Northview shuts out Lighthouse; EA, FHS fall

Published 10:35 pm Friday, September 2, 2022

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Escambia Academy fell 49-20 to Clarke Prep tonight on the road.

Cougars head football coach Brandon Wilcox said a lot of first-game mistakes were made, and the team must correct them.

“We’ve got to get better up front on offense and defense,” Wilcox said. “We have to be able to stop the run on defense, and we have to run the ball on offense.”

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Wilcox said he was proud of quarterback Jacob Lee, who gutted it out four quarters.

“He played extremely hard,” he said.

Wilcox said young guys got some reps tonight, and stepped up, adding that they may be working to play more.

The head coach said Nick Cain played both ways, and extremely hard.

“I was proud of him as well,” he said.

EA will play its home opener next Friday night against Banks Academy.

Northview 37, Lighthouse Christian 0

Northview’s Jamarkus Jefferson scored three touchdowns and Kaden Odom and Luke Bridges scored one each in the Chiefs’ win.

The Chiefs also had a safety on defense.

“I challenged the guys to clean up the little things,” NHS head football coach Wes Summerford said. “Last week (against Flomaton), we fumbled the ball on special teams. I challenged the guys that the easy way is to fix those things and to get better.”

Summerford said he was proud of the team for getting off to a fast start.

NHS visits Tate, Fla. next week.

Hillcrest-Evergreen 27, Flomaton 26 in OT

Hillcrest-Evergreen blocked the extra point attempt in overtime to edge Flomaton 27-26 tonight.

Hurricanes head football coach Doug Vickery said the boys played hard, and he is proud of them.

“They played their guts out,” he said.

FHS trailed 20-13 at halftime.

Vickery said the young guys played well, and fought.

FHS hosts Cottage Hill Christian next week.