Navarre has jumped up one spot in this week’s FHSAA 7A regional rankings.
The Raiders are one of two teams in the area ranked in the top eight of Region 1-7A.
Playing its first game on campus in school history last Friday night, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy fell short in its bid to upset the reigning 1A state champions.
The Stingrays lost 9-0 to sixth-ranked Baker.
Brandon Rosendale paced Navarre in a match against Gulf Breeze last week at Tiger Point, shooting a 43. Drew Ottley carded a 46 and Brady Nevius shot a 47. Preston Lam checked in with a 53.
Navarre head coach Clark Brown said one of the biggest challenges for his team has been the limited practice time the team has had due to issues with the course flooding at Hidden Creek.
Scott Murphy knew when he was in college the odds were stacked against him to one day play Major League Baseball.
But while playing college ball at Tulane, the current Navarre High School Athletic Director had a chance to pitch against future big leaguers and jokes that he played a part in their ability to make it as a pro, including San Francisco Giants great Will Clark.
The challenging schedule Navarre’s volleyball team has played this season has helped keep it ranked in the upper half of the 6A regional rankings.
The Raiders remain in the top eight this week and are ranked 17th in the state in 6A.
Senior linebacker Devin Wright keeps it simple when talking about the success Navarre has enjoyed on the defensive side of the ball in the first four games of the season.
It all comes down to everyone knowing their role and playing it well.
Navarre’s volleyball team faces one of its biggest tests of the season tonight when it squares off against Pensacola Catholic.
The Crusaders are ranked ninth in the entire state of Florida and second in 2A. Navarre is currently ranked 14th in 6A.
Navarre’s swim team competed at the Northwest Florida Invitational Saturday at Washington in Pensacola.
Chase Jennings had the best showing among the Raiders who swam at the meet.
Facing a 20-point deficit at halftime, hope was on life support and fading fast for the University of West Florida football team Saturday night in its Gulf South Conference opener on the road.
But a game is never over until the clock hits zero, and that rang true for the top-ranked Argos, who pieced together the greatest comeback in school history to knock off Delta State 39-33 at McCool Stadium.
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