Hard work puts Carter in position to succeed

Josh Carter is only a freshman on Navarre’s football team, but it’s easy to forget. He looks as dominant as a veteran at times, creating havoc for an opposing offense by coming at the quarterback with relentless pressure.

He credits his success to motivation and hard work.

“I came in and I was highly doubted,” Carter said. “But I’ve worked hard in practice to make myself a better player.”

It’s paid off. He went into Friday’s District 2-6A opener against Pace with three sacks on the year. He came through with another one Friday night, helping the sixth-ranked Raiders roll to a 42-27 win over the Patriots.

“I watch a lot of film and study it,” Carter said. “I see the difference between the splits in the linemen and it makes it easier for me to get by them.”

The fact that Carter plays defense is interesting. His older brothers, Dwayne and Michael, are both running backs.

Dwayne is the leading rusher in program history and now plays at Harding University. Michael is a highly touted recruit, and despite being out for the season with an injury, the junior is on his way to being one of the best in school history as well.

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