.”

Kick off in Bratt, Fla. is at 7 p.m.