Chiefs Fall Short

What do the Chiefs and the New York Giants have in common? Turnovers- a lot of them, actually.


The Chiefs hosted Seminole Ridge in a game that went to three overtimes before finally being decided by a 20-yard field goal by Seminole Ridge. Neither team scored in the first OT, both teams scored in the second OT, and then, the Chiefs threw their seventh interception in the last five games to set up the game winning field goal. The Hawks hung on to a 30-27 lead to win the game.


The week before, the Chiefs went out to Palm Beach Central for a district game. The game was close before two costly late game turnovers. A fumble returned for a touchdown and an interception late in the fourth quarter killed the hopes for Santaluces.


They faced a similar fate against Seminole Ridge. The Chiefs were sacked two times before throwing the interception that would hand Santaluces its third loss in four games.


The problem isn’t just in a turnover-prone offense. The Chiefs have allowed 32.5 points per game in that four game span. They’ve allowed 30 points in their last two home games. They’ve lost every time they’ve allowed 30 or more points this season.


The excessive scoring can be mostly blamed on the run defense. The Chiefs have allowed 16 rushing touchdowns this year to accompany an astonishing 321 yards per game on the ground. For those who aren’t too familiar with football, that’s bad. Very bad.


Last year, it was defense that was keeping the Chiefs alive. This year, it’s the defense that’s holding them back.


Now, the Chiefs will go on to host Boca Raton in their third district game. A loss here could keep them out of the playoffs barring any miracles. Boca hasn’t lost a district game yet, while the Chiefs are still looking for their first district win.