Sage Chambers and Caine Adamson bring something to the table this year that neither had a year ago, and that is a wealth of game experience.
Chambers had never taken a varsity snap prior to the 2015 campaign and Adamson had played in just seven games in 2014, attempting only 10 passes.
Both Navarre quarterbacks split time a year ago, both seeing action in all 11 games, and they are counting on that experience to fuel their success this season.
“It helped a lot playing last year because game speed is very, very fast,” Chambers said. “I’m used to it now and want to build off what I did last year and all of the work I’m putting in this year.”
Adamson echoes those thoughts.
“The experience has helped me a lot in getting ready for this year,” Adamson said. “Sage and I feed off each other and both of us have improved a lot.”
Coaching game experience is something Navarre head coach Jay Walls can’t do, which is why it’s a big deal the Raiders will start the 2016 campaign with two quarterbacks who understand what it takes to play in a real game.
“The playing time they got last year was important and hopefully it will carry over to their confidence and help them in the heat of battle,” Walls said.
Chambers is headed into his junior season with the Raiders and is coming off a year where he threw for 691 yards, completing 54 of his 92 passes, including seven for touchdowns.
Adamson is more of a runner, rushing for 363 yards and four scores while also throwing for 304 yards and seven touchdowns. He completed 23 of the 43 passes he attempted.
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