The incredible power and unmoved determination of quarterback Akeen Jones and the defense team that make the Chiefs a team lead to a big win. Friday night Carol City defeated longtime neighborhood rival Northwestern 20-14 in an important District 16-6A game, in front of a full house crowd of more than 6,000 fans.
The Chiefs (3-1, 1-0), beat the Bulls (3-1, 0-1) for the first time since a 2nd playoff victory in 2004. Northwestern had won the past six meetings, including a 48-12 win last season. Jones threw 2 touchdown passes and ran for the go-ahead score on a 1-yard quarterback at the end of the third quarter. He completed 13 of 22 passes for 171 yards.
The Chiefs later stopped Northwestern on downs again halfway through the 4th quarter when Joseph Robinson was stopped for a 1-yard loss on 4 and 1 from the Carol City 24-yard line. Simeon Thomas made play in the third quarter that helped Carol City get out of a 14-7 score. Thomas picked off Northwestern quarterback Randy Jones and returned it for 30 yards to the Bulls’ 26. In the following play Akeem Jones lobbed a pass into the corner of the end zone that in an incredible play Gregory Conde managed to grab and keep control of the ball in bounds for the score. Carol City then ran time off the clock punted and leaving Northwestern only 49 seconds to make a last try to comeback from its own 19. It didn't go the Bulls way this time and they did not reach midfield.
This is the 1st time Carol City defeats Northwestern in any regular season game since in almost 10 years and the win only pushed the Chiefs to work harder and continue with the mind set to reach the playoff berths 2009.
PHOTO CREDIT: MIAMI HERALD