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Football Home Closer Preview

On Friday, October 27, the Northview Titans (2-6, 2-4 Region 7-AAAAAA) will face off against the Chattahoochee Cougars (6-2, 5-1 Region 7-AAAAAA) in an attempt to maintain the possibility of stealing a playoff spot in the second to last regular season matchup of the year. Northview is coming off a dominating 28-3 win against North Atlanta last week. With this being Titan senior night, most guys are coming into this game trying to leave their mark and give the home crowd something to talk about.

“After last week’s win we feel confident heading into this game Friday night,” senior running back Farid Nana-Yeboah said.

The Titans know that their playoff chances are slim at the moment, but are confident that they can out-battle their two upcoming opponents, starting with Chattahoochee. Last week against North Atlanta, Northview did a nice job executing, getting the ball to receivers from the hands of senior quarterback Colton McDaniel. He went 19-31 and totaled 241 yards and 2 touchdowns. With this being the last home game of the season, Northview is hungry to grab their first win on Titan ground.

“We will most definitely be looking for the home crowd to give us a ton of energy from the bleachers all night long,” senior guard Jake Ruppert said.

Winning this game would give the Titans so much confidence and keep their playoff chances alive. For the seniors, they have mixed emotions heading into this game.

“If you think about it, it’s our last time stepping on the field with this uniform,” senior Carson Pate said.

This rivalry game is expected to be full of intensity from the first quarter. The Titans want to end the last home game on a good note and beat Chattahoochee. They know that the Cougars are a good team with a record of 6-2. Playing a region opponent is always important and something fans should come and see. The Titans don’t expect a win to come easily at all, but for them that’s what makes it fun. During this week, Northview has been working on trying to fix their run game. Expect them to look more confident than ever on the field this Friday at 7:30 PM.