Dwayne Carter was spectacular in Navarre's 56-33 win Friday against Niceville. The senior running back rushed for six touchdowns, all but one longer than 25 yards. Unofficially, Carter racked up 305 rushing yards on 21 carries -- an average of more than 14.5 yards per carry.
"Our offensive line played the best game they've played all year," Navarre coach Chad Lashley said after the game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. "After last week's game (a 27-23 loss to Pace), our coaching staff made some adjustments to what we're doing on offense, simplified some things, and our players really picked up on that well in practice this week."
Carter rushed for more than 1,200 yards as a junior but hadn't been a factor in the Raiders' first three games this year. He said the offense was more focused for Niceville.
"We realized that we, as a unit, weren't being who we are," Carter said.
The game was the first District 2-6A contest for the teams. Navarre improved to 2-2, 1-0 while Niceville fell to 2-2, 0-1. The Raiders are scheduled to host Pensacola Catholic for Homecoming on Friday at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.