Football

House divided: Navarre couple on opposite sides of Super Bowl

House divided: Navarre couple on opposite sides of Super Bowl

By Brian Lester Meagan Hughes and her fiancé, Jeff Knutson, have a New England Patriots flag and Seattle Seahawks flag flying in front of their home. Late Sunday night, once Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona has been decided between the Patriots and the defending champion Seahawks, one of those flags will have to come down […]

State bars former NHS coaches from teaching

State bars former NHS coaches from teaching

Former Navarre High School head football coach Joshua Chad Lashley and former coach Kevin Michael “Mickey” O’Quinn had their state education certificates revoked and are permanently barred from ever reapplying. The Education Practices Commission of the State of Florida made the decision to revoke Lashley’s certificate on July 22 after Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart filed […]

Untested defense key to success

Untested defense key to success

To say the Raider defense is in a rebuilding year is an understatement. Junior cornerback Michael Sandle is the only full-time starter returning for the Raiders from last season. “Some of the players from our current unit played other positions last year. In some other cases they started a couple of games on defense.” This lack of experience does not stop Sandle or the rest of […]

Update: Raider Day becomes Midnight Madness

Update: Raider Day becomes Midnight Madness

If the turf at Bennett C. Russell Stadium in Navarre could talk, it would be screaming, “Uncle.” Football players from the tiniest Navarre Youth Sports Association athletes to high school seniors ran, jumped and even mashed each other into the turf for more than seven hours as Raider Day became Midnight Madness. Games started at […]