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Chiefs topple Chipley 32-12 in regional quarterfinal

Northview defeated Chipley 32-12 tonight in the FHSAA Class 1A regional quarterfinals in Bratt, Fla.

The Chiefs advance to face Vernon next Fri., Nov. 20, at 7;30 p.m. in the regional semifinals.

NHS led 6-0 in the first quarter, 19-6 at halftime and 26-6 at the end of the third quarter. The Chiefs added one touchdown in the fourth, and CHS scored late.

Chiefs head football coach Wes Summerford said even though the boys got off to a slow start, they responded well.

Summerford said after some time, the game started picking back up.

“We got to 32 points, and the kids, they think we’re struggling when we don’t score so fast,” Summerford said. “We didn’t have the long yard, one-play touchdowns this game. That was a different feel for our guys.

“I thought the guys responded well in the second quarter, and were able to score right there before halftime,” he said.

Summerford said at the “lull” part of the game, the seniors stepped up and took control.

“They said ‘let’s go,’” he said. “I’m proud of the way we responded.

NHS improves to 7-1 on the season.