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Lens and Listen: Northside’s 2014 football state championship

After winning back to back  state championships in 2006 and 2007,  the Northside Eagles returned to the big dance sporting a 13-1 record and having  won ten straight ballgames.  The only losing mark on the Eagles’ campaign,  an early season  loss to Jones County in Gray.

The 2014 undefeated playoff  run featured wins over Northside of Columbus,  Dalton, Glynn Academy, Allatoona, and Mays.

The 2014 Mays Raiders were a battle tested team under the leadership of Head Coach Corey Jarvis.   Mays  playoff wins  came against South Paulding,   Ware County (#1 ranked),  Jones County and Stockbridge.   Defensively the blue and gold featured (among others) highly touted DE,  Natrez Patrick ,  who would go on the play at the University of Georgia.

Northside countered offensively with RB Willie Jordan (NE OK A&M), OG Brandon Sandifer (UF),  and the ever elusive QB……Tobias Oliver (GT).   Defensively,  big blue was headed up by LB Kam Burnett.

Mays took an 18-7 lead into half,  powered by a TD pass  on the last  last play of the period.   The Eagles soared back on a 70 yard TD pass from Oliver to Nate Greene,  a 32 yard FG made it 18-17 in the 4th.

Oliver would add a 47 yard scamper, capping  a 60 yard drive to give Northside the lead and , eventually,  the 2014 State Championship.

Sit back and enjoy as we focus lens and listen on the 2014 Northside Eagles.

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