CANTON, Ga. – Northview fell behind 17-0 in the first half against Sequoyah last Friday night, Oct. 25, and was unable to catch up, falling to the Chiefs 31-21 in a 7-AAAAA sub-region game.
The loss drops the Titans to 2-2 in the sub-region and 4-4 overall, and likely sets up a rematch with Riverwood in one of four region cross-over games next week that will determine the four playoff qualifiers from 7-AAAAA.
The Chiefs (3-1, 6-2) scored on a 70-yard run and a 66-yard pass to build their early lead, but the Titans twice closed within three points in the second half.
Northview scored late in the second period to make it 17-7 at the half, and started the third quarter with a scoring drive capped by an 11-yard pass from D.J. Pearson to Matt Bionditch.
After a Sequoyah touchdown, the Titans’ Devan Johnson scored his second TD to again get Northview within three of the Chiefs early in the fourth quarter, but Sequoyah responded with a clinching drive for the game’s final score.
Pearson was limited to 167 yards passing in the game, and rushed for 93 yards.
The Titans are at home Friday against Forsyth Central (1-3, 1-7), and will also be at home for their region cross-over game next week.