Big plays power Northview past Bozeman

Football Bozeman

Bozeman's Nate Robinson (right) stretched out for an errant throw on an early drive.

Published: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 12:21 AM.

SAND HILLS — Northview set the pace while nearly everyone on the field was at a standstill.

Then one big play led to another.

The Chiefs opened the scoring with a bizarre sequence and rolled past Bozeman 49-7 in the football season opener for both teams on Friday. Northview (1-0) added to the onslaught with ease when Bozeman was unable to respond despite a spirited first drive.

Cameron Newsome started the rout when he fielded a first-quarter punt. Newsome and nearly everyone else on the field believed he had called for a fair catch. Instead, the game officials didn’t accept the improper signal and Newsome sprinted downfield when there was no whistle.

The next whistle he heard was when he crossed the goal line after a 70-yard return. The play left some confused and some others, but Northview wasn’t among those on that side of the argument.

Newsome capped the first-half scoring with an 84-yard interception return which had a similar deflating quality.

Bozeman(0-1) answered the opening punt return with a long pass and two Julio Piniero rushes, each for 23 yards. The Bucks moved to the Chiefs’ 15-yard line, but turned the ball over on downs.

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