Argos back to work in spring practice

No one will deny the 2018 season for the University of West Florida football team was one that didn’t go as expected.

The Argonauts finished 6-5, a game above .500, a year after going to the NCAA Division II national championship game. Injuries played a big part in it.

Yet, here at Pen Air Field on a sun-splashed Saturday in late March, the cool morning air giving way to warmer weather, there is a sense of hope among the players.

Music plays throughout the two-plus hours of spring practice. A handful of fans are on hand to watch it.

Players get excited when a big play is made, be it a great run, a spectacular sideline catch or a hard-nosed defensive stop.

Navarre’s own Quentin Randolph, one of the team’s best receivers a season ago, is among those players getting excited.

He is recovering from wrist surgery but is quick to run over to a teammate and congratulate him on a great play.

In time, Randolph will be back to his old self. In time, the Argos will be back on the field kicking off the 2019 season. For now, they are enjoying the spring.

Read the full article in the March 28 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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