Chiefs top Jay 30-20

Published 10:54 pm Friday, October 5, 2018

Jackson, Wilson account for 2 TDs each

Northview’s Jayden Jackson and Ben Wilson accounted for two touchdowns each to help lead the Chiefs to a 30-20 homecoming victory over Jay, Fla. tonight.

Jackson had rushing touchdowns of 66 and 15 yards, while Wilson threw two scoring receptions from 25 and 76 yards in the win.

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A pleased Chiefs head football coach Derek Marshman said while it was good to get the win, inconsistency was a factor.

“There were some times we played good football, and there were times when we were bad,” Marshman said. “I thought we ran the football real well. We went tackle to tackle. We threw the ball extremely well, especially in the first half.”

Jackson’s first touchdown was recorded with 10:40 left in the first quarter to give the Chiefs an early start.

From the start of the game, NHS had a good handle on the Royals’ run game as its defense kept standout running back James Eddings at bay.

“The defense played lights out against the run,” Marshman said. “They stood up tall. We’ve got some things to fix in the coverage aspect of that. Overall, we were inconsistent, and that’s the bad news, but good news is that we won.”

Later in the first half, JHS found its footing in the first portion of the second period on a 40-yard strike from Bryson McCullough to Connor Roberts. The score tied the game at 6-all.

The Chiefs answered back with Wilson’s 25-yard strike to Ray’von Bush with less than 6 minutes in the first half.

NHS extended its lead when Wilson connected with Seth Killam for the 76-yarderwith 1:50 left in the second quarter.

McCullough found Austin Ashworth for a 12-yard scoring pass to cut the lead to 18-12 with 0.0 left in the first half.

Jackson scored his 15 yarder midway through the third quarter, and Aunterio Minor punched it in from the 1 late in the fourth.

Jay bounced back with a 29-yard scoring rush from Solomon Ransom with 1:49 to go.

Marshman said the defense eliminated any possibility of the Royals running the ball.

“Eddings is such a good player,” he said. “I challenged them all week.”
Next week, the visit Pensacola Catholic.