Football

Argos put on a show in spring game

Argos put on a show in spring game

Quentin Randolph played in the third spring game of his University of West Florida football career Saturday afternoon at Pen Air Field. But this one was different for the former standout from Navarre. “It’s the first one where I’ve been healthy the whole spring,” Randolph said. “I had a couple of catches and it nice […]

Fernandez seizes opportunity to play college football

Fernandez seizes opportunity to play college football

One door closed. Another opened. And former Navarre standout Xavier Fernandez wasted little time seizing the opportunity, signing with Keiser University to be a part of the school’s inaugural season of football this fall. “I’m excited,” Fernandez said. “It was hard watching everyone else I grew up with play last season and I’m just a […]

Casey commits to Middle Tennessee

Casey commits to Middle Tennessee

Gatlin Casey is headed to Middle Tennessee State. The former Navarre standout wrapped up his football career at Lehigh as one of the top wide receivers in program history and talked in an interview with the Navarre Press last month about wanting to use his graduate transfer year to enhance his chances of making it […]

Remarkable season comes to a close for Argos

Remarkable season comes to a close for Argos

No one expected the University of West Florida football team to be playing in the final game of the 2017 season. But here the Argonauts were Saturday night, at Sporting Park in Kansas City, playing on the biggest stage in NCAA Division II football, a national championship hanging in the balance in a showdown with […]

Leggett turns in his best performance of the preseason

Leggett turns in his best performance of the preseason

Jordan Leggett saved his best performance of the preseason for last. After sitting out a weekend game against the New York Giants, the former Navarre standout caught two passes for 16 yards for the New York Jets in their 16-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night at MetLife Stadium. The rookie out of Clemson […]

Raiders set to hit the road for game against Wildcats

Raiders set to hit the road for game against Wildcats

Navarre’s football team hits the road for the first time this season when it travels to Washington Friday night for a 7 p.m. game. The Raiders enter the showdown riding the high of a 56-35 win over Pensacola Catholic in their season opener. Navarre is ranked eighth in the state in 6A and its win […]

Raiders move up in latest Associated Press football poll

Raiders move up in latest Associated Press football poll

Navarre’s football team moved up one spot in the latest 6A Associated Press football poll. The Raiders are No. 8 in the poll this week after defeating Pensacola Catholic 56-35 in their season opener last Friday night. Miami Northwestern is the new No. 1 team in the state, receiving 11 first-place votes. Northwestern was ranked […]

A look at how the state-ranked teams fared over the weekend

A look at how the state-ranked teams fared over the weekend

Navarre was one of seven teams in the top 10 of the 6A Associated Press poll to earn a victory Friday night. The ninth-ranked Raiders held off Pensacola Catholic 56-35 at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. It was Navarre’s 22nd win in their last 23 games in the regular season. Top-ranked Miami Carol City opened the […]

Highlights not in short supply in Raiders’ season-opening win over Crusaders

Highlights not in short supply in Raiders’ season-opening win over Crusaders

Omari Green and Dante Wright both scored three touchdowns. Chris Williams found the end zone a couple of times. Cade Taylor and Bryson Brewer picked off passes. It was no doubt a night of highlights for the Navarre Raiders in their season opener against Pensacola Catholic Friday at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. But there is […]

Navarre kicks off season against Catholic

Navarre kicks off season against Catholic

It’s time for football. The Navarre Raiders begin what they hope is a long season when they kick off their 2017 campaign against Pensacola Catholic tonight at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Navarre was 12-2 a year ago and reached the state semifinals for the second time in program […]

Raiders ranked in preseason AP football poll

Raiders ranked in preseason AP football poll

Navarre’s football team will start the season with added hype. The Raiders are ranked ninth in the preseason Associated Press 6A poll. They are the only team in the area ranked in the top 10. Escambia and Tate received nine and eight votes, respectively.  Miami Carol City is the top-ranked team in the state and […]

Raiders impressive in Kickoff Classic against Chiles

Raiders impressive in Kickoff Classic against Chiles

It took only 23 seconds for the Navarre Raiders to put the firepower of their offense on display in the Kickoff Classic against Chiles Thursday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Sage Chambers connected with Dante Wright on a 50-yard touchdown pass to put the Raiders in front 7-0 and the two would hook up […]

Raiders to battle Chiles in dress rehearsal for regular season

Raiders to battle Chiles in dress rehearsal for regular season

Preseason camp is in the rear-view mirror for the Raiders. Navarre now turns its attention to its Kickoff Classic game against Chiles at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Head coach Jay Walls calls the game a dress rehearsal. It also serves as an opportunity for him to evaluate the team against a […]

Leggett makes his NFL debut with Jets in preseason opener

Leggett makes his NFL debut with Jets in preseason opener

Jordan Leggett made his NFL debut Saturday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The former Navarre standout caught one pass for eight yards in the New York Jets’ 7-3 win over the Tennessee Titans in the preseason opener for both teams. New York scored its lone touchdown when Josh McCown connected wtih Charone Peake […]

Concussion concerns remain despite efforts to make game safer

Concussion concerns remain despite efforts to make game safer

Football fever has reached its peak. The stadium is buzzing with excitement. The band is playing. The fans are cheering. The players are amped up for another gridiron battle, the sound of pads popping providing the soundtrack to the evening. The scene unfolds across America each week during football season, a sign that the game […]

Wagner gearing up for senior season with the Raiders

Wagner gearing up for senior season with the Raiders

Saturn Wagner is on the football field running a route during a practice on a hot and humid July morning. The hard-working rising senior makes the catches look easy, as if he’s been playing the position his entire career. You’d never know that two years ago, on a cold November night, Wagner suffered through one […]

Argos picked seventh in Gulf South Conference poll

Argos picked seventh in Gulf South Conference poll

The University of West Florida football team is picked to finish seventh in the preseason Gulf South Conference coaches poll. The Argos won five games in their inaugural season and are hoping for more success in year two. The poll is headed up by four-time GSC champion North Alabama, the 2016 NCAA Division II national runner […]

Register ahead of schedule with recovery from injury

Register ahead of schedule with recovery from injury

Sam Register isn’t out on the field running plays with the Navarre Raiders just yet, but he is running routes and that’s a good sign for the senior wide receiver. Register tore his ACL and suffered a slight tear to his meniscus in the state semifinal game against Lake Gibson last December. “It’s not easy, […]

Raiders kick off preseason camp

Raiders kick off preseason camp

Football practice for the 2017 season is officially underway for the Navarre Raiders. Navarre enters preseason camp on the heals of a successful two months of summer workouts. “Attendance was outstanding in the summer and the majority of our guys worked hard, but we have a lot of work to do in camp,” Navarre head coach […]

Taylor brings experience, leadership to Raiders’ defense

Taylor brings experience, leadership to Raiders’ defense

With only four returning starters, Navarre’s defense is short on experience heading into the football season. That’s where great leadership comes into play and senior linebacker Cade Taylor is ready to help provide it for a Raiders team with high expectations. “You definitely have to set a good example by working hard,” Taylor said. “The […]

Hixon ready to help lead offensive line

Hixon ready to help lead offensive line

Watch the highlights of Darrell Hixon at the national Top Gun Showcase in South Carolina and it’s easy to be impressed with the way the Navarre offensive lineman handles the competition he is up against. The 5-foot-11 senior dominates every lineman he faces, even the ones who have a clear-cut size advantage, and he comes […]

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