Facing adversity, Navarre takes aim at bouncing back

Navarre finds itself in a video-game-like situation at this point in the high school football season.

The Raiders are running out of lives in their quest to punch a ticket to the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season after a 20-7 loss to Niceville Friday night in District 1-7A play.

The loss to the Eagles was the third in a row. Despite the difficult stretch, the Raiders (3-3, 0-2) aren’t ready to wave a white flag.

They returned to practice Monday ready to get back to work in preparation for Friday night’s battle with Tate (1-4, 0-3) in Cantonment.

“We’re still in it. We’re not eliminated by any means. We still have a lot to play for,” Navarre head coach Jay Walls said. “If we work to get better and we are competing, eventually good things are going to happen for us.”

Defensive back Kobe Johnson said it’s important that he and the other seniors rise to the occasion.

Read the full article in the Oct. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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