http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sports/rss.xml en Chiefland escapes with overtime win in homecoming “eye-opener” http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/chiefland-escapes-overtime-win-homecoming-%E2%80%9Ceye-opener%E2%80%9D <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/richardson.jpg" alt="Coach Aaron Richardson leads his players before Chiefland&#039;s homecoming win over Branford." title="Coach Aaron Richardson leads his players before Chiefland&#039;s homecoming win over Branford." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Chiefland Indians and Branford Bucs locked helmets in a phone booth for a defensive tussle that left the score knotted at 0-0 at the end of regulation.</p> <p> Luckily, the Indians (2-0, 1-0) proved to have a little more left in their tank, as senior Lonnie Hinote ran right for a 10-yard, walk-off touchdown in the first overtime to lift CMHS to a 6-0 homecoming victory and a 2-0 mark.</p> <p> Chiefland is 1-0 in District 1A-7, while Branford (2-2 overall) starts at 0-1 in the district.</p> Indians solve stingy Branford defense in overtime http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/indians-solve-stingy-branford-defense-overtime <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hinote_celebrates_0.jpg" alt="Chiefland players celebrate Lonnie Hinote&#039;s (9) winning touchdown in overtime." title="Chiefland players celebrate Lonnie Hinote&#039;s (9) winning touchdown in overtime." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> As the overtime period started between Chiefland and Branford, it looked like we&rsquo;d get more of what we saw during regulation, as the Branford offense was immediately hit with a false start on its first play.</p> <p> The overtime format allows teams to trade possessions with a fresh set of downs, starting at the opponent&#39;s&rsquo; 10-yard-line.</p> Chiefland faces stout Newberry team for first road game http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/chiefland-faces-stout-newberry-team-first-road-game <p> Chiefland was given a scare in its homecoming win over Branford last Friday, but its coaches and players know it will have to play better to get by one of the better Newberry teams in recent years this Friday.</p> <p> The Panthers, led by first-year head coach Richard Vester, have rolled to a 4-0 start, taking out county rivals Alachua Santa Fe and Class 5A Gainesville Eastside, before picking up a 40-22 over 1A power Union County and beating Williston on the road 30-14 in last Friday&rsquo;s district opener.</p> Bronson overmatched by Dixie County in home loss http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/bronson-overmatched-dixie-county-home-loss <p> Bronson head football coach Curtis Stacy knew last Friday&rsquo;s home game against Cross City-Dixie County would provide an honest assessment of how far his young team must improve in order to compete with elite teams in the area, most notably those who&rsquo;ve dominated the Eagles&rsquo; former district.</p> <p> With multiple final four appearances in recent years and a regional finals appearance in 2015, the Bears have been second only to two-time state champion Trenton in local 1A football.</p> Bronson hopes to play spoiler at Branford homecoming http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/bronson-hopes-play-spoiler-branford-homecoming <p> After taking on one of the area&rsquo;s premier programs at John Rutledge Field last Friday, Bronson hits the road with hopes of being homecoming spoilers in Branford as it takes on another District 1A-7 squad.</p> <p> While the Buccaneers might not measure up to the team from Cross City, BMHS head coach Curtis Stacy and his Eagles know they have another gritty opponent ahead of them, after seeing Branford hold Chiefland scoreless in regulation and force their game into overtime.</p> Bird wins Lady Gator golf opener http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/bird-wins-lady-gator-golf-opener <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/image1_1.jpg" alt="Pictured, from left: Dot Bird, Cathy Steen, Vicki Hope and Irene Foshay." title="Pictured, from left: Dot Bird, Cathy Steen, Vicki Hope and Irene Foshay." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Dot Bird took low gross in the first flight in the Lady Gator Tournament season opener, hosted by the Chiefland Women&rsquo;s Golf Association on Sept. 14. Also in the first flight, Vicki Hope finished with the lowest net, followed by Cathy Steen and Irene Foshay. The tournament included competitors from Chiefland, Lake City and Gainesville. Prizes for five flights were awarded during a lunch provided by Church&rsquo;s Chicken.</p> CAAA soccer signups begin Sept. 24 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/caaa-soccer-signups-begin-sept-24 <p> Homecoming, district opener this Friday for Chiefland http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/homecoming-district-opener-friday-chiefland <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/opening.jpg" alt="Chiefland looks to improve to 2-0 as it moves into the thick of the district schedule." title="Chiefland looks to improve to 2-0 as it moves into the thick of the district schedule." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-add16564-29a1-5288-6089-c80068db3935"> <span>Football teams often risk becoming distracted during homecoming week, leaving the actual opponent to become more of an afterthought to the week&rsquo;s festivities. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"> <span>Chiefland shouldn&rsquo;t have to worry this week, however, as its homecoming tilt this Friday against Branford is also its district opener. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"> <span>It&rsquo;s also only the second game of the season for the Indians. </span></p>