On Friday night, October 27, the Northview Titans (2-7, 2-5 Region 7-AAAAAA) took a hard loss to the Chattahoochee Cougars (7-2, 6-1 Region 7-AAAAAA) with a final score of 50-28. With this game also being senior night and the last home game, everybody played their hearts out in every second of the game. The Titans had trouble stopping the Cougars all throughout the game, which allowed Chattahoochee to put up a total of 50 points.
“As a team, letting the opponent score 50 points on your field is never acceptable. We just have to do better as a unit,” senior guard Jake Ruppert said.
As a result of this being the last home game, the fans were staying as loud as they could through all four quarters. There were times in the 4th quarter when the Titans looked like they were ready to go on a tear and come back. Key plays like a quick touchdown and then an interception in the last six minutes of the fourth quarter had brought the crowd right back into the game when it seemed like all hope was lost. From the start of the game, Chattahoochee started to apply pressure, which put Northview in a tough position to make a comeback. Unfortunately for the Titans, senior running back Farid Nana-Yeboah went down with an injury during the 3rd quarter while running the ball. Right after Farid went down the energy of the crowd got drained for a few minutes. When a few minutes went past Farid got back on his feet with the help of the trainers and on the way to the bench heard chants from the crowd screaming his nickname “Six God” repeatedly.
“Even though I went down, the fans showed so much love and support, and you can’t look past that without being thankful,” Nana-Yeboah said.
Like always, the Titans didn’t give up and made a small push during the third and fourth quarter. Junior receiver Mac Bolton had three touchdowns this game, coming up big for the Titans when it seemed like the game was entirely out of reach. Senior quarterback Colton McDaniel had a solid game, passing for 185 yards and three touchdowns all to Bolton. Next week, the Titans will face Pope in an away game starting at 7:30 PM. This will be the last game for the Titans in the 17-18 season.