Tommy Leggett has put in the time to prepare himself for big moments, moments such as the one he experienced Friday night in Navarre’s pivotal showdown with Choctaw.
So when his number was called on a pass play that ended with the senior star catching a 5-yard scoring strike from Caine Adamson in the end zone late in the fourth quarter, it didn’t come as a surprise.
“Since my freshman year, I’ve been working hard to step up,” Leggett said. “Every day after school I would go out and train to do my best. I wanted to be prepared for this season.”
Leggett was ready and his catch sliced the Indians’ lead to one, 14-13, shifting the momentum in favor of the Raiders in an eventual 16-14 win at Bennett C. Russell Stadium.
At times, hope appeared to be lost for Navarre (4-0), which was seeking to avenge three consecutive losses to the Indians (2-2). The Raiders trailed 14-7 at halftime and battled through penalties and turnovers to stay in the game.
Leggett, who also plays in the secondary and had a big hand in keeping the Indians off the scoreboard in the second half, said relentless effort was the key to success against the Indians.
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