Loss to Lincoln serves as learning experience

Navarre stumbled for the first time this football season last Thursday. The Raiders didn’t have enough answers for Lincoln in a 35-20 loss at Gene Cox Stadium in Tallahassee.

It was the first time in program history that the Raiders have played a district game as a 7A school. And while the scoreboard didn’t shine in their favor, lessons could be taken from this District 1-7A opener.

The Trojans (3-1), ranked 10th in the state in the Associated Press poll last week and a traditional power in the state, gave the Raiders a different look with their athleticism and hurry-up offense. But it wasn’t as if the Raiders ever looked overwhelmed on the field.

They led 7-0 and 14-7 before the Trojans took the momentum and never let it go.

“I hope the guys see that they can compete at a high level, that they are capable of playing good football. We just have to get better,” Navarre head coach Jay Walls said.

Read the full article in the Sept. 19 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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